A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader - Parkette.

A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader

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An expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading, from a wonderfully eclectic array of thinkers and creators.

In these pages, some of today's most wonderful culture-makers—writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers—reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character. On the page facing each letter, an illustration by a celebrated illustrator or graphic artist presents that artist's visual response. Among the diverse contributions are letters from Jane Goodall, Neil Gaiman, Jerome Bruner, Shonda Rhimes, Ursula K. Le Guin, Yo-Yo Ma, Judy Blume, Lena Dunham, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Jacqueline Woodson, as well as a ninety-eight-year-old Holocaust survivor, a pioneering oceanographer, and Italy's first woman in space. Some of the illustrators, cartoonists, and graphic designers involved are Marianne Dubuc, Sean Qualls, Oliver Jeffers, Maira Kalman, Mo Willems, Isabelle Arsenault, Chris Ware, Liniers, Shaun Tan, Tomi Ungerer, and Art Spiegelman.

This project is woven entirely of goodwill, generosity of spirit, and a shared love of books. Everyone involved has donated their time, and all profits will go to the New York Public Library systems.

This stunning 272-page hardcover volume features a lay-flat binding to allow for greater ease of reading.

Ages 10+ 
Dimensions: 21.59 x 3.18 x 26.67 cm

SHIPPING RATES

CANADA

Estimated arrival 1-5 business days.

CAD $12 standard shipping to all provinces except NU, NT, and YT, and free shipping on orders within Canada over CAD 200 before tax for all provinces except NU, NT, and YT.

CAD $15 standard shipping for the provinces of NU, NT, and YT, and free shipping on orders over CAD $300.

CAD $25 2 DAY EXPEDITED shipping to all provinces except NU, NT, and YT, and CAD $35 EXPEDITED shipping to the provinces of NU, NT and YT.

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UNITED STATES

Estimated arrival 2 business days.
$25 CAD standard shipping.

EUROPE

Estimated arrival 3-7 business days
$35 CAD standard shipping.

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