alethiosaur:

Inspired by Worthington Libraries: Blind Date with a Book!

We started with ~40 books. Two hours later, all but four had found homes with library patrons (sorry, Flush, Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Persepolis, and The ThingsThey Carried, they don’t know what they’re missing).

Now, to send forth a new fleet of exciting books into student arms. Whew!

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chairblog: nuttypop: Bookcage and Chair

chairblog: nuttypop: Bookcage and Chair

whichtrex:

The Biblio-Mat is a random book dispenser built by Craig Small for The Monkey’s Paw, an idiosyncratic antiquarian bookshop in Toronto. Biblio-Mat books, which vary widely in size and subject matter, cost two dollars. The machine was conceived as an artful alternative to the ubiquitous and often ignored discount sidewalk bin. When a customer puts coins into it, the Biblio-Mat dramatically whirrs and vibrates as the machine is set in motion. The ring of an old telephone bell enhances the thrill when the customer’s mystery book is delivered with a satisfying clunk into the receptacle below.

deannamarie:

multishipperpirateking:

5thcellarofthetardis:

jlm-be-spooky:

tthe-masterr:

s-p-a-n:

nikoniku:

luckyclive:

rochielle:

appeasingclouds:

A new vending machine has been released which can print any book within minutes.

The Espresso Book Machine has access to 500,000 different books - the same as 23.6 miles of shelf space - and can even churn out a fresh copy of Crime and Punishment in just nine minutes.

Pages are printed at a rate of over 100 per minute and are then pressed, glued and cut to produce a pristine book.

Users simply pick the book they would like on a screen and wait for it to be printed … it certainly is a novel way of getting a new book.

WHO WANTS TO ROAD TRIP WITH ME TO THIS VENDING MACHINE Y/Y? 

I think Johannes Gutenberg’s mind would turn to mush and come out of his ears and eyes if he ever saw this. 

GRABBY HANDS I WANT

GIVE IT HERE

I might just have died

can i have this…in my house…?

We already have that. It’s called the Internet.

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jyhslibrary:

The Book Chair (via Art from old books)

Yes, it’s cool, but WHY WOULD YOU CUT UP BOOKS LIKE THAT????

jyhslibrary:

The Book Chair (via Art from old books)

Yes, it’s cool, but WHY WOULD YOU CUT UP BOOKS LIKE THAT????

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Reading / Book / Phone / Bookphone?… Phone Book? …YOU’RE A BOOK. 
jollyjoseph:

iamtonysexual:

primsore:






And now we have come full circle.

Reading / Book / Phone / Bookphone?… Phone Book? …YOU’RE A BOOK. 

jollyjoseph:

iamtonysexual:

primsore:

And now we have come full circle.

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idontknowart: A boost

idontknowart: A boost

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Literary Classics ….as adapted by the bored teens forced to read them.
(I hate you forever, Ben Franklin. You’re still just a creepy old dude.)

Literary Classics ….as adapted by the bored teens forced to read them.

(I hate you forever, Ben Franklin. You’re still just a creepy old dude.)

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e-reader: used book simulation. [x] Entire PhD in Margins.

e-reader: used book simulation. [x] Entire PhD in Margins.

books!!!! (also apparently some people making out - overexposed in a couple different ways. lololol.)

books!!!! (also apparently some people making out - overexposed in a couple different ways. lololol.)

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