thecreativesense:

Hyundai Card Travel Library - Wonderwall

This amazing library and cafe interior in South Korea is a celebration of fractured geometry and irregular forms. It has been designed to communicate the diversity of both the information it exhibits and the people who visit it; a point that is partially accentuated by the collection of chairs sourced from around the world that line the table in the cafe area… envisioned by its designers as the spot where people meet and cultures collide. The staircase that jaggedly winds its way up the centre of the space is fantastic too. 

See more at: ArchDaily

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thatonereader:

ok guys ignore my knees and instead admire my pride and joy with me

thatonereader:

ok guys ignore my knees and instead admire my pride and joy with me


Books should broaden us, take us to places we have never been and show us things we’ve never seen, expand our horizons and our way of looking at the world. Limiting your reading to a single genre defeats that. It limits us, makes us smaller. It seemed to me, then as now, that there were good stories and bad stories, and that was the only distinction that truly mattered.
George R.R. Martin, Introduction: Rogues (via thebooker)

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alibraryismyparadise:

My favourite hobby: needlessly reorganising my bookcases

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thebookcafee:

It’s kind of weird to discover different editions of books you know.

thebookcafee:

It’s kind of weird to discover different editions of books you know.

(via booksfrommyshelf)


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I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life, and there has never been a time when reading was not my greatest joy. And yet I cannot pretend that the reading I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child. I still believe in stories. I still forget myself when I am in the middle of a good book. Yet it is not the same. Books are, for me, it must be said, the most important thing; what I cannot forget is that there was a time when they were at once more banal and more essential than that. When I was a child, books were everything. And so there is in me, always, a nostalgic yearning for the lost pleasure of books. It is not a yearning that one ever expects to be fulfilled.

A book has only one spine but a hundred faces


adventuresonpaper:

I forgot to post about this earlier but these are the frames that my sister got me for my birthday. She found the images on pinterest and got them printed for me :) she’s so thoughtful

(via bluestockingbookworm)


politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

Via Electric Lit.

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bookswithbenefits:

Book shopping at The Strand NY

bookswithbenefits:

Book shopping at The Strand NY


duckduckbooks:

picturepotpourri:

Do you ever go to the bookstore or library and see someone looking at the same kind of books you like and you just want to ask them for a recommendation, or give them a recommendation, or just talk about books?

literally all the time

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