The swedish book covers of Harry Potter
An old bank in Paris that was turned into a bookstore.
i cant even make it past the table of contents im laughing too hard
The table of contents just keep getting better. Final chapter: “and this is what Tom Cruise believes”
Tamora Pierce - quotes
is a word I learned from my dad when I was young and had just finished reading Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time.
I told him I had been absolutely transported by the story and now felt abandoned by it, that it seemed wholly unfair. The feeling I could most closely compare it to was the nauseating stillness left when the engine of a car shuts off, which I’m not certain is entirely relatable.
Because I was a difficult child I’d been ferried often to and from offices of people who claimed some knowledge of how to deal with children like me.
Fictitious Dishes, Famous Meals From Literature by Dinah Frie
Put this together in anticipation for Banned Books Week! All of these quotes are from actual challenges I found online.
"religious content" get a life
This is in the US for everyone’s knowledge, unless I stand corrected.
Are they serious about To Kill a Mocking Bird tho?
For all the things Slaughterhouse-Five could have been banned for…”references religious matters.”
these are beautiful, but why would you ever do this to a book?
Okay this is something I have to answer because as a bookseller, as a bookseller working in a used bookstore, this is something I have to deal with daily. People get mad at me or express something like profound disappointment when I indicate that we recycle what we can’t use, and some of that recycling is the employees using books to make art and/or crafts like purses, buttons, collages, jewelry, etc.
You know why we do it? Because we love books. We recycle them so they can be made into new books by a company that we pay to do exactly that. We make them into art because sometimes there is nothing else you can do with them and the thought of just getting rid of them seems like a waste.
You may love books and hate to see them “destroyed,” but tell me what you, personally, are going to do with a full set of Encyclopedia Britannica from 1994? That’s 26 books of outdated information. When you have a stack of Twilight books that is literally two feet tall, is it really absolutely necessary to preserve the integrity of their bookiness? Or might it be more worthwhile to give them a second life? As a new book, as art, as something other than an object that takes up space in a store where we need as much as possible to sell the books you love and that we love too. I wouldn’t do this to, say, the Gutenberg Bible or a first edition Virginia Woolf, but something we see several times a day every day? Art is a pretty good fate for an otherwise unsaleable book.
No one is asking you to make incredible mountain ranges out of the books you love. But please consider that same love might have something to do with why people make the things they do out of books.