Monday, February 20, 2012

Personal Libraries

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Gorgeous and inspiring, these personal libraries have me envisioning hours upon hours wandering along the shelves, searching out an interesting title or intriguing cover, and curling up to explore the pages. Some of the libraries feature stunning views, but there's a measure of comfort for this librarian in being completely surrounded by the colors and orderliness of shelf upon shelf of tomes, such as those in Neil Gaiman's library, pictured above.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Folded Page Art

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When I fold a page in a book, it's usually just to mark my spot. When Isaac Salazar folds a page, things get a bit extreme! With a gallary that includes everything from names to dollar signs, Salazar's unique creations are not to be missed!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Book Store Advertising

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Created By: Bookstore Mint Vinetu and Love Agency
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There are half a dozen of these great bookstore posters featured on mymodernmet's blog page, so be sure to visit her and check them out!

Don't you just love it when an advertiser executes on an idea as well as this? Bookstore Mint Vinetu worked with Love Agency in Lithuania to come up with this brilliant series. Sure it reminds us of the whole "sleeveface" idea but with a catchy tagline, it just works. “Become someone else. Pick your hero at Mint Vinetu.”

Monday, April 18, 2011

Harlequin Librarian

Harlequin Librarian Romance

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I honestly never thought there was such a clich├ęd novel out there...but then, I never actually looked!

Is Rachel Robinson (a.k.a sexy librarian) the only one on campus who doesn't know who Devin Freedman is? No big deal except that the bad-boy rock star gets a kick out of Rachel's refusal to worship at his feet. And that seems to have provoked his undivided attention. It's up to this librarian to find out firsthand just how "bad" he really is.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Invisible Bookshelf

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Keep your home looking stylishly organized with this incredible metal bookshelf. Stacks books against your wall for a futuristic, gravity-defying look. Simply slide the shelf between the back cover of one book, stack the rest on top to completely cover, and VOILA you've got an invisible bookshelf. Holds up to 20 lbs!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Great Writers as Finger Puppets

Great writers finger puppets

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So William Shakespeare, Viriginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, and Leo Tolstoy walk into a bar... and... okay, I've got nothin'. But you can come up with you own comedy using these finger puppets from Shakespear's Den. Every book lover needs small, puppet authors to discuss the merits of Stream of Consiousness vs. Realism...right?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hardback Book Pinhole Camera

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Price: $190

The art of repurposing books is it's own craze! Have you seen one? Comment and let us know!

This one of a kind handmade pinhole camera is designed and crafted from an upcycled vintage hardback book. Designed to take standard 35mm film, it's easy to shoot a whole roll of film and rewind it back into the canister for development. This unique camera has a slide shutter and is nicely finished off with beautiful ebony and pearl knobs. The camera comes with it's own set of instructions on how to load, shoot, and remove film, approximate exposure times, number of turns to advance each frame, as well as sample photos taken.