Saturday, May 31, 2008

Ver De Livre is Getting Married

Last Wednesday my boyfriend proposed. The wedding date has already been set. And it is not very far off in the future at all. I have chosen to do a somewhat literary theme for my wedding (quel surpise.)

I intend to use the library card invite idea myself. Which meant further investigation was warranted.

Papertrail over at Etsy has a flirty card that some of you may decide to remember for valentines day.

Also on wonderful Etsy I found save the date cards that I adored. I am considering using this as possible inspiration for my final design.

Recently finished
Stephenie Meyer

Friday, May 30, 2008

Books As Art Part Deux

I was asked once about where you can purchase some of the book art I mentioned here

As you may notice if you follow the link I got a comment back from someone who can help you with that.

The comment:
We were pleased to see Georgia Russell's work on your site and also noticed that one of your readers wanted to know where to find 'books like these'. Some of the books are from our website as we represent Georgia Russell and have held several exhibitions of her work at our London gallery. She is currently working towards an exhibition with us early next year and we always have some of her work at the gallery. See

There you have it ladies and germs!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tess Of The D'Urbervilles

The other day after posting about I decided to abandon my plan of reading 300 books in one year. I feel I wasn't spending quality time absorbing things the way I should. And when it comes to literature or great food and wine - that's just heresy.


Recently I added Tess of the D'Urbevilles to my must read list. It seems that the BBC will be turning this into a tv show. Despite my not living in the UK - this pushes the book up my reading list.

Cast details:
Gemma Arterton (James Bond: Quantum Of Solace, St Trinian’s) stars as Tess
Hans Matheson (The Virgin Queen, Dr Zhivago) plays Alec
Eddie Redmayne (Elizabeth: The Golden Age) is Angel
Jodie Whittaker (Venus) plays Izzy
Ruth Jones (Gavin And Stacey, Saxondale) as Tess’s mother Joan
Anna Massey (Oliver Twist, The Importance Of Being Earnest) is Mrs D’Urberville.

Add this to the list of classic novels that BBC has decided to improve the idiot box experience.


A Post for Wallflowers

Sorry for the delay in todays post. I spent the day hiding out at Barnes & Noble reading Twilight. is simply taking to long to deliver my copy so I decided to dig in elsewhere while I wait.

Ever wish you could blend into the wall for one reason or another? Desiree Palmen has figured out how to do so in the most bookish of ways.


Visit the source to see more of her camouflage photography

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Take the Word with You Everywhere You Go

Nanette Lepore does it again. Only this time for Keds (read - more affordable) with her Champion shoe.

Grab yours at Zappos for $64

She has also designed a script print sandal for Keds (note - it is sold out on the Keds site)

Another Secret Room

I cannot wait until I can have one of these of my own. And now thanks to Hidden Passageway I don't have to DIY.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Last week the teaser poster for Chuck Palahniuk's Choke was released.

Choke Movie Poster

This week the trailer has been released.

If you haven't already - READ IT!

Moleskins and Men

Men - they're out there and the good ones are literate. However, I have no idea how many read my blog. But since this is a distinct possibility I wanted to post this top 100 list of reads for men that I found while I was reading Hitting on Girls in Bookstores.

The other week I posted about the moleskin. Well so did the blogger running the above mentioned blog. I thought it was hysterical (although his venom at the end about pens makes me sad.)


A Moleskine is a tiny black book that writers have been using for centuries, apparently. Before I even get to my next sentence I'm going to go ahead and tell you that I do own one. But there's a difference between owning one and writing in it and owning one and using it in public (for instance, I'm not an attention whore).

Moleskine, to me, says "I think I'm a fucking genius who doesn't have to use a laptop or a dollar notebook from Walmart."* It says "I am so 19th century and have decided to rebel against those pricks at Starbucks who use machines that require an outlet. My Moleskine has a ribbon place holder and you can't plug that shit into an outlet, that's how hardcore I am."

