Read 15 Classic Books In Under A Minute

Read 15 Classic Books In Under A Minute

Sometimes reading 350-page novel is just too much work. Thankfully, there’s Book-A-Minute Classics! Continue reading »

Sleep In A Bookshelf With 5000 Books In Kyoto’s New Bookstore-Themed Hostel

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Book And Bed is “an accommodation bookshop”. The perfect setting for a good nights sleep is something you will not find here. There are no comfortable mattresses, fluffy pillows nor lightweight and warm down duvets. What we do offer is an experience while reading a book (or comic book). An experience shared by everyone at least once: the blissful “instant of falling asleep”. It is already 2 am but you think just a little more… with heavy drooping eye lids you continue reading only to realize you have fallen asleep. Continue reading »

Some Guy Is Leaving Hilarious Fake Trivia Books In Bookstores

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If you haven’t visited a bookstore lately, you really should. And not just for the thousands upon thousands of books with countless tales that could influence you for a lifetime. But maaaainly for the chance of stumbling upon one of reddit users caducus fake books. Yes, fake. Recently, he teamed with reddit artist dinosaur_copilot & collaborated on a book of ridiculous fake trivia and has been dropping them off at random book stores all over the place. Continue reading »

This Woman Painted Her Staircase To Look Like Books And It’s Amazing

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Image courtesy of Philippa Branham

Pippa Branham considers herself crafty, but she recently put her DIY skills to the test by transforming her plain old staircase into a veritable masterpiece. Branham and her family moved into their first permanent home in the UK last year, which meant she finally had a chance to make her mark with a one-of-a-kind home improvement project. Continue reading »

Cool Bookmarks For Cool People Who Love Books

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According to Lena and Dmitriy, design duo from Ukraine: “We’re a team of creators and makers who like to read. The idea behind our bookmarks was to create something which will add a stylish touch to any book you’re reading. Thus our metal CoolBookmarks were born. The bookmarks are laser cut out of thin metal, hand polished, bent into shape and powder coated with durable paint.” Continue reading »

Anonymous Artist Is Photoshopping Kids Books, And The Result Is Hilariously

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Mark March 11th on your calendar, for it is a day that will go down in history as the founding date of Paperback Paradise, “The world’s #1 used book store.” After the Berenst(E)ain Bears Conspiracy of 2015, it should come as no surprise that many of the books that you read in your childhood are not as you remember them. In particular, that their titles are radically different. Continue reading »

Japanese Master Restores Old Books

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Okano Nobuo is a fine craftsman who have been patching up old books in poor condition making them look brand new for the last 33 years. Have a look how skilfully he does it. Continue reading »

20 Best Quotes From Children’s Books That Every Adult Should Read Too

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Children books sometimes are great for adults to read too as they’re full of wisdom. You may have read some in your childhood, but how well do you remember the lessons? Have you forgotten some as you’re growing up? Below are 20 inspiring quotes from children’s books that every adult should read too. Continue reading »

Meet A Tiny Shelf With A Whimsical Way To Display Your Books

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Belgian designer Filip Janssens, has created a wall shelf that allows the books it holds to be highlighted by placing them at odd angles.
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You Can Sleep Behind A Wall Of Books In This Hostel In Tokyo

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Photography by Kastuhiro AOKI ©R-STORE 2015

The Book and Bed Hostel in Tokyo is scheduled to open on November 5th, 2015, and is sure to be a hit with the book lovers of the world.
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Miniature Books Collection Of Jozsef Tari

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Jozsef Tari has been collecting miniature books since 1972, and is now the proud owner of over 4,500 literary works, including the world’s smallest book (2.9 x 3.2 mm). A printer by trade, Tari has always been fascinated by the written word, and in 1972 he began collecting miniature books. Continue reading »

Superhero Bookends That Save Books From Falling Down

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Created by the imaginative folks at Israeli design studio, Artori Design, are the Book And The Hero, and Supershelf – a pair of bookends that make it appear the books they’re holding are being saved by a small, yet incredibly strong superhero. Continue reading »

