The 25 Best Tumblr Accounts for Book Nerds Tumblr has built itself as the center of a large creative community. You can find graphic artists, hilarious GIFs and talented musicians sharing their work. It’s also home to countless readers, writers and book lovers. If you’re a true bibliophile, Tumblr has lots of blogs to feed your love of the written word. Here’s a small sampling of its book bonanza. Book Designs Booksellers Hate! One thing that professionally shelving books for years will do is give you very specific likes and dislikes when it comes to book design. You discover exactly which covers appeal to you the most, and which designs you wish would be retired for all time. Here are a few book designs that booksellers (and librarians) hate–usually because they’re impossible to keep looking good. What a beautiful cover!
Strictly on the record… The rebirth of the vinyl album If video killed the radio star, surely it was only going to be a matter of time before digital murdered vinyl? But instead of being smashed into a million pieces, the long-playing record has been given a new lease of life – and its saviour is an unlikely source: its expected tormentor. According to those in the industry, rather than crushing vinyl to a pulp as promised by various doom merchants, the digital music revolution has, in fact, given LPs a much-needed boost. ‘What we’ve found, if anything, is that digital music – download and streaming – has led to the growth in vinyl sales because they’re very complimentary formats,’ said Stephen Godfroy, co-owner of Rough Trade, which has two music stores in London and has just opened another in New York. ‘We’ve always sold a lot of vinyl at Rough Trade but we’ve had a polarising of the music formats.
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Six Bad Ass Librarians from Pop Culture Sometimes the media needs to remind us who the truly tough, mysterious characters are in this world, and they usually hang out with books. It’s so interesting to see the irony, the complexity and the romantic view of this sweet sweet employment: We’ll never forget Yvonne Craig’s original Batgirl, though we might forget that the character was a librarian. The only way we can really do this classic librarian justice is a look back at the character’s start. Want to see a really awesome moment from Batgirl?
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