Category Archives: Books

Make America Read Again

Cleveland, Ohio librarian Jonathan Harris is using his summer vacation to give away books to both protesters and delegates at the Republican National Convention. Harris, who is the branch manager at a neighborhood library in the Tremont section of the … Continue reading

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Chill Library

Built to improve literacy rates in Bima, Indonesia, this wonderful little library was constructed using recycled plastic boxes from a local ice cream manufacturer. Sponsored by the NGO Pocket for the Poor, the eco-friendly building makes use of natural cross … Continue reading

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What Makes A Book A Book

This short animated film titled “The Evolution of the Book” by Patrick Smith is an enlightening TED-Ed video that demonstrates the elements that come together to make a book.

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Lady Chatterley’s Lepidopterist

Tom Gauld does it again.

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It’s still confusing

I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan, but sometimes I forget exactly how the characters are related. And although I’ve read every book in the Song of Ice and Fire series, the Houses and their relationships can be confusing. HBO … Continue reading

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Keep On Reading

You can see much more from the brilliant cartoonist Grant Snider and purchase books, posters, and more on his website.

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Je Suis Contre Tout et Tous

When I was young, I was fascinated by the early 20th century Dada Movement. I even sported a button with I.K. Bonset’s moto “Je suis contre tout et tous” . So, I was excited to discover that the Museum of Modern Art … Continue reading

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Cut, Carved, and Folded

Australian artist Nicholas Jones has been carving, cutting, and folding abandoned books for more than a decade in Melbourne. His dramatically transformed discarded books of all kinds can be found in museums and galleries around the world. And even though I … Continue reading

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You’re Going To learn Something

H/t to Nathan Gelgud and Signature        

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Why I Smell So Good

I smell so good because I spend my days surrounded by antiquarian books. This video explains why that is the case. Okay, it’s just one man’s opinion.  

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