Category Archives: Books

Literary Ireland

Ireland a Literary Atlas maps the rich literary heritage of Ireland. The infographic was produced by and designed by UK-based NeoMan Studios. Too bad they left out my favorite contemporary Irish writer Kevin Barry.

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Los Angeles-based artist Mike Stilkey turns¬†discarded library books into whimsical works of art. The one-time street artist creates wonderful mixed media portraits of people and animals that have a decidedly early 20th century vibe. You can see lots more of … Continue reading

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Never Enough Guide Books

Citi x 60 is a clever new travel guide series featuring curated entries on local attractions, architecture, food, apps, accommodations and more by 60 local creative types. The¬†initial books in the series, from Hong Kong-based publisher Viction:ary , cover New … Continue reading

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Books About Town

On July 2nd, artfully decorated benches shaped like books began popping up all around London. Books About Town is a public arts event celebrating London’s literary heritage and is sponsored by the National Literary Trust, an organization dedicated to supporting … Continue reading

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An Opportunity to Contribute

Since last October, more than 50,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America and Mexico have arrived at U.S. immigration facilities on the border with Mexico. New York City’s La Casa Azul Bookstore is partnering with the Justice/Safe Passage Project to collect … Continue reading

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Future Library

Future Library is a public art project by Scottish artist Katie Paterson, which will slowly unfold over the next 100 years in the city of Oslo, Norway.A thousand trees have been planted in Normarka, a forest just outside Oslo. It … Continue reading

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Murakami, more is not enough

Suzanne Dean, the Creative Director of Random House in London, designed the new book jacket for Haruki Murakami’s new novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, which includes a sheet of stickers so readers can redesign their own … Continue reading

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About Murakami

New York psychologist, writer and animator Ilana Simons created this terrific short animated film called “About Haruki Murakami” to celebrate everyone’s favorite Japanese writer. Well, he’s my favorite, any way.

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Call Me Ishmael

Call Me Ishmael is an intriguing new way to share your love of books and reading. The concept behind the project is quite simple: Step # Call Ishmael’s phone number 774.325.0503 . Step #2 Listen to a brief message. Step … Continue reading

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Book Bench

H/t to Bibliodiverisidad for these pics of wonderful book benches in Istanbul.    

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