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Butterflies Bursting Out of Book - My Modern Metropolis

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Books can be beautiful in many ways. "Book of Life" Artist: David Kracov

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Infographic | Today I Found Out

Infographic | Today I Found Out | Weird and wonderful | Scoop.it

An interesting collection of Infographics, Articles Quick facts... Could form the basis of a lesson on verifying authenticity.

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Littlefly - Literary Jewels

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Literary Jewels by Jeremy May... Littlefly paper jewellery is made by laminating hundreds sheets of paper together, then carefully finishing to a high gloss. The paper is selected and carefully removed from a book, and the jewellery re-inserted in the excavated space.

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Twitpic - Share photos and videos on Twitter

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Thanks @thejaydog for this unusual library. As mobile tech takes over the world perhaps more 'old-tech' infrastructure will find new purposes.

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Mysterious paper sculptures

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Those of you who don't keep up with Edinburgh's literary world through Twitter may have missed the recent spate of mysterious paper sculptures appearing around the city.
Guardian article, 3rd March 2011.
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7 Obscure Children’s Books by Authors of Grown-Up Literature

7 Obscure Children’s Books by Authors of Grown-Up Literature | Weird and wonderful | Scoop.it
What a moral cat has to do with a lost boy, a happy prince and the rules for little girls.
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Exhibition Monet 2010 - RMN - Grand Palais - Paris

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Exposition Monet 2010 - RMN - Grand Palais - Paris...Too good not to include here

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Computer Error Alerts for Library OPACs

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The Online Public Access Cataolog software is generally adequate, but seems to be missing some critical warnings for library users. Here are some computer error warnings that you might find useful.
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Kitty Lit: Cats on Classic Book Covers

Kitty Lit: Cats on Classic Book Covers | Weird and wonderful | Scoop.it
There are some cherished and celebrated classics that were, strangely, written to be woefully cat-free. I know, I don't understand it either. So we naturally took it upon ourselves to improve upon some legendary literature with our 'Put a Cat On It!
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Carved Book | Fubiz™

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Voici le projet de Guy Laramee qui transforme une pile de livres en de véritable sculptures grace à ses talents.
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Bookshelf Porn

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Porn for book lovers. A photo blog collection of all the best bookshelf photos from around the world for people who *heart* bookshelves.

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Elisa Sanacore's comment, October 16, 2011 5:46 AM
Very nice.
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Joan Rivers' Library for @janning 's enjoyment on Twitpic

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from @jaydog; another celebrity library. (Not sure where he gets them from)

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Rare Book Feast #1: Herbert Bayer's Book of Maps

Welcome to the first feature of Rare Book Feast, a series affiliated with growing design webliography Design Feast. This series is about the timeless character of books. Their message and what they look like are what is celebrated here.
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Minimalist Fairy Tale Posters - My Modern Metropolis

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We'll always have a soft spot for minimalist movie posters.
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Librarians Do Gaga

Students and faculty from the University of Washington's Information School get their groove on. Directed, edited, and produced by Sarah Wachter. Lyrics by S...
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Andrew Spong | The complete history of science fiction in one...

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The complete history of science fiction in one humongous infographic :O...
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Strahov Philosophical Library, Prague - 40 Gigapixels

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The world's largest indoor photo. See the alchemist's handwriting on the cracked leather spines of thousands of books from this 18th century monastery in Prague.
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