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Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

World Book Day is a huge, global celebration of all things books. Created by UNESCO in 1995, the original idea was conceived by Valencian writer Vicente Clavel Andrés “as a way to honor the author Miguel de Cervantes”. Continue reading »

Street Artists Turn Utrecht Apartment Building Into a Giant Bookcase Featuring Residents’ Favorite Books

Talented Dutch street artists Jan Is De Man and Deef Feed were given permission by the owner of an apartment building in Utrecht to create a large mural on the side. Continue reading »

When Modern Love Meets Classic Comic Books

Peter Nidzgorski is the artist provocateur behind the site This isn’t Happiness. Under the name Peteski, he blogs about art, photography, design, and disappointment. One of the big attractions of his site is his clever manipulation of images like these altered panels from classic love story comic books. Continue reading »

That’s How Bored Bookstore Employees Entertain Themselves

If you ever decide to visit Bordeaux, France make sure you visit this Instagram-famous bookstore Librairie Mollat that is well-known for its ongoing photo series called Book Face. Its employees have found an activity that brightens the day for them and their customers. Continue reading »

“The Endless Beyond”: Superb Fantasy And Creative Inspirations By Adrian Chesterman

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Born in London of Scottish descent, Adrian Chesterman, British painter and illustrator, was educated at the William Harvey School in Kent. It was here that he first discovered his burning passion for the visual arts. Continue reading »

Spies, Nazis, Beautiful Women, Mobs, Daredevil Explorers, Heroes & Traitors In Incredible Adventure Artworks Of Mort Künstler

Mort Künstler is best known today for his vivid paintings of scenes from American history, specifically the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. These works have been featured in books and calendars, and spotlighted in exhibitions around the country.

Less known is Künstler’s early work in men’s adventure magazines, a unique genre that populated newsstands from the 1950s through the late ‘70s. Also known as “men’s sweats,” because most covers featured a sweaty, shirtless guy facing some type of peril, scores of adventure titles vied for a reader’s attention with eye-popping headlines such as “Death Orgy of the Leopard Women” and “Weasels Ripped My Flesh!” Continue reading »

“Reading The Road”: River Of 11,000 Glowing Books Flows Down City Street

Thousands of books spanned from sidewalk to sidewalk in Ann Arbor’s Literature vs Traffic installation, creating a space for quiet reflection on the value of pedestrian-friendly public spaces and the absence of noise pollution. The intersection of Liberty and State, a major juncture in this college town, was closed down for a day and night to allow the work to be deployed and enjoyed. Continue reading »

Extremely Shortened Versions of Classic Books For Lazy People

Illustrator John Atkinson (previously here and here) has been working hard lately to help you save a lot of time. Thanks to his latest creation you can now read ultra-condensed classic books! Continue reading »

Fictional Self-Help Books By Johan Deckmann

Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann examines the complications of life through clever titles painted on the covers of fictional self-help books that appear to tackle life’s biggest questions, fears, and absurdities. Continue reading »

Sinister Parodies Of Classic Children’s Books

“Bad Children’s Books” or the classic children’s books from 1940’s to 1960’s hijacked by illustrator Bob Staak. Subversive, disturbed, twisted, but full of humor! Continue reading »

This Infinity Book Store Looks Like An Endless Tunnel Of Books


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This bookstore and library in Yangzhou, eastern China, has transformed its space into an endless space of books, with some clever mirror trickery. Continue reading »

Artist Uses 100,000 Banned Books To Build A Full-Size Parthenon At Historic Nazi Book Burning Site


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Argentinian artist Marta Minujín, 74, has created a monumental replica of the Greek Parthenon from 100,000 copies of banned books. According to the artist, it symbolizes the resistance to political repression. Continue reading »

Fragmented Ink Paintings On Arrays Of Vintage Books By Ekaterina Panikanova

Spread across the opened pages of books pinned against the wall like insect specimens, Russian-born artist Ekaterina Panikanova creates ink paintings that appear like fragments of memory. Continue reading »

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 »