The person who uses a
Moleskine in public wants to be approached! That way they can tell you what they're putting in it! Because it's so damned important for others to know that "I'm a serious writer. Look how serious I am! I'm using an expensive notebook! And it has a pocket!"

Using a
Moleskine makes it appear that you put too much thought into what tools you're using to write, as opposed to just writing. And if that person goes into a spiel about how Neil Gaiman uses one, well, then, you're not Neil Gaiman and he can do whatever the hell he wants because he's Neil Gaiman.

If you want someone to read what you write: don't use a
Moleskine; get a blog and rant about how Moleskine users piss you off.

*And the pens these people use, oh, the pen can sometimes cost more than the notebook.
Note: Mine was a gift and has never left my house.

While you're there I recommend reading his post titled Pride & Arrogance (and the asshole way)

In A Library

A precious, mouldering pleasure 't is
To meet an antique book,
In just the dress his century wore;
A privilege, I think,

His venerable hand to take,
And warming in our own,
A passage back, or two, to make
To times when he was young.

His quaint opinions to inspect,
His knowledge to unfold
On what concerns our mutual mind,
The literature of old;

What interested scholars most,
What competitions ran
When Plato was a certainty.
And Sophocles a man;

When Sappho was a living girl,
And Beatrice wore
The gown that Dante deified.
Facts, centuries before,

He traverses familiar,
As one should come to town
And tell you all your dreams were true;
He lived where dreams were sown.

His presence is enchantment,
You beg him not to go;
Old volumes shake their vellum heads
And tantalize, just so.

Library Pick Up LInes

Mind if I check you out?

I bet you have quite a nice book worm!

Are you a librarian? Well I really need to be shushed!

Damn... you have more hard covers than my private stash

Have you heard the one about the librarian with more stacks than she could handle?

No one believes I am a librarian, maybe you should try to check me out.

You have the tightest hair bun in the place.

Let's play search engine: enter your terms and see if you get positive results.

I'd catalog you under "Desirable!"

You're the hottest one I've checked out all week.

So... they say Dewey had a harem, care to help me start mine?

They say you're like a public library, anyone with a card can check you out.

I may not be a cataloger, but I bet I can find a place to fit you in.

So is it true academic librarians only let scholars in?

My mom was a librarian, she taught me every should have access to my stacks

What's you cutter number baby?

Playing doctor is for kids! Let's play librarian.

Do you mind if I use my Dewey Decimal on you?

Hey baby, let's play library, you can be the door and I'll slam you!

Do you know the difference between sex and The LC Subject Headings?
(No?) Do you want to go up to my room?

Are you a librarian? So then you can believe in open access to your stacks?

So when's the last time you were "on the desk"

My fingers are quite strong from typing all day.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Good Reads

Last night I learned of another fabulous site. Good reads.

You can put together lists of what you have read, what you want to read, what you are busy reading, or create your own listing. What's so great about that? You can invite your friends or meet people there.

Once you locate a person you may like to make friends with you can view all their "shelves" (the lists I mentioned before.) If that's not enough for you, you can also compare your lists and ratings with other members when you view their profiles.

Here is the profile link for myself (currently public - may switch to private at some later time.)

Good reads - is what your friends are reading!

Be Like Me - Find a Reason to Make Every Day a Party!

Perhaps the post about towel day peaked your literary holiday curiosity (what sort of phrase was that?) Anyhow. I did some digging just for you ma' babies.

By the way it seems this month is National Under-Appreciated Librarian Month as well as Get Caught Reading Month

Library Lovers month - February
National Book Month - October
National Library Week--4th week in April
Reading is Fun Week--4th week in April
Read a New Book Month--December
Read Me Day--April 23
On this day, wear clothes that everyone can read.
National Storytelling Festival--October 5
Tell a Story Day--April 27
Read an Almanac Month--July
Dictionary Day--October 16
Card Reading Day--February 21
National Columnists Day--June 27
Humorists Are Artists Too Month (HAAM)--March
Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month--September
Poetry Month--March
Great Poetry Reading Day--April 28
Bad Poetry Reading Day--August 18
Limerick Day--May 12
Clerihew Day--July 10
Mother Goose Day--May 1
Winnie the Pooh Day--January 18
Paul Bunyan Day--June 28
Tom Sawyer Fence Painting Day--July 4
Tolkien Week--Last week in September
Hobbit Day--September 22
Alfred Hitchcock Day--March 12
Eliza Doolittle Day--May 20
Dear Diary Day--September 22
Plan Your Epitaph Day--November 1

