October’s Why-I-Love-Books Roundup

She's enjoying our Water for Elephants!

She's enjoying our Water for Elephants!

Every day, I wake up, go to work, and then I get to help make books. That’s a beautiful thing. And no matter how many years I’ve been doing it, I suspect I’ll still always have a twinge of excitement when I see one of our “babies” face out in my favorite bookstore or in the hands of an engrossed commuter. Books entertain, enrich, and educate. They beautify our shelves and dwell in our memories. So in honor of The Book, I give you my new¬† monthly roundup of quirky book tidbits!

Not your old-school ninth-grade book covers.

More book jackets of a different kind.

Introducing the Trapper Kindle!

The coolest DIY book project.

My new favorite book shelf.

Palin One. Palin Two.

Not exactly book-related, but SO gorgeous and intricate!

Quite a reading commitment.

Enter your best literary costume and win!

AMAZING sculptural book art here. And here.

A love story.

Happy Halloween everyone; see you in November!


3 Comments On This Post:

October 30, 2009
11:11 am
Stacie says...

Fabulous links Christina! The Peter Carey tissue paper book covers are marvelous – any publisher would be bereft not to snatch up those designs! And doing away with those old brown paper bag homemade covers in favor of vellum – thumbs up! I also may have to order me one of those arboral bookshelves as well. Great finds.

October 30, 2009
11:13 am
Brittany says...

I’m kind of obsessed with Marian Bantjes’ posters–I’m so glad you’re spreading the love!

October 30, 2009
12:41 pm
Helen says...

I loved the book strap side table project so much I just had to blog about it. http://helensreads.com/2009/10/end-table-made-of-books/

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