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The University of South Carolina's Thomas Cooper Library is the holder of probably the most comprehensive collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald-related materials. And probably because of the release of the new theatrical version of The Great Gatsby, they recently...
You know that you love being an artist, and you often get compliments on your creations. Now, how to turn these warm feelings into a profitable career? It can be difficult to take that leap from casual hobbyist to...
While a sketchbook can be an intimate and personal object, rarely to be shared, it can also be a source of inspiration to others. Peeking into someone else’s sketchbook we might see our own thoughts reflected, the documentation of...
Be honest – without having read the title of this article would you have known that the artwork in the images below were made completely out of salt? All of these were created by Motoi Yamamoto, a Japanese artist who...
Want to be an outstanding leader, or remembered for an amazing achievement? Then start journalling. Feeling stuck for inspiration can happen to the best of us, and this week we've sought inspiration from some of the greatest minds of today...
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...
At the end of last year we concluded a long-running competition celebrating some of the world's most beautiful bookstores (Beautiful Bookstores: And the Winner Is...). During our research for that blog series we also uncovered many gorgeous libraries that,...
Flavorwire recently posted a wonderful piece looking at what 10 famous authors have said in the past about the solitary, introspective act of keeping a diary. Inspired by that article, we decided to extract the best observations and truisms...
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...
In a September edition of Beautiful Bookstores we asked the question, "Is Polare Maastricht the most beautiful bookstore in the world?" While many readers agreed that Polare Maastricht is indeed a gorgeous building, one commenter suggested that another Dutch...

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