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Five Years Ago Today: August 31, 2009. A beautiful Arizona sunset as per usual. (at Harkins Theater Chandler Fashion Center)

Five Years Ago Today: August 31, 2009. A beautiful Arizona sunset as per usual. (at Harkins Theater Chandler Fashion Center)

Birthday game to round out this 3 Day Weekend. #GoDbacks (at Arizona Diamondbacks Game - Chase Field)

Birthday game to round out this 3 Day Weekend. #GoDbacks (at Arizona Diamondbacks Game - Chase Field)

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A Vintage Van Delivers Vintage (and New) Literature

You’re probably well-acquainted with the idea of the food van. The more sartorially minded may have even visited a fashion truck. Now, it’s translated into literature aimed at tourists.
In June 2013, three entrepreneurial literature lovers from Portugal’s capital created a nomadic bookstore that moves around the city all year long, bringing Portuguese literature to international visitors.
Tell a Story — that’s the van’s name — offers a collection of more than a dozen Portuguese classics that have been translated into English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. There’s something for everyone, from the evasive and sad verses of Fernando Pessoa — “To be understood is to prostitute oneself” — to Antonio Lobo Antunes’ dense and moving accounts of the country’s post-colonial legacy.


The vehicle, a gorgeous 1975 Renault Estafette, has character, but the soul of this literary omnibus is its driver, Francisco Antolin. He’s a 36-year-old Lisboner who loves books and talking about them with whoever stops by.
“We wanted to help people discover Portugal through our literature, because stories are a great way to understand a culture,” he says.
Read more: Portugal’s Nomadic Bookstore | Good Sh*t | OZY 

goodstuffhappenedtoday:

A Vintage Van Delivers Vintage (and New) Literature

You’re probably well-acquainted with the idea of the food van. The more sartorially minded may have even visited a fashion truck. Now, it’s translated into literature aimed at tourists.

In June 2013, three entrepreneurial literature lovers from Portugal’s capital created a nomadic bookstore that moves around the city all year long, bringing Portuguese literature to international visitors.

Tell a Story — that’s the van’s name — offers a collection of more than a dozen Portuguese classics that have been translated into English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. There’s something for everyone, from the evasive and sad verses of Fernando Pessoa — “To be understood is to prostitute oneself” — to Antonio Lobo Antunes’ dense and moving accounts of the country’s post-colonial legacy.

The vehicle, a gorgeous 1975 Renault Estafette, has character, but the soul of this literary omnibus is its driver, Francisco Antolin. He’s a 36-year-old Lisboner who loves books and talking about them with whoever stops by.

“We wanted to help people discover Portugal through our literature, because stories are a great way to understand a culture,” he says.



Read more: Portugal’s Nomadic Bookstore | Good Sh*t | OZY 

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Could there BE a worse caption for this photo?

bbrmn:

Could there BE a worse caption for this photo?

Birthday Trifecta complete! Thanks to @joesfarmgrill for breakfast, @joesrealbbq for lunch and @libertymarket for dinner.  (at Downtown Gilbert)

Birthday Trifecta complete! Thanks to @joesfarmgrill for breakfast, @joesrealbbq for lunch and @libertymarket for dinner. (at Downtown Gilbert)