Category: Odds & Ends

Our favorite bookstore displays

Last week, McNally Jackson in New York City put up a cheeky book display entitled “Goodnight Nobody: Existentialism for Babies”. Not only did the display include classics like Goodnight Moon, Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Little Prince, and Oh, the Places You’ll Go (which all merit Wikipedia entries), but it also included Cozy Classics: Moby Dick! Here are a… Read more →

We’re not worthy!

Jack and I are doing our best Wayne and Garth impression today. Not only do we have the privilege of having our version of Moby Dick profiled in Prima Baby in England, we get to share a page with Kate Middleton! Holman has spoken with the Queen once in his life (in grade 9, in front of a Science World… Read more →

Christmas and the Classics

‘Tis the season to think about Christmas… and the classics. Christmas was evidently on the minds of many a great novelist. For example, here is the word count for “Christmas” (excluding chapter titles) in the original versions of the four current Cozy Classics titles: Moby Dick – 4 times Pride and Prejudice – 6 times Les Misérables – 7 times… Read more →

So Super Awesome!

This week, Cozy Classics hit the Tumblrsphere in a big way. Sosuperawesome.net, a photo blog billing itself as “promoting independent artists and makers of awesome”, blogged about Cozy Classics on November 29 and featured images from our current titles (Pride and Prejudice and Moby Dick) and our upcoming titles (Les Misérables and War and Peace). Two days later, the post now… Read more →

Nikki McClure – Apple

Sometimes, as the old saying goes, all that is old is new. That’s certainly the case with Cozy Classics, as well as with the “new” book by acclaimed cut-paper artist Nikki McClure called Apple. It was, in fact, her very first book, originally self-published and sold in a limited edition of just 200 copies. Now, 16 years later, it is… Read more →

English Country Dancing

English country dancing was not, as the name suggests, a rural pastime eschewed by city-dwellers. The term derives from the French “contre-danse”, describing a form of dance which typically began with two longs row of men and women standing opposite each other. A lead couple would prance down the row, with other couples following suit. Dances were often elaborate, involving… Read more →

Les Miserables Movie Musical

Here’s an extended first look at the movie musical version of Les Misérables coming out this Christmas. It is directed by Tom Hooper, who won an Academy Award for The King’s Speech, and stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. The Cozy Classics version of Les Misérables comes out in early 2013, but is available for pre-sale… Read more →

Happy Birthday Moby Dick!

Moby Dick is seemingly everywhere these days. And today, millions upon millions of people are going to think about Moby Dick as the 161st anniversary of the UK publication of Melville’s masterpiece is commemorated by a new Google doodle. Happy birthday, Moby Dick. We hope it’s a cozy one! Read more →