Category Archives: Books

Only In Japan

Located in a southwestern Tokyo suburb, within sight of Mount Fuji, Shonan T-Site is a uniquely Japanese take on the bookstore. Owned by the entertainment retailer Tsutaya, the store is situated in a former Panasonic factory complex that is being … Continue reading

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Bibliophile Hack (NSFW)

Last week some anonymous tech savvy bibliophile hacked a digital traffic sign in central Los Angeles and left this message:

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Alice Through The Looking Glass

How paradoxical that this astonishing mural project is on the wall of an abandoned school in South Shields, England. The incredible painting, a collaborative work by street artists Irony and Frank Styles, depicts Alice from Lewis Carroll’s classic novel. Part … Continue reading

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Paper People

I first stumbled upon some of French street artist Charles Leval’s (aka Levalet) imaginative paste-ups of black and white figures last year in Paris. Thanks to TBTP reader Maria Milan, here’s a series of his reading related pieces. Some were … Continue reading

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Ink on the Tracks

London-based artist Simon Jones imagines what classic album tracks would look like as well-thumbed paperback books. He lines up the “used paperbacks” with the book spines each featuring a song title from the same album. You can see more (and … Continue reading

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Disney Gone Baroque

Canadian photographer Benjamin Von Wong worked some magic of his own when he secured permission from the Abbot of the historic Admont Monastery in Styria Austria for a decidedly Disneyesque fashion photo shoot inspired by Beauty and the Beast. Bibliophiles … Continue reading

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Tales From the Public Domain

Yesterday was Public Domain Day in the United States and in many other nations around the world. The first day of every year creative works that have outlived their legal copyrights enter the public domain and become freely available for … Continue reading

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NPR : The Book

A few months back the Little Berlin Gallery in Philadelphia hosted a show of Texas-based artist Kevin McNamee-Tweed’s hilarious fictional book covers. Each of the pieces, done in watercolor, ink and gouache, offers a humorous take on contemporary publishing in … Continue reading

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The Art of Reading

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New York City-based photographer Franck Bohbot has been wowing photography fans with his perceptive and atmospheric images of scenes around North America. But bibliophiles will want to actively follow his ongoing project called House of Books. This pared down series … Continue reading

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