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Aug 27 '14
Aug 26 '14

houghtonlib:

Hirschvogel, Augustin, 1503-1553. Geometria, 1543.

Typ 520.43.454

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Aug 24 '14
"The best way to get kids to read a book is to say: ‘This book is not appropriate for your age, and it has all sorts of horrible things in it like sex and death and some really big and complicated ideas, and you’re better off not touching it until you’re all grown up. I’m going to put it on this shelf and leave the room for a while. Don’t open it."
 Philip Pullman (via abookblog)
Aug 23 '14

bookpatrol:

BLOOKS = Objects made in the emulation of books

The word “Blook” first surfaced as a word in 2001 when Jeff Jarvis coined it to represent a printed book derived from a blog. In 2006 the word was short-listed  for inclusion in the Oxford English Dictionary and was a runner-up for Word of the Year.

Now, thanks to Mindell Dubansky, it has a new meaning: objects made in the emulation of books, either by hand or commercial manufacture.

Dubansky, who is head of the Sherman Fairchild Center for Book Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art,  is waving the BLOOK flag on a new blog devoted to these bookish gems.

All over the world, for hundreds of years, people have been making, collecting and presenting book-objects that reflect their devotion and respect for books and for each other. There are countless examples; they include bars, cameras, radios, banks, toys, memorials, food tins, desk accessories, book safes, musical instruments, magic tricks, furniture and jewelry.

Amazing stuff. For those who need more Blook’s in their life I have started a Pinterest board to chronicle these delightful objects.

Dubansky’s blog - About Blooks

NY Times piece - Collecting Books That Are Just Covers

Aug 22 '14
coordinatornarvin:

the-fandoms-are-valentines:

grandtheftautosanandreas:

Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters

they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay
“He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”
"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”
"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”
"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”
"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”

You forgot the best one though-
"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

coordinatornarvin:

the-fandoms-are-valentines:

grandtheftautosanandreas:

Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters

they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay

He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”

"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”

"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”

"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”

"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”

You forgot the best one though-

"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

(Source: stonecoldstevebuscemi)

Aug 21 '14

aformofhealing:

Voltaire and Rousseau 
12-14 Otago Ln, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G12 8PB, United Kingdom

Aug 20 '14

cheshirelibrary:

Honest Book Titles

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Grr…buzzfeed.  I don’t normally enjoy sharing from their site, but these are too good!

Aug 19 '14
Aug 19 '14
Comic is by Questionable Content.
This has been approved by the Pun Committee at Biblio.

Comic is by Questionable Content.

This has been approved by the Pun Committee at Biblio.

Aug 18 '14