If you’re filthy rich and happen to have a huge expansive library in your very own home, then you might have some use for this reading net. Otherwise, all you can do is stare at it longingly like the rest of us.
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I’m sure your bookshelves are chockful of the classics. Mine, on the other hand have nothing but graphic novels, video games Blu-ray discs and DVDs. Oh, and a bunch of collectible toys and robots. I suppose I’m not that well-read these days thanks to the advent of the internet, and numerous other digital distractions.
I admit, despite e-books being all the rage these days, I still love a good old-fashioned book in my hands. The problem becomes one of storage since they take up room. We need something that is bigger on the inside, like this Doctor Who TARDIS bookshelf.
Are you looking for an affordable gift for a young Star Wars fan? Are you a young Star Wars fan? Are you an affordable gift? Whatever you are, you’ll surely love this activity book, which lets you make paper airplanes starfighters.
Now here’s another piece of furniture that book lovers would love to own: the Bookworm. It reminds me a little of the Sunflower Chair, which features a plushy seat that’s surrounded by a roundabout bookshelf.
Remember the Book Scarves? Well, now you can do more than just wear your favorite story around your neck.
If this campaign on Kickstarter gets, well, kick-started, you might soon be able to wear your favorite work of literature on your shirt.
I’ve never though of recycling books, since I’m a bibliophile, but there’s something marvelous about these docks that are made from old books. Rich Neeley custom makes them for the discerning gadgeteer.
Stories are more than just mere words on paper. They have the power to carry you off to faraway lands while making you care for characters as if they were your friends in real life. Stories can also serve as your temporary escape from the real world whenever you need to take a break from real life.
Some people think that books are slowly going ‘obsolete’ because of Nooks, Kindles, and iPads. To them, I say: think again. While I have nothing against these digital readers, I think that there’s just something different and special about reading a physical book with pages you can actually turn and feel in your hands.
What do you do on your lazy days? As for me, I love curling up in bed with a good book and reading until I fall asleep – not because the book is boring (I did say it was a good book) but because I’ve done nothing but read all day.
I used to be a sucker for novels. Now I’m a sucker for graphic novels and comic books. Maybe it’s because I did so much reading back in college that I don’t find reading long blocks of just text fun anymore, but there’s just something about seeing the images right then and there on the page rather than just having to imagine it all in your mind.
Here’s an encyclopedia that even a baby can finish in just one sitting. Just skip to the pages where the dots are, because the rest of it is black. The set isn’t meant for reading though – Astronomical is a scale model of our beloved solar system in the form of twelve 500-page books.
It’s taken over half a year since you could find ’em, but these illuminated Lightsaber Bookends are available for pre-order again. You might have noticed – if you have keen eyes – that this lightsaber is none other than Darth Vader’s.
The other cool thing about these bookends is that they are light up.
As Wired‘s Charlie Sorrel said, books contain much of human knowledge, but they are quite hard to preserve or archive compared to other media. A setup invented by professor Masatoshi Ishikawa and his team at the University of Tokyo could change all of that.