List of Authors birthdays

Thanks to Today in Literature you can literally become more aware of bookish history ;)

I also turned up the calendar of literary facts. Just click on the month and day you wish to know more about and there you have it.

Literary significance of each month in the year

Sunday, May 25, 2008


Sister site to Trashionista which I mentioned the other week who flatteringly mentioned my post on what celebs can be found reading has also apparently noted my appearance on the blogging scene.

Thank you BridalWave I love you too:

Library-themed wedding invitations

Invite03-1.jpgWhen Southern California public librarian Scott Douglas, author of McSweeney's Dispatches from a Public Librarian column and the memoir Quiet, Please, married a library assistant, they somewhat inevitably created library-themed wedding invitations that I can't look at without smiling.

Did they fine guests who arrived late, I wonder...

[via Petit ver épicurien de livre]

Related: Martha Stewart's Typewriter guest book | "Hitched" pendant | Macdonald Berystede - wedding ceremony and reception venue


Appropriately today is also Nerd Pride Day. A day celebrating the right for each and every one of us to embrace our geek or nerdiness.

This particular holiday only began in 2006 in celebration of the premier of the 1st Star Wars movie in 1977.


It's that time of year again. May 25th - towel day. Celebrated every year t this time as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams.

Towel day 1st began in 2001. It was held to demonstrate fans mourning the passing of Adams.

Douglas Adams' own ode to a towel:

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value - you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a bush, but very, very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have "lost". What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

The original article that began towel day from Binary Freedom:

Towel Day: A Tribute to Douglas Adams
Monday May 14, 2001 06:00am PDT

Douglas Adams will be missed by his fans worldwide. So that all his fans everywhere can pay tribute to this genius, I propose that two weeks after his passing (May 25, 2001) be marked as "Towel Day". All Douglas Adams fans are encouraged to carry a towel with them for the day, and preferably quote the popular books and television series constantly..

So long Douglas, and thanks for all the fish!

D Clyde Williamson, 2001-05-14


Towel day links of note:

Wikihow to celebrate towel day

Towelini - another good resource for all your towel day needs


In case it looked as if there had been no new post over the last week. There have. Last Saterday I pre-wrote more entries and throughout the week published them.However, they all despite the date of publishing say the day they were wrote. So there may be newer entries you did not catch beneath the entry Proust's madeline. All of them will be released today.

That Just Ain't Right

No - this is not a joke.
No - I did not pull this photo from the internet. I took this myself.
No - I do not live in this particular town. I was just there for the festivities.


Recently finished:
Confederacy of Dunces
John Kennedy Toole

Chuck Palahniuk

Monday, May 19, 2008

Batman Villain - The Bookworm

A bookworm super villain?

