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Joshua. 28. Saskatoon.

bookshelfporn:

This Vintage-Looking Vending Machine Dispenses Rare Books For Just $2
A Toronto bookstore has come up with a creative way to add value to old, discount books that otherwise may clutter its storage: an antique-seeming “book dispenser” that randomly spits out old books for $2 a pop.
The Biblio-Mat combines the charm of a gumball machine with the surprise element of a raffle. The machine jumps to life once money’s inserted. With a bit of overt drama—cranking and whirring and ringing that invoke old machinery—the dispenser then releases a used title from its stock, dropping it into a slot for a happy reader to walk away with.
(via Fast Company + infoneer-pulse)

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bookshelfporn:

This Vintage-Looking Vending Machine Dispenses Rare Books For Just $2

A Toronto bookstore has come up with a creative way to add value to old, discount books that otherwise may clutter its storage: an antique-seeming “book dispenser” that randomly spits out old books for $2 a pop.

The Biblio-Mat combines the charm of a gumball machine with the surprise element of a raffle. The machine jumps to life once money’s inserted. With a bit of overt drama—cranking and whirring and ringing that invoke old machinery—the dispenser then releases a used title from its stock, dropping it into a slot for a happy reader to walk away with.

(via Fast Company + infoneer-pulse)

Yes please!

singingandreading:

bookfessions:

Credit: lovehustle

My children WILL read the printed word. I don’t care if no one else does. MY children will.

LOL. Digital books won’t kill print books, just like film hasn’t killed stage productions. Ask anyone with an e-reader and they’ll tell you they still read bound books too.

singingandreading:

bookfessions:

Credit: lovehustle

My children WILL read the printed word. I don’t care if no one else does. MY children will.

LOL. Digital books won’t kill print books, just like film hasn’t killed stage productions. Ask anyone with an e-reader and they’ll tell you they still read bound books too.

(via wordsfromthewater)

Random House sent me a ton of free books for winning the Avie Bennett prize! We’re gonna need a bigger bookshelf. View high resolution

Random House sent me a ton of free books for winning the Avie Bennett prize! We’re gonna need a bigger bookshelf.

nodnarb:

Levitate Architects of London designed this bookshelf staircase to combine storage space with access to a loft bedroom. The skylight above provides enough daylight to read a book while you sit on the stairs!
more notable staircases here

Oh damn….

nodnarb:

Levitate Architects of London designed this bookshelf staircase to combine storage space with access to a loft bedroom. The skylight above provides enough daylight to read a book while you sit on the stairs!

more notable staircases here

Oh damn….

The Dark Tower adaptation goes forward as a film trilogy and TV series...with Ron Howard at the helm.

I’m on board with this idea, but I hope that the term “fidelity” to the source material isn’t being used loosely. The idea of this as a network tv show doesn’t sit well with me, because this is hard-R material. Part of what is so great about King’s work is his grit. If they don’t go with R-rated films and an HBO-style cable show, this is probably going to turn out like Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones.