Books

Today is Herman Melville’s birthday. He was born on August 1st, 1819 – happy happy! This is an excellent excuse to pick up Moby Dick, one of our all-time favorite books. It’s always so nice to read parts of it, or the whole thing, again. But you know what’s possibly…

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We love Hindu mythology. Of course! What’s not to love about thousands of gods with incredible powers who have a head of elephant, or many arms, or blue skin? And, even better, sometimes they look like this: All images by Sanjay Patel These brilliant illustrations are part of Sanjay Patel‘s…

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Just because we are all digital it doesn’t mean we don’t like books. Quite the opposite, we love love love books. And what we love even more is stumbling upon treasures like this: the Library of Congress’ collection of rare classic children’s books… online! Those wonders are just a click…

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One hundred and eight years ago today, the world welcomed Theodor Seuss Geisel, better-known as Dr. Seuss — legendary children’s book author, radical ideologist, lover of reading. We are celebrating him with one of the first screen adaptations of our favorite title: The Cat in the Hat. Enjoy!  

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Universe has just reissued one of the rarest children’s book of all time, the only one ever made by designer Saul Bass. It’s the story of a young boy who, after reading a book about Paris, decides to pack a lunch and head for the city.

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For Editions Thierry Magnier‘s latest book, they asked 16 illustrators to each create a shop for an imaginary street. Rue de L’Articho is a fantastic collection of fruit stands, pharmacies, flower shops and restaurants. Going through its pages, you will feel Parisian even without knowing a single word of French.

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