Funny… the exact same thing happened to me last time I made a handmade book! (No, really. You’ve got to watch that. Click it. Seriously.)
What a neat medium for writing!
There are, to my knowledge, two electronic collections of global libraries are gathering. The grander of the two is the Librophiliac Love Letter, collecting the “world’s most beautiful libraries.” Closer to home is Kimbooktu’s Your Home Library page, where booklovers send in photographs of their own bookspaces. I am looking forward to submitting my own picture, but haven’t yet because my library is being used as an impromptu laundry room right now. You should definitely send in a picture of yours!
Kimbooktu is also collecting links to book blogs, so if you keep one, let her know.
Melissa Jay Craig, who makes beautiful, ethereal sculptural books, has posted her most recent work. It’s all toadstools! I’m just sort of in love… my family has always said that they found me under a toadstool, and if I were going to live under a toadstool, these would be the toadstools I would pick. 🙂
Take a minute to check out the Rag & Bone Blog’s coverage of Chris Natrop’s beautiful work, with photos.
What a nice, simple, elegant, wonderful idea: plant a tree for every book you read. It costs a dollar per book/tree.
Book Patrol shares a picture of one of the most fun bookshops I’ve ever seen.
Did you know that when you refer to something as a thingamabob, you may require a brisk soapy washing of the mouth?
Ah, what a difference a vowel makes:
For those of you who are writers, these Keyboard Characters might liven up your desktop and provide you with a little uncritical company.
Okay, that’s enough for now. Happy surfing!