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Goodwill Books - Home Page - Used books, out-of-print books, Used textbooks. The London Bookshop Map - 115 Independent Bookshops. Home - GreenValleyBookFair. Log In. Children’s Books Before we opened Parnassus, I made a fact-finding tour of American bookstores.

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The best advice I got was this: If you want customers, you have to raise them yourself. That means a strong children’s section. If e-books have taken a bite out of the adult market, they’ve done very little damage to children’s books, maybe because even the most tech-savvy parents understand that reading “Goodnight Moon” off your phone doesn’t create the same occasion for bonding. Photo. Bibliomania, the Dark Desire For Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s. Dr.

Bibliomania, the Dark Desire For Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s

Alois Pichler was almost always surrounded by books. In 1869, Pichler, originally from Bavaria, became the so-called “extraordinary librarian” of the Imperial Public Library in St. Petersburg, Russia, a prestigious position that gave him a salary three times higher than the average librarian: 3,000 rubles. While many librarians have a deep appreciation for books, Pichler was afflicted with a specific irrepressible illness. A few months after Pichler took his position at the library, the staff discovered that an alarming number of books were disappearing from the collection.

University of Aberdeen. The 9 Most Eerie Books and Grimoires Of All Time (old books, grimoires, black magic, occult, necronomicon, spells, creepy) The Voynich Manuscript Widely considered to be one of the most mysterious manuscripts in the history of Time As Perceived By Mankind, this book contains a ciphered unknown alphabet written on vellum (calfskin) and depicts bizarre plants, original astronomical charts, and odd interconnected bathtubs with tiny naked people.

The 9 Most Eerie Books and Grimoires Of All Time (old books, grimoires, black magic, occult, necronomicon, spells, creepy)

Cryptographers, mathematicians and linguists have been unable to decipher this book. Despite its arcane nature, scholars maintain it was written during the medieval years of 1404 and 1438. Top 10 Medieval Book Curses. Trying to keep your books from being stolen in the Middle Ages?

Top 10 Medieval Book Curses

If all else fails, include a curse against thieves! Books were important and expensive items in the Middle Ages, which could take years to write, and those who owned them wanted to make sure they would be kept safe. However, security options were limited, and it could be very easy for a book to get taken from a monastery’s library. Medieval scribes had one form of protection that we don’t use anymore – curses. Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses.

In the Middle Ages, creating a book could take years.

Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses

A scribe would bend over his copy table, illuminated only by natural light—candles were too big a risk to the books—and spend hours each day forming letters, by hand, careful never to make an error. Bookphile: Top Selling T-Shirts, Posters, Greeting Cards, Stickers, Wall Art and More. Removing price tags from books - 3 methods comparison - All. Three Geese In Flight Books - Rare, used, and out-of-print books. Welcome to Oxbow Books. Book Shaped Plates, Platters & Dishes. This Incredibly Rare 16th Century Book Opens In 6 Ways To Reveal 6 Different Books.

This book is old, and by old… I mean 16th century old.

This Incredibly Rare 16th Century Book Opens In 6 Ways To Reveal 6 Different Books

Sure, it doesn’t come with all the cool stuff the new Amazon Kindle has, and it can’t hold thousands of books…. but this old book can do something pretty amazing. Coolest Bookshelves EVER: Part Uno. We already know what our book piles say about us, but what do our bookshelves say about us?

Coolest Bookshelves EVER: Part Uno

Are we any sort of creative with how we display our books? I certainly am an epic fail in this department. I have one cool bookshelf (made of tree branches), but the rest are straight up and down run-of-the-mill bookshelves. To be honest, I didn’t even know cool bookshelf owners existed – not this cool, at least. Superhero Bookends That Save Books From Falling Down. Created by the imaginative folks at Israeli design studio, Artori Design, are the Book And The Hero, and Supershelf – a pair of bookends that make it appear the books they’re holding are being saved by a small, yet incredibly strong superhero.

Superhero Bookends That Save Books From Falling Down

The illusion is created by the use of strong magnets, and feature a mini magnetized superhero. Witchcraft, in other words. The floating effect on the Book And The Hero bookend, is achieved by laying the books against an angled stand, with one book left open so it covers the bookshelf. Sìol Cultural Enterprises Gaelic Shop. The Beauty of Books theme. The 8 Most Stunning Bookstores In The World  By Elizabeth Stamp for Architectural Digest.

The 8 Most Stunning Bookstores In The World 

Tour the most extraordinary bookshops across the globe, from a hidden gem on Santorini to a repurposed church in The Netherlands. 10 Kick-Ass Secret Passage Bookshelves. If there’s one dream that unites all bookish folks (aside from, you know, universal literacy) it’s the dream of having a secret passageway hidden behind a bookcase.

10 Kick-Ass Secret Passage Bookshelves

Ok, maybe it just unites some of us- but there’s no denying that there’s something super-nifty about having a bookcase that moves to reveal a space only you know about. You and your builder. Anywoot! Here’s a roundup of ten of my favorite bookish secret passageways from around the interwebs: Nothing says old money like a piano and a room hidden behind warm wood floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. This kid’s bookshelf opens to a secret reading nook. 11 of the Coolest Bookstores in the US. You don’t have to be a bookworm to appreciate what this assortment of bookstores has to offer! They have anything from interesting architecture to niche reading materials to a unique attraction.

You’ll want to start buying all your book-related goods from these shops—or at least plan a road trip to check them out. Here they are, in no particular order: The Coolest Bookstores in the US. 1. The most beautiful bookmarks in the world. House Of Books: The Most Majestically Beautiful Libraries Around The World Photographed By Franck Bohbot. There is something special about a big beautiful room full of books. For those that love to read, there is nothing quite as exciting as a magical library, full of mysterious tales and heartwarming stories.

French photographer Franck Bohbot loves reading so much he decided to travel the world in search of the most beautiful libraries. Franck recently moved to New York in 2013, and has since traveled near and far in search of exquisite locations to check out a good book and take a stunning photo. Some of the most jaw-dropping libraries he has yet to photograph include Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Biblioteca Angelica in Rome. NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books. Paperback Exchange gets new owners, new name and reopens in Roanoke - Roanoke Times: Storefront. Bookshelf Porn. Most Popular Items - The Endangered Bookstores of New York. Book Catalogue. Still Looks Pretty Good: A map of bookstores and libraries in the U.S. - Book Patrol: A Haven for Book Culture. Osprey Publishing. Pages Past. ViaLibri ~ Rare Books - Resources for Bibliophiles, Librarians and Collectors.

Wake County Annual Booksale. The Booksale & Festival of Reading is scheduled forDecember 11-15, 2014. The annual Booksale and Festival of Reading is held each year at the NC State Fairgrounds, Jim Graham Building. Information on prices, daily schedule and entertainment for children will be made available in the near future. Our 2013 event was one of our most successful sales to date drawing over 13,500 visitors over four days and offering over 400,000 books at discount prices. Family Day featured entertainment and activities for kids of all ages and was the busiest day of the sale with over 4,500 visitors. Medieval Academy Reprints For Teaching (MART) - The Medieval Academy of America.