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Category Archives: Libraries
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
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
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
Are you having trouble choosing last minute book gifts ? Well the New York Public Library has created a Holiday Book List Generator to help you out. The app covers a wide range of subjects: Architecture, Cooking, Dance, Gardening, Music, … Continue reading
London-based photographer Simon Brown’s wonderful show The Weight of Knowledge just closed at New York City’s Benrubi Gallery, but here are a few images from the exhibition that are sure to warm any bibliophile’s heart on a cold winter’s day. … Continue reading
In case you needed another reason to visit Paris this holiday season, the Bibliothèque Nationale has opened a special exhibition to showcase treasures from its enormous collection. E’loge de la rareté: Cent trésors de la Réserve des livres presents one … Continue reading
This award-winning animated short by Norwegian students Tord Torpe and Magnus Nyquist is a psychedelic celebration of the library at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.
This wonderful short film explains why literature matters and what books do for us. The animation is by Marcus Armitage and Ignatz Johnson Higham with voice over by Alain de Botton, who wrote the script.
The Moscow Metro now is offering riders access to a virtual library of hundreds of classic novels. The free downloads are accessible via QR codes from station platforms without prior registration. The entire library is also available on buses and trams … Continue reading