Real Name: Nelson Gruber

First Appearance: SleepWalker 4

The Mighty Bookworm! What's His Problem? Nelson Gruber was an industrious, if insecure, psych graduate student at Metropolitan University who was conducting sleep experiments for his graduate advisor. One patient, Rick Sheridan, exhibited a brainwave pattern Gruber'd never seen. He fed the patterns into a computer and magnified it a millionfold to better study it. However, the computer overloaded and knocked Gruber unconscious. When he awoke he discovered he had the ability to transform written text into material form. He became unhinged and soon decided to get revenge on fellow student Whitney Cooper III for ditching him. He lost grip with reality, thinking he was unstoppable.
SleepWalker 4 Abilities: See, the brain patterns Gruber recorded were actually the other dimensional being known as SleepWalker leaving Rick's brain. When the computer overloaded, shocking Gruber, it allowed him draw energy from the Mindscape (SleepWalker's home dimension) and transform it into physical form. As well, Gruber was apparently a gifted psych student and computer technician.
Weapons: Oh, tomes, texts, novels, encyclopedias, collected works, scrolls, documents, scripts, magazines, pamphlets, or, I dunno, books maybe?
Favorite Quote: "I am the Bookworm! And mine is the power of the printed word!" (SleepWalker 4)
Heroes He Keeps Running Into: Since SleepWalker was the accidental cause for his powers, they're a natural combination.
People Who Think He's Not So Bad: Alyssa Conover (the girlfriend of SleepWalker's human host Rick Sheridan) thought Gruber was a nice enough guy at first to hang out with him when he was feeling low. And while she may have aided in his eventual capture by SleepWalker by handing him a book with empty pages, she was doing it merely to help him since she thought he was losing grip with reality.
Most Despicable Act: Easily, one of the first manifestations of his power was his most despicable act. Angry at Cooper for ditching him while he went on a date, leaving Gruber to do all the work Gruber summoned up several Amazon warriors who beat and tortured Cooper. All this because Gruber was feeling under appreciated, yeesh! You'd think the guy would have just told their graduate advisor.


Bookworm (about the Dynamic Duo): "Our bats have flown the belfry and are still squeaking."

Bookworm: "My brain-drenched mind has done it again!"

Bookworm (about Bruce Wayne): "This fellow is almost as obnoxious as Batman."

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The Bookworm played by Roddy McDowell, only appeared in 2 episodes. Episodes 29 (The Bookworm Turns) & 30 (While Gotham Burns).
The Bookworm  " reading " the road

Shown here with side-kick Lydia Limpet

This reminds me a little of Penny from the Inspector Gadget cartoons


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Prousts Madeline

"I raised to my lips a spoonful of the cake . . . a shudder ran through my whole body and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary changes that were taking place."

"The sight of the little madeleine had recalled nothing to my mind before I tasted it...." but " soon as I had recognized the taste of the piece of madeleine soaked in her decoction of lime-blossom which my aunt used to give me .... immediately the old grey house upon the street, where her room was, rose up like a stage set to attach itself to the little pavilion opening on to the garden which had been built out behind it for my parents."

Marcel Proust
Remembrance of Things Past

4 eggs
2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. clarified butter (or Promise Spread)
1 tbsp. vanilla
Confectioners' sugar
Stir eggs and sugar into top of double boiler until creamy and lukewarm. Remove from heat and beat until cool; add flour gradually, mixing well. Fold in butter and vanilla.

Use special shell-shaped Madeline molds that have been buttered and floured (or small 1 1/2 inch muffin pans). Fill molds 2/3 full; fill muffin tins less than 1/2 full. Bake in a 425 degree oven for ten minutes or until lightly browned. Dust cooled tea cakes with powdered sugar. Yield: 5 dozen.


Food for Thought

There are actually a decent amount of literary cookbooks out there. But for those of you who either do not have the money to splurge on each and every one of them to feed your literary addiction as well as your tummy I have searched around to come up with a list of literary recipes.

Twice baked potatoes The Boleyn Inheritance
Black Butter Jane Austen's Christmas
Emily Bronte's favorite meat pie
Mrs. Leibowitz’s Lentil-Vegetable Soup Angela's Ashes
Carrot Pudding A Christmas Carol
Turkish Delight The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Louisa May Alcott's Apple Slump
Persian Cucumber and Yogurt House of Sand and Fog
Cucumber and Tomato Sandwiches Women in Love
Jam Tarts Sons and Lovers
Mrs. Ramsay's boeuf en daube dinner To the Lighthouse
Quail in Rose Petal Sauce Like Water for Chocolate
Italian Pea Pottage Shakespeare's Kitchen
Tennessee Williams's Lemon Icebox Pie
Lane Cake To Kill a Mockingbird

Recipes from The Color Purple Cookbook
Jack Kerouac Diner Menu

Tarragon Eggs A La Jane Austen

40g