bookporn:

(don’t lend them)

On the plus side not only will JYHS Library lend a book we won’t use any weapons on you!

bookporn:

(don’t lend them)

On the plus side not only will JYHS Library lend a book we won’t use any weapons on you!

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.”

Vera Nazarian (via bluestockingbookworm)

(Source: taylorbooks, via literatureismyutopia)

nonconcept:

Breathtaking designed bookshelves.
Check my next article on Hashslush. Like, share and give some feedback please. Thank you. Riccardo

nonconcept:

Breathtaking designed bookshelves.

Check my next article on Hashslush. Like, share and give some feedback please. Thank you. Riccardo

(via literatureismyutopia)

atlasobscura:

Book Mountain - Spijkenisse, The Netherlands

MVRDV designed this unique building near Rotterdam with 9,300 square meters of glass, stairs, and reading material culminating into a wide open reading space at the top, to challenge the intimidating stuffiness of libraries of old.

Featuring a huge glass and timber outer shell, this astounding library is a tiered, five-story structure similar to a pyramid, with books stacked on shelves that wind around brick walls. Quite the spectacle at night, and filled with natural light during the day, the building was meant to symbolize accessibilty to literature and learning. Its beacon-like design and naturally flowing open spaces house over 70,000 books, and the building runs on a graywater system and the racks are made of recycled KLP plastics.

Book Mountain won the Dutch National Wood award in 2012, and is a public library.

Plan a visit to Book Mountain with Atlas Obscura… 

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booksdirect:

"Things I do in my free time."

booksdirect:

"Things I do in my free time."

“This is how you read a novel: you inhale the experience. So start breathing.”

Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran (via rollingbluntwords)

(via literatureismyutopia)


by checanty:
Taking a nap

by checanty:

Taking a nap

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bookmania:

Have you ever seen a cool museum of bookmarks? As promised, I’m featuring these fancy bookmarks from Bookay-Ukay bookshop in Quezon City, Philippines. Each bookmark is unique. They are all amazing!

(via fuckyeahbookarts)

If Famous Writers Had Written Twilight…


  • Herman Merville: “Call me Bella.” A tome about the length of the original series investigates Bella’s monomanical search for the vampire who stole her virginity. There’s an entire chapter devoted to describing the devastating whiteness of Edward’s skin, and several on the physiognomy of vampires, starting with their skeletal structure outward.
  • Virginia Woolf: The novel takes place over the course of twenty four hours, during which Bella is painting a portrait of Edward and reflecting on how her femininity circumscribes her role within 20th century society.
  • Jane Austen: Basically the same as the original, except that Bella is socially apt and incredibly witty. Her distrust of Edward is initially bourne out of a tragic misunderstanding of his character, but after a fling with Jacob during which he sexually assaults her (amusing to no one in this version) she and Edward live happily ever after.
  • Ernest Hemingway: Edward and Bella exchange terse dialogue alluding to Edward’s anatomical problem. Eventually, Bella leaves him for Jacob, a local bullfighter with a giant…sense of entitlement.
  • Ayn Rand: Edward tells Bella that he intends to stop saving her life, unless she starts paying him in gold bullion. Hatefucking ensues, then Jacob spouts objectivist philosophy for the next 100 pages.
  • HP Lovecraft: Edward cannot reconcile his own horror at becoming a vampire. He rapes and kills Bella but attributes it to the desires of an ancient Deity outside our power to understand. Everyone thinks it’s ok because he calls his devil by a cutesy name.
  • Haruki Murakami: Bella has sex with Edward, who is half a ghost. Jacob is a talking cat. Most of the prose is given over to descriptions of Bella making pasta.
  • Douglas Adams: Bella is the last of a discontinued series of robots made to emulate the now extinct human race. She whines gears and randomly pouts moronic gibberish while falling over. She is accompanied on her travels across the cosmos by Edward, a sparkly giant space banana and Jacob, a small wooden box of doom.
  • Dan Brown: Bella is a famous scientist who specializes in folklore. She is contacted by Edward, an old and well respected friend who is an expert in history, indicating that someone has been murdered in Forks. When there he is greeted by Jacob who acts as her guide to the new town. They have an intimate relation as they track the mysterious “cold ones”. With Edward's help they are led on a wild goose chase only to realize that he was responsible for the murder in the first place.
  • Chuck Palahniuk: Bella, who is never explicitly named, carries on relationships with both Jacob and Edward who are actually both alter-egos of the guy who almost hit her with his car in the first book. The entire book is written in diary format from the point of view of her spleen.
  • J.K Rowling: Jacob, Edward and Bella are best friend throughout their schooling years while hormones flair and they defeat evil forces. Bella continuously rages and scolds against Edward for being emotionally inaccessible while Jacob awkwardly tags along as the third wheel even though he’s the main character.
  • Terry Pratchett: Bella is a troll from the mountains who falls in love with Edward, a charming, handsome assassin. They have various adventures in a parallel universe until Jacob, who is Edward in the future, disrupts everything by being heir to the throne. Bella nearly dies but is saved by Edward/Jacob + a comical, mythical ingredient. Instead of 4 books there are 103.
  • Neil Gaiman: The story begins with a song. Then the song creates the world. Then major, minor and demi-gods appear. A hero’s journey in hell occurs, with Edward starring as the brooding, pissed off vampire who can’t drink blood because of a spell and must go to hell to break the spell. A duel of philosophical/existential dimensions ensue. Somebody gets swallowed up in a vagina. Edward saves the world by singing.
  • Stieg Larsson: A tale of political conspiracy that reads like a cross between The X Files and Sucker Punch.
“A good [short story] would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit.”

David Sedaris (via wordpainting)

(via booklover)

Oakland librarian collects ephemera left behind


guardiancats:

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For decades librarians at Oakland’s main library have collected the scraps of paper ephemera left behind in returned books, shoved into nooks in the library shelves or secretly slipped to librarians.

The collection ranges from half-done to-do lists to childish notes about gossip and crushes…

(via kellymce)

bookstorey:

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling


Just So Stories for Little Children, which includes tales such as How the Camel got his Hump and How the Leopard got his Spots, is Rudyard Kipling’s (1865-1936) fantastical take on Darwinian evolution and remains among the most loved of his work.


The stories also had a deeply personal resonance for Kipling: as they were originally invented for the entertainment of his own children and those of his friends. Throughout the stories Kipling addresses the reader as ‘Best Beloved.’ This is more than just an attempt to bring a sense of intimacy; it is an allusion to his daughter Josephine who died at the age of six, just a few years before the stories were published.


The book was originally published in 1902 with Kipling’s self-drawn black and white illustrations. In 1912 colour illustrations by Joseph M. Gleeson were added. Kipling’s cover design includes the ancient Hindu good luck symbol, which is often mistaken for a Nazi swastika.


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schoollibraryjournal:

 

"Advocacy for Animals Ignored by Children’s Books." Yes, the poster is available. #bea14 (via Fusenews: The Bear grumbleth “mum mum” — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production)

schoollibraryjournal:

 

"Advocacy for Animals Ignored by Children’s Books." Yes, the poster is available. #bea14
(via Fusenews: The Bear grumbleth “mum mum” — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production)