Category Archives: Architecture

Why Bibliophiles Hate Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, the famous Portuguese footballer, has purchased the historic Casa del Libro bookstore building in the heart of Madrid with plans to convert it into a luxury hotel. The 95 year old bookstore is housed in a beautiful building … Continue reading

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Chill at a Game of Thrones Hotel

Serious fans can now stay in an official Game of Thrones ice hotel. Located beyond the wall and above the Arctic Circle in Kittilä, Finland, the chill accommodations are the result of a collaboration between HBO Nordic and the Laplands … Continue reading

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Library Tourism

Starfield COEX Mall is one of Asia’s largest underground malls. Located near the Samsung Metro station in Seoul and adjacent to the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, it also features an amazing two-story library. With forty -foot tall bookshelves and … Continue reading

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World’s Smallest Bookshop

The world’s tiniest bookshop launched this week in Malmö Sweden. The diminutive bookstore, called Frankie & Benjys Böcker, was created by an anonymous street art collective appropriately named AnonyMouse. Their mouse-sized mini-bookshop joins the group’s previous projects, Il Topolino, a miniature restaurant, and Noix de Vie, a … Continue reading

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Winter Is Coming

Tomorrow marks the  winter solstice —the shortest day and longest night of the year. In the northern hemisphere, the solstice also marks the official start of winter. Here on the east coast of the U.S., the solstice will be happen at … Continue reading

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Imagine Peace

The Imagine Peace Tower is a dramatic and moving memorial to John Lennon that was built by Yoko Ono on Viðey Island just off Reykjavik, Iceland. The monument consists of a round stone base with the words “Imagine Peace” inscribed in 24 … Continue reading

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Winter Fountains

What happens to public fountains during the winter? In many cities they are simply turned off until spring. But this year Philadelphia has come up with an imaginative way of using the fountains to brighten-up the dark months. Running from … Continue reading

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make a little birdhouse in your soul

For more than a decade, Thomas Dambo has been building birdhouses from recycled wood and installing them around Copenhagen. His Happy City Birds project is designed to bring attention to urban tree loss and to create habitats for city birds. The 3,500+ … Continue reading

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Underground Design

Frequent visitors to Travel Between The Pages will by now indulge my interests in maps, public transportation systems, and design. This brand new series of very cool maps from Blue Crow Media was just launched with a brilliant two-sided cartographic … Continue reading

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Wherein I Eat My Words

I recently posted a story about an amazing, futuristic-looking library that opened in Tianjin, China. In doing so, I also bemoaned the sorry state of library support in the United States and the lack of commitment to public libraries in … Continue reading

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