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La Deetda Reads

30,000 books were made into an 82 foot tower in May of 2011.  It was officially known as the “Tower of Babel” designed by Argentinean artist Marta Minujin.  The occasion was the celebration of Buenos Aires being designated as the 2011 World Book Capital by UNESCO, the United Nations organization.

photo by Estrella Herrera/ Gobierno de la ciudad de Buenos aires http://www.flickr.com/photos/buenosairesprensa/5734447833

The books were donated by libraries and embassies.  Each book was wrapped in plastic to protect it from the elements.  At the end of the month long installation some visitors were allowed to take home a book.  The remainder were donated to a new book archive called the “Library of Babel”.

Photo by Marcus  at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/83318973@N00/

 

Photo by Marcus  at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/83318973@N00/

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To Read is to Fly

“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.”

―A.C. Grayling

I’m the author of the image, it took my about three hours with Blender; so feel free to share it. I can even provide you with a mark-free version, if you link to this blog when you use it.


The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

What if there exist a magical world in which books are living things and could fly? What would librarians look like? Prepare to be amazed by this award winning short film, directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg; and maybe learn how to save a book, when it’s endangered.

 


Stray Books

Check out Grant Snider’s site. It won’t be a waste of time!

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