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erinbowman:

This is the true magic of stories. (Illustration by Natasha Kline)

erinbowman:

This is the true magic of stories. (Illustration by Natasha Kline)

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"Maybe all wondrous books appear in our lives the way Milo’s tollbooth appears, an inexplicable gift, cast up by some curious chance that comes to feel, after we have finished and fallen in love with the book, like the workings of a secret purpose. Of all the enchantments of a beloved book the most mysterious – the most phantasmal – is the way they always seem to come our way precisely when we need them."

— Michael Chabon, Afterward to The Phantom Tollbooth

(Source: michaelchabon.com)

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babylassiter:

baseballtimemachine:

Litographs - entire books printed on shirts

YOU ARE TELLING ME I CAN READ MY T SHIRT

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

These are insanely beautiful - the link takes you to a kickstarter, but please be aware that you can already buy them in poster format here. I’m sad, because none of the books are My Books enough to want to buy one, but this is SUCH AN AWESOME IDEA.  Also, @magpiewhale, you need The Odyssey one, obviously.

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futurejournalismproject:

RIP Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer, father of English literature, died this day in 1400.
Check the Oxford English Dictionary Twitter feed for some interesting etymology.
For example, the lexicon reports, that “#Chaucer’s texts provide the first recorded example for over 2000 words in the OED.”
This includes such stalwarts as “Twitter” (shown above), “Altercation” (from Merchant’s Tale), “Amble” (for Canterbury Tales) and “Annoying” (in a translation of Boethius).

futurejournalismproject:

RIP Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer, father of English literature, died this day in 1400.

Check the Oxford English Dictionary Twitter feed for some interesting etymology.

For example, the lexicon reports, that “#Chaucer’s texts provide the first recorded example for over 2000 words in the OED.”

This includes such stalwarts as “Twitter” (shown above), “Altercation” (from Merchant’s Tale), “Amble” (for Canterbury Tales) and “Annoying” (in a translation of Boethius).

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bookshelfporn:

Reading a book and spending the day outside with someone you love are the rules for a perfect Analog Sunday.

This is actually quite nice, leaving aside the whole “someone you love” requirement.  I love myself; that should count.  

bookshelfporn:

Reading a book and spending the day outside with someone you love are the rules for a perfect Analog Sunday.

This is actually quite nice, leaving aside the whole “someone you love” requirement.  I love myself; that should count.  

(Source: analogsunday, via snowiedear)

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magpieandwhale:

fuckyeahbookarts:

The Little Prince in braille

Oh, that’s awesome.

magpieandwhale:

fuckyeahbookarts:

The Little Prince in braille

Oh, that’s awesome.

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senoritaatomicbomb:

thepenguinpress:

Jessica Hische has brought her typographical expertise to an alphabet of Penguin Classics. Imprint has the full story.

They look great, don’t they? The first six go on sale at the end of November.

B E A U T I E S

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magpieandwhale:

jack-sbrokenheart:

alecshao:

Chris Cobb - There is Nothing Wrong in this Whole World (2004), 20,000-book color spectrum

yep

FFFFFFTTTT

YESSSSSS

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