1. queenofcrazy:

    rochielle:

    appeasingclouds:

    A new vending machine has been released which can print any book within minutes.

    The Espresso Book Machine has access to 500,000 different books - the same as 23.6 miles of shelf space - and can even churn out a fresh copy of Crime and Punishment in just nine minutes.

    Pages are printed at a rate of over 100 per minute and are then pressed, glued and cut to produce a pristine book.

    Users simply pick the book they would like on a screen and wait for it to be printed … it certainly is a novel way of getting a new book.

    I NEED THIS BECAUSE REASONS

  2. sixwordmemoirs:

SMITH Magazine and TED Books are delighted to announce a new book of illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by students of ages and descriptions. We’ll be taking submissions from June 1 though October 15 and choosing a selection of the illustrated memoirs for inclusion in our forthcoming eBook, Things Don’t Have to be Complicated: The Art of Six-Word Memoirs by Students of the World.
Published by TED Books, a division of the TED Conference, this book will be the eighth in the Six-Word Memoir series—and our very first entirely by students. 
For specs, examples and lots more info, check out:
http://bit.ly/sixwithted


I will be doing this, and I encourage all followers of this blog to do as well! :)

    sixwordmemoirs:

    SMITH Magazine and TED Books are delighted to announce a new book of illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by students of ages and descriptions. We’ll be taking submissions from June 1 though October 15 and choosing a selection of the illustrated memoirs for inclusion in our forthcoming eBook, Things Don’t Have to be Complicated: The Art of Six-Word Memoirs by Students of the World.

    Published by TED Books, a division of the TED Conference, this book will be the eighth in the Six-Word Memoir series—and our very first entirely by students. 

    For specs, examples and lots more info, check out:

    http://bit.ly/sixwithted

    I will be doing this, and I encourage all followers of this blog to do as well! :)

  3. bostonreview:

[Via David Lawrence]

    bostonreview:

    [Via David Lawrence]

    • Things I do not need: More books.
    • Things I will keep buying: More books.
    • Things I do desperately need: More money so I can buy more books.
  4. booktalkpresents:

How To Spot A Reader
(image via Pinterest)
1.) They know more than you do… about everything.
2.) They often use words that you secretly have to look up later.
3.) They have magical cards that get them books for free.
4.) They speak the names of people whom you’ve never met; who live in different countries, who lived in other centuries.
5.) Their purse/bag/briefcase is always a bit heavier than yours (which you later find out is equivalent to the weight of a book).
6.) They know the endings to many of the newest movies before they’ve even seen them.
7.) They give you a sympathetic smile when you mention that the last book you read was two summers ago…  and it had a half naked man (or woman) on the front.
8.) Their bookshelves are covered in books instead of pictures of them.
9.) They have bookshelves.
10.) They do things that you wouldn’t do, such as reading lists about how to spot a reader.

    booktalkpresents:

    How To Spot A Reader

    (image via Pinterest)

    1.) They know more than you do… about everything.

    2.) They often use words that you secretly have to look up later.

    3.) They have magical cards that get them books for free.

    4.) They speak the names of people whom you’ve never met; who live in different countries, who lived in other centuries.

    5.) Their purse/bag/briefcase is always a bit heavier than yours (which you later find out is equivalent to the weight of a book).

    6.) They know the endings to many of the newest movies before they’ve even seen them.

    7.) They give you a sympathetic smile when you mention that the last book you read was two summers ago…  and it had a half naked man (or woman) on the front.

    8.) Their bookshelves are covered in books instead of pictures of them.

    9.) They have bookshelves.

    10.) They do things that you wouldn’t do, such as reading lists about how to spot a reader.

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