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There is nothing like curling up in front of the fire with a cup of cocoa and a good book on Christmas Eve. But if you are like us, the annual tradition of reading a Christmas story can...
Today we celebrate what would have been the 128th birthday of controversial literary figure D.H. Lawrence. Or, can we really say 'celebrate'? This is, after all, an author who had only one positive obituary. Celebration or not, there is...
The bookmark is often taken for granted as the sidekick of a literary work of art. However, the history of these devices is inherently linked to that of books themselves, and over the years bookmarks have developed from simply...
The New York Times reported this week that a federal judge in New York just effectively sidelined one of the most ambitious projects Google has ever attempted - of digitalizing “every book ever published." This project, an attempt to...
Valerie Hegarty's artwork of destruction involves taking reconstructed masterpieces or other works that evoke a sense of history or myth, and then creating a kind of falsified ruination or destruction. A colonial ship, for example, will appear to be...
Outside of its more functional uses, glass can be used to make some pretty extraordinary works of art. And, as pointed out on the Wikipedia page on the subject, these kinds of pieces "are more likely to be exhibited...
Nina Katchadourian's Sorted Books project involves grouping clusters of books together so that the titles can be read in a sequence to reveal a new message. For example, the cluster of five books in the above image have been...
  It’s always interesting when an unfinished creative work from an old master is released posthumously. Recent examples of this phenomenon include the publication of Lolita-writer Vladimir Nabokov’s The Original of Laura (Nabokov died in 1977 and the book, what...
Sunday, September 25th marks the first day of this year's Banned Books Week. Why should you care? After all, books aren't banned in today's society, are they? We have the freedom to read anything we want, by any author...
Image Source: www.AVClub.com May the 4th be with you, Endpaper readers! In the past, finding a connection between journalling and the Star Wars films might have been difficult, but that has all changed with the recent discovery of the "Yoda...