Tiny Paper Bookmarks Let You Grow Charming Miniature Worlds In Your Books

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Adding a cute and playful element to the mundane process of bookmarking, these sticky paper tabs let you create little landscapes and scenes on top of you books, ideal for research, study and quick reference to your favourite pages. Continue reading »

Handcrafted Fantasy Books By Aniko Kolesnikova

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Latvian designer and artist Aniko Kolesnikova, working under the name Mandarin Duck, creates fantastic hand made book covers using polymer clay. Continue reading »

Saraiva Pocket Books

To publicize Saraiva’s pocket book collection, the largest bookstore chain in Brazil, we embroidered the covers of literary classics onto the pockets of jeans. A visually strong piece, reminding people of the basic benefit of a pocket book: They fit into your pocket.

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20 000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne Continue reading »

Litographs Tattoos: Wearable Tributes to Iconic Books

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A beautiful collection of (temporary) literary tattoos, and a chance to join the World’s Longest Tattoo Chain. The project titled “Litographs”, had their tattoos designed in the form of texts taken from 15 classic books such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Ulysses, and Les Misérables.
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Babies Recreate Famous Books

Babies Recreate Famous Books
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter, Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan and many more children’s classics are recreated by these book based babies. The gorgeous photos come via Venture Photography for National Storytelling Week. Continue reading »

Two Look Books, Two Countries, Two Minds: Akomplice in Brazil Summer Lookbook

Two Look Books, Two Countries, Two Minds: Akomplice in Brazil Summer Lookbook

Akomplice presents their Summer 2012 lookbook dubbed “Empty and Whole ”. Shot in the remote backdrop of Florianopolis, Brazil. The collection of photos are a visual portrayal of the human mind devoid of the memories that create: control, patterns, and fear. The outcome is freedom to be one with the moment. The ethos behind the collection, which extends to Akomplice as a brand is that one is not to be governed by the past but by the moment, free from the constraints of past triumphs or traumas. To add authenticity to the lookbook and the sentiment it connotes, it was stated that two of the members involved were coming down from an LSD trip.

Furthermore, Akomplice co-founder Mike Smalls had recently returned from 10 days in Abadiania, Brazil where he meditated for 5-10 hours daily. The models, male and female are wearing Akomplice Mens apparel including a range of woven shirts, lightweight jackets, twill patterned shorts, contrast t-shirts and tanks which are juxtaposed against the Brazilian sand dunes. Models were also outfitted in a collection of accessories including premium leather belts, 5 panel hats and card holders. The entire collection is now available at Akomplice retailers worldwide. Continue reading »

Two Look Books, Two Countries, Two Minds: Akomplice in Colombia Summer Lookbook

Two Look Books, Two Countries, Two Minds: Akomplice in Colombia Summer Lookbook

For the 2012 Summer lookbook, Akomplice co-founder Patrick Liberty set sail for South America to capture a background befitting of the collection. The setting was the Poblado section of Medellin, Colombia which reflects the raw thematic direction of the Summer line. The 2012 Summer offering from Akomplice is expressed by its unique material selections, and diverse offering of hats, contrast pocket tees, and button ups that naturally appeal to the skate, bike, and tattoo communities. Those cultures are precisely who was tapped into for the shoot.

With the help of the locally heralded streetwear and skate sanctuary, Poisen, Patrick assembled an authentic group of brand protagonists to document the lookbook over the course of 5 days. Shot by a local Colombian photographer and inspired by the disposition of the people of Medellin, the 2012 Summer lookbook captures the evolution of Akomplice. The lookbook puts the curated collection on display and depicts it in the germane environment of Medellin that has adopted Akomplice as its own. Continue reading »

Tower of Books

Tower of Books
A three-story sculpture “tower of books” representing over 15,000 titles that have been written about Abraham Lincoln, are part of an exhibit at the Ford’s Theater Center for Education and Leadership in Washington. (AP)