A company called Ubimark released a version of the Jules Verne classic Around the World in 80 Days. Unlike other printed books, the Ubimark version has QR codes, the square ones that are frequently used as bar codes.
This simple concept design for a bookmark is absolutely brilliant – both figuratively and literally.
Designer Valentina Trimani’s Lightleafs light-up bookmark would use a bright OLED light source, and not only would mark your pages, but provide sufficient illumination to read in bed with the lights off.
Next month, Marvel will release a slew of comic books with alternate covers that feature different renditions of Iron Man. Marvel calls its gimmick Iron Man by Design, and oddly enough, none of the books are Iron Man titles.
…as long as your job involves reading Chinese books, that is. Otherwise it will only get you into trouble at work.
It would have been better if the pillow was detachable, so you could take a nap behind the book cover.
Laptop sleeves are a dime a dozen, but this one is perfect for all of you book lovers out there. Heck, I’d like to order one for myself right now.
The BookBook is a hardcover leather case for MacBooks and MacBook Pros, though I’d bet that it fits other laptops as well, assuming they’re of the 13 or 15-inch variety.
Look out Kindle, there’s a new e-Book reader in town and it’s about to rain all over your electronic paper parade. Old-school bookseller Barnes & Noble is set to release a serious shot across the bow of Amazon’s Kindle with their new e-Reader, the nook.
Let it be known that on this great and blindingly sunny morning I accomplished yet another first here at technabob: I got dibs on the word flowchart. As unbelievable as that sounds this is indeed the first post here that contains that superficially geeky word.
These most excellent bookends are the perfect addition to any Star Wars geek’s bookshelf.
Inspired by the famous garbage compactor scene from Episode IV: A New Hope, these limited-edition hand-painted bookends flip that classic movie moment inside-out.
The LightWedge reading light is a very handy device that lights a whole page of a book – and nothing else, allowing you to read without disturbing the people around you. Unless you start reading aloud.
Zombie Haiku could possibly be the best book title of the year (although I think Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes in a close second).
Author Ryan Mecum’s humorous book features the 5-7-5 poetic stylings of the undead masses, including such literary gems as:
With a strong sucking,
they pop right into my mouth.
We’ve already featured several quirky clocks from Karlsson, but these two designs grabbed my attention because they’re unique but still modest. Karlsson calls them table clocks, but I think they’ll be more at home on bookshelves.
I’m really not sure what reading paperback books and the arcade classic Galaga have in common, other than this.
Crafter gimcracks has this handmade 8-bit cross-stitch bookmark up in her Etsy shop for just $6 (USD) if you manage to snag it before someone else does.
While everyone is all abuzz about the new Kindle 2 Wireless E-Book Reader, we at Technabob still like to occasionally crack open an old-fangled hardcover or paperback. At least we now have a nice way to keep track of what page we left off on.
James Cameron’s Aliens didn’t really scare me. The aliens were disgusting, sure, but not scary. I don’t know, I guess I prefer supernatural stuff; there’s just something about sci-fi and the outer space as a setting that ruins it for me.
Here’s a clever piece of home decor for those who can’t get enough algebra in their lives. This bookshelf cleverly integrates mathematical symbols into its design.
The equation bookshelf comes from the imagination of estúdio breder.
I’ve been seeing early pictures and rumors of this new electronic book reader floating around for a couple of months now, and now the final specs, launch date and price have finally been announced.
Bookeen’s Cybook 3 reader will hit shelves this September, with prices starting at $350 USD.