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After an extended period of development and testing we are now ready to launch the beta version of Libribot™, an automated searching service that will continuously scour the internet to find new items that match your permanent wants. Just record your wants in the Wants Manager and Libribot will take over from there. Freshly uploaded listings on 10 major search engines (more to come) and the independent websites of dozens of individual booksellers are regularly scanned for their most recent additions. When new matches are discovered they are added to your personal catalogue of found items where they can be easily browsed at any time. If you are a registered user with wants already saved in the viaLibri Wants Manager Libribot may already be at work for you. Just click the tab marked "Libribot" at the top of the screen and you will find a catalogue of your latest matches.

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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. McNally Jackson Books This Site Features Some of Steve Jobs' Best Quotes We realize that some of you may have had your fill of Facebook news today, so this is a perfect time to break out some zen thinking thanks to the master of Apple himself: Steve Jobs. This cool site called SteveTold.Us depicts a very relaxed Steve Jobs with an overlay of his best quotes. Simply refresh the page and you’ll find some new words of wisdom: There’s nothing more to the site than that, but as usual, the words of Steve Jobs still resonate like they always did. Give the site a go and get yourself some knowledge like this gem:

The Endangered Bookstores of New York Recently, I was browsing for books at Powerhouse Arena, in Dumbo, and noticed a sign asking people not to snap photos of the books on display. What a thing to have to ask! Here was a bookstore providing shelter, a bit of calm in the city, and tables with chosen, colorful, physical copies of books. Save Money. Save Time. Get Free Stuff! If you want to save time, money, get free stuff, save up to 50% on groceries, and more, then you need the Who Knew? books! You'll get Who Knew? - 10,001 Easy Solutions for just $10 plus $7.99 shipping and handling! Learn safer, healthier ways to clean without chemicals!

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. 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. 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. Its name comes from antique book dealer Wilfrid Voynich, who bought the book second-hand in Italy in 1912.

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. 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! The 8 Most Stunning Bookstores In The World  By Elizabeth Stamp for Architectural Digest. Tour the most extraordinary bookshops across the globe, from a hidden gem on Santorini to a repurposed church in The Netherlands. El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina (photo: Wim Wiskerke/Alamy Architect Fernando Manzone transformed a former theater into a spectacular branch of El Ateneo, the Argentine bookseller. Located in the Recoleta area, the 1919 building displays rows of books beneath the domed ceiling painted by Italian artist Nazareno Orlandi and along the ornate balconies.

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. 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. Factor in the magnetized witchcraft, and it appears the small cape-wearing hero is holding the books up on his own strength. Supershelf works in a similar way – the miniature magnetic hero is joined to the bottom of an invisible, vertically aligned shelf, which once again gives the effect he’s holding the books.

Coolest Bookshelves EVER: Part Uno We already know what our book piles say about us, but what do our bookshelves say about us? 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. Let’s all take a peek at some of the coolest bookshelves I’ve found on the Interwebs, and play a game of If This Were Mine.