Sweater Vests Are Cool
People die in bookstores more often than you think would happen when taking a job at a bookstore. It happened twice during my time there, both times like this: Someone walks into a bookstore. Wanders around, maybe gets a cup of coffee. Gathers an assortment of books. Is lucky enough to find an open chair. Sits in the chair. Dies. Is dead in the chair until someone who has been scoping out the chair notices the guy she thought was sleeping is maybe not sleeping. Goes to the information desk and says, “Hey, I don’t think that guy is sleeping.” And she waits for the ambulance and watches the body taken away and you think it is out of concern, but really she just wants the chair. And then she sits in the dead guy’s fucking chair.
willigula:

Then she went into a very secret, lonely room that no one ever came to, and there she made a poisoned apple. Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for Randall Jarrell’s translation of Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1972
Sete Mares posted a detail of this image and it immediately reminded me of my childhood. I had a copy of this book in my dad’s cabin which I read many times.

willigula:

Then she went into a very secret, lonely room that no one ever came to, and there she made a poisoned apple. Illustration by Nancy Ekholm Burkert for Randall Jarrell’s translation of Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1972

Sete Mares posted a detail of this image and it immediately reminded me of my childhood. I had a copy of this book in my dad’s cabin which I read many times.

willigula:

The White Stag by Kate Seredy, 1937

willigula:

The White Stag by Kate Seredy, 1937

neil-gaiman:

Why a proposed book-burning party was a Very Good Thing Indeed.

(PLEASE Watch this. Be proud of your libraries. And remember, it’s not about taxes. It’s about knowledge, and humanity, and access to the internet, and what libraries are and represent, and what librarians do.)

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Advanced Book Clutch Tutorial Inspired by Olympia Le-Tan with Free Templates for All Books Pictured from Sprinkles in Spring here. Top Photo: Advanced DIY Book Clutch from Sprinkles in Spring, Bottom Photo: Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner Book Clutches by Sprinkles in Spring. Beginner and intermediate tutorials from Sprinkles in Spring I posted here.

theronweasleygeneration:

+ Commonly banned books throughout History

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.
-Oscar Wilde

ianbrooks:

Weapon of Mass Instruction

Built from a welded frame atop a 1979 Ford Falcon, Raul Lemesoff drives around the streets of Buenos Aires distributing free books to anybody who wants to be assaulted with some serious learnin’.

(via: make / laughingsquid)

missamerikka:

elenath:

l00tshake:

staceythinx:

Just some of the world’s most beautiful libraries from this great gallery.

HNNNG

The last one…

Mai haosu.

fuckyeahbookarts:

Fantastic idea for bookshelves!

fuckyeahbookarts:

Fantastic idea for bookshelves!

Okay. Seems legit.

Okay. Seems legit.