Tag Archives: Turkey

My Kind of Recycling

During the last eight months, the trash collectors in the Çankaya District of Ankara, Turkey have rescued more than 5,000 books from the garbage. Thanks to their diligence, a lending library has been created in the townhall. The library is open … Continue reading

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What It Says On The Tin

Last week, Karabük University in Karabük, Turkey inaugurated the new Kamil Gūlec Library. The impressive facade is composed of fifteen books up to 20 meters high. H/t to Ahmet Yildirim for the post.  

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Tumblr this is not

Love old books? Check-out the terrific new website Quill from book historian Erik Kwakkel.

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Book Bench

H/t to Bibliodiverisidad for these pics of wonderful book benches in Istanbul.    

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Taksim Square Book Club

After weeks of demonstrations and clashes between protesters and police across Turkey, a new type of civil disobedience has emerged—the Standing Protest. Turkish performance artist Erdem Gunduz started it off by standing with his hands in his pockets facing the … Continue reading

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Axonometric and Not

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Mapmania

You won’t find any of these marvelous one-of-a-kind maps in your typical travel guidebook, but they make exceedingly clever ways to interact with geographic places. Some of the very talented creators of these diverse and idiosyncratic maps are professional illustrators … Continue reading

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Round the World Travel (for breakfast)

Do you ever wonder what the rest of the world is eating for breakfast as you shovel your granola or Frosted Flakes? Well the folks at Hostel Bookers sent a link to their photo spread on fifty typical breakfast meals … Continue reading

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Museum of Innocence

Turkey’s most celebrated living novelist, Orhan Pamuk, is turning his fictional Museum of Innocence into a real tourist attraction in Istambul. The winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature is transforming an old building in central istambul into a … Continue reading

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