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Book Conservator Nobuo Okano Repairs Tattered Books

For the past 33 years Japanese craftsman Okano Nobuo has been repairing tattered books and reconstituting them to look brand new. When a customer brought in an old Japanese-English dictionary that looked like it had been through a few wars, … Continue reading

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China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books

MVRDV and Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute (TUPDI) have completed Tianjin Binhai Library as part of a larger masterplan to provide a cultural district for the city. The 33,700m2 cultural centre featuring a luminous spherical auditorium and floor-to-ceiling cascading … Continue reading

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The Power of a Single Book Distorting a Solid Brick Wall

Mexican mixed media artist Jorge Méndez Blake constructed a 75 x 13 foot brick wall that balances on top of a single copy of Franz Kafka’s The Castle. “Although a larger metaphor could be applied to the installation no matter what piece of literature … Continue reading

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Whimsical Illustrations for Book Lovers by Jungho Lee

These surreal illustrations for books are by Korea-based illustrator Jungho Lee, overall professional winner of the World Illustration Awards 2016, Website via [Booooooom]

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100-Year-Old Theatre Is Turned Into a Thriving Bookstore

photo credit: Ryan Poole Welcome to one of the most beautiful (and one of the biggest) bookshop in the world, the ex-theatre El Ateneo in Buenos Aires (Argentina). Designed in 1919 by architects Peró and Torres Armengol, El Ateneo shifted to a … Continue reading

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Japanese Realistic Fake Food Bookmarks

These 2-dimensional realistic fake food bookmarks are sold through the quirky online shop Tokyo Kitsch. They come in 8 different varieties with each looking more lifelike than the next. Twitter / Facebook via [spoon-tamago]  

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Poem of the Day: Fahrenheit 451 (Incipit) by Ray Bradbury

It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the … Continue reading

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Book Covers and Other Impressive Illustrations by Jon Foster

“Museum of Thieves” (digital) © Jon Foster Jon Foster graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1989 with a BFA in Illustration. His works have appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Universal Orlando, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, … Continue reading

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Vento (Wind) the Book Animated Using a Pre-Cinema Technique

Inspired by techniques that date back to the origins of film, this book pays homage to the intimate relation between image and movement. Virgilio Villoresi’s idea for the book was to animate Virginia Mori’s illustrations using a pre-cinema technique. “Vento” … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: High Rise (Incipit) by JG Ballard

“Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months. Now that everything had returned to normal, he … Continue reading

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