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Recycling Architecture


more information can be found here http://www.archdaily.com/422678/waanders-in-de-broeren-bk-architecten/ Photos from RTV Oost Flickr stream.

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No Time to Read


This is such a cute meme! I am the stereotypical librarian: I love cats. So this picture makes me happy on three levels. It is cute and features a cat, it expresses my feelings about my to-be-read pile of books, … Continue reading

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Worth a Thousand Words


I love art like the image below. It embodies the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.” By using the pages of books to paint this enigmatic picture, the artist seems to suggest a depth to the model that … Continue reading

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Putting Down that Book


Have you put any of these books down? They may be popular, but not everyone likes them. Sometimes a book may be so over-hyped that my expectations build way up. It’s hard for a book to actually meet expectations then. … Continue reading

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Don’t Try this at Home … Or at the Library


And now for your viewing pleasure: By Grant Snider for the essay “Clunkers” by James McWilliams in the New York Times Sunday Book Review on July 7. Via Pleated Jeans.

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Video : Books as Dominoes


This is a fun and short video showing a library using books as dominoes. It’s surprising how effective they are! I also liked seeing the normal operations continue on around the dominoes falling – shelving books, reading, checking out, etc. … Continue reading

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Home Is Where My Books Are


Via Flipping Through the Pages. This is so true. Especially right now. I’ve been laid off from my job due to budget cuts. I’m preparing to move back home, and packing up my stuff is monumental. Luckily, I own a … Continue reading

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Books as People? As Art.


I really like the following image because it has to do with books. Also, it reminds me of the optical illusions popularized by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Renaissance painter and party planner for emperors. Like the image below, he created portraits of … Continue reading

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United States Infographic


This infographic comes, appropriately enough, from the blog “Epic Reads.” I think it’s appropriate because this graphic is epic. Epic Reads is a Harper Collins publisher blog. The graphic was created by blogger EpicGirl who did so by compiling reader … Continue reading

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Top Ten Infographic


The following infographic was created by a graphic artist named Jared Fanning from data drawn from squidoo.com/mostreadbooks. The list was compiled by freelance writer James Chapman. It claims to show the top ten most popular books that have been printed … Continue reading

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