Tag Archives: Books

Why Real Books Are Great

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Train Your Brain

This great little video from the clever folks behind the Improvement Pill YouTube channel addresses persistent misconceptions about reading.

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Hallucinations May Be Experienced

This wonderful infographic from the University of Virginia Library explains the potential “side effects” from reading a book.

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Can You Borrow My Book ?

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Spinetingler

Cape Town-based artist Barbara Wildenboer crafts dynamic sculptural works by flaying and dissecting discarded books creating a new narrative form. Slicing, folding, cutting, and gluing, Wildenboer reconceptualizes the abandoned encyclopedias and textbooks as art objects.

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Animal Farm is still banned in Cuba

It seems that as long as there have been books governments have been banning them. This infographic from printerinks.co.uk takes the long view on book banning throughout history. via http://www.printerinks.com

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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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The Art of Reading

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Weight of Knowledge

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

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Reality Simulator

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.

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