archive: books
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April 19, 2006 - 1:36 AM

[books] - The Agrippa Files

A batch from the always excellent BibliOdyssey:
The Heart Bulletin
Alvin Lustig
Otis Artbooks
Opera Omnia scientific illustrations
Pierre Ouvrard Master Bookbinder

"Covers is dedicated to the appreciation of book cover design."

Kircher’s Mathematical Organ. It's a swiss army lectern!

Le Corbusier Binds Book In Dead Pet Dog

Elaborate disappearing paintings on the page-edges of books

October 25, 2005 - 12:05 AM

[books] - Ware's Candide. Chris Ware does fabulously detailed illustrations. I'm not a fan of his writing, but I love his artwork.

a new novel by Paul Ford of is out: Gary Benchley, Rock Star
also, Adam Greenfield's new book: Everyware : The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing

Space Tourist's Handbook

Humorous slipcovers for books

Flickr: Photos tagged with library and The Bookshelf Project Pool (via)

I've been reading With Borges, Griffin and Sabine, and Going Postal, and rereading Good Omens and Haroun and the Sea of Stories.

October 9, 2005 - 12:24 AM

[books] - Commonplace books, "a book in which noteworthy quotations, comments, poems, etc, are written".

The Whiskey River Commonplace Book

more online examples: Identity Theory, The Constant Reader, Scott McLemee, Risa, Bret Mulligan, Watermark,

Maya's Micronomicon. the notebook is a crypticly dense compilation of diary, quotes, sketches, notations and lists.

articles: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library: Exhibitions, Yale Bulletin, Residential College Tips, U of Delaware

meta: The Lyceum, j.jacobs

see also: Marginalia (images)

October 5, 2005 - 12:47 AM

[audiobooks] - The Medium is the Massage - Marshall McLuhan (1968). one of the greatest books ever. this is the vinyl variant. (previously linked origin of title)

Greylodge also hosts audiobooks of
... Neuromancer by William Gibson (as read by gibson) and The Man in the High Castle By Philip K. Dick (bittorrent).

... the The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - The original radio series (Primary and Secondary Phases), The Tertiary Phase, and The Quandary and Quintessential Phases.

...Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky and the Media (1993) (search for 'chomsky' at chomskytorrents for lots more audio and video)

...The Day the Universe Changed - James Burke (host of the tv show Connections)
also by James Burke, a fun, high-paced, 1 hr lecture on The Knowledge Web (gets rolling at about the 7 minute mark (streaming realaudio only))

... also lectures by Hunter S. Thompson - Boulder CO, 1977
and Douglas Adams - Parrots, The Universe and Everything

plus see How to enjoy audiobooks : Lifehacker

September 1, 2005 - 12:15 AM

[books] - eBay Motors: 1968 GMC Gernstenslager Bookmobile. oh. oh. ow. want. (via the scrummy writeup at hooptyrides)

BBC - Rewriting the rules of publishing. About, which sounds like one of the better Self-publishing, Print on demand ventures.

old, but related: in 2002, the Internet Archive Bookmobile let you print and bind your own (public domain) book (article). The idea has since spread to developing countries. And hopefully soon, to a library near you.

Book Vending Machines

At one Swedish library, you can borrow books - and a lesbian (via)

June 9, 2005 - 1:32 PM
[books] - Livio De Marchi

March 7, 2005 - 10:45 PM
[books] - This Into That. gentle site. chewable philosophy.

November 7, 2004 - 1:28 AM
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October 31, 2004 - 5:54 PM

September 7, 2004 - 12:03 AM
[books] - The Flight into Egypt. mixing borges with bantock, this one tweaks the whole range of my book fetish.

August 19, 2004 - 5:58 PM
[books] - reading vest

August 17, 2004 - 5:01 PM
[books] - Kodomo no kuni, illustrated Children's Books from 1920s Japan. (the cover illustration makes me think of sinplex)

August 17, 2004 - 4:44 PM
[books] - J.L. Borges "Book of Imaginary Beings". excellent and very rare (to find with illustrations), now online.

December 22, 2003 - 11:10 PM

December 15, 2003 - 12:25 AM
[books] - pterry on writing

November 21, 2003 - 12:44 AM
[book] - pictoplasma 2 is out. if you're in NY, please go see the show for me :)

November 19, 2003 - 5:29 PM
[book] - Book of Ages. i do love infographics, even cheese. look inside.

October 19, 2003 - 11:49 PM
[books] - McLuhan's message

August 18, 2003 - 9:33 PM
[books] - British Bookbindings (via new batch at dublog)

August 14, 2003 - 8:45 PM

April 29, 2003 - 11:51 AM
[books] - everyone in silico just arrived. can't put it down. thanks jim :)

April 23, 2003 - 5:06 PM
[books] - ook! ook! *points excitedly* Internet Archive Bookmobile

March 20, 2003 - 8:14 PM
[sauna] - the typeface, the book. Underware

March 4, 2003 - 1:24 AM

October 2, 2002 - 9:12 PM
[praise] - A Cthulhu Hymnal

July 7, 2002 - 3:26 AM
[books] - i'm loving the excerpts from this publisher. o books. headlines. byt. Towards the Primeval Lightning Field. Candor. The Sugar Borders. golly. !

July 5, 2002 - 9:14 PM
delayed gratification retail therapy. ordered some books.

June 18, 2002 - 7:05 PM

March 16, 2002 - 2:32 PM
[books] - No Media Kings.

January 28, 2002 - 10:24 PM
Invisible Library The Invisible Library is a collection of books that only appear in other books. Within the library's catalog you will find imaginary books, pseudobiblia, artifictions, fabled tomes, libris phantastica, and all manner of books unwritten, unread, unpublished, and unfound.

October 22, 2001 - 6:30 PM
[local] - Nick Bantock will be reading at St Ann's Academy on fri Oct 26. from new book in new Griffin and Sabine trilogy, The Gryphon.

October 21, 2001 - 12:01 AM
Water Planet. yummy looking new book from Shift.
it can go on my list alongside everything from emigre and, and everything by the two publishers that make me drool at my local bookstore currently: phaidon and taschen.

July 4, 2001 - 5:12 PM
from booklist 2001: "I have adored everything else [Neal] Stephenson has ever written and admire his attempts to keep a low profile."

July 1, 2001 - 11:09 PM
Guardian digested Books. "Condensed in the style of the original" into 2 screens. mtv generation books. guilty pleasure.

November 5, 2000 - 7:05 PM
from the CBC, a great interview with Ursula K. LeGuin (streaming realaudio format, interview begins at 15:45 mins)

June 30, 2000 - 2:57 AM
whilst i'm gone, you can go read about the man who loved only numbers: the story of paul erdos and the search for mathematical truth by paul hoffman. both a beautiful site, and about a book i want to read.