booksandtea:

Sections in the Bookstore by juliettetang on Flickr.







chicagopubliclibrary:

Literature Necklaces

From Trend Hunter:

Violeta Hernando is an artist based in Spain who sells beautiful mini book necklaces on her Bunnyhell Etsy shop.

These miniature book necklaces feature first edition cover designs of such notable and iconic works of literature like Lolita, The Great Gatsby, Moby Dick, Jane Eyre, Dorian Gray, The Old Man and the Sea, Rosemary’s Baby and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. All of these mini book necklaces are handmade using cardboard, paper, a golden chain and varnish.

Click here to see more Literature Necklaces!




slightlyignorant:

Shelf at the Corner Bookstore by NYRB Classics on Flickr.




"The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again"







raybolger:

Literature Meme: 2/3 Genres

  • Utopian/Dystopian society

The utopia and its offshoot, the dystopia, are genres of literature that explore social and political structures. Utopian fiction is the creation of an ideal society, or utopia, as the setting for a novel. Dystopian fiction is the opposite: creation of an utterly horrible or degraded society, or dystopia. Many novels combine both, often as a metaphor for the different directions humanity can take in its choices, ending up with one of two possible futures. Both utopias and dystopias are commonly found in science fiction and other speculative fiction genres, and arguably are by definition a type of speculative fiction.

The word utopia was first used in direct context by Sir Thomas More in his 1516 work Utopia. The word utopia resembles both the Greek words “no place”, “outopos”, and “good place”, “eutopos”.

Dystopia is defined as a society characterized by a focus on mass poverty, squalor, suffering, or oppression. Most authors of dystopian fiction explore at least one reason why things are that way, often as an analogy for similar issues in the real world. Dystopias usually extrapolate elements of contemporary society and are read by many as political warnings. Many purported utopias reveal a dystopian character by suppressing justice, freedom and happiness.




spittingout-thedemons:

Bookshop in Lyme Regis




rainydayscoffeeandbooks:

August Book Photo Challenge 

Day 28: Colors




rainy-day-lattes:

pureblyss:

Can I just do this in Paris forever? Yes? Awesome. Booking my flight and buying stacks of books.

this is my dreaaaaaammm

I would love to go back to paris right now




dukeofbookingham:

Best ever name for a mystery bookstore.




Part of Florian Beaudenon's Instant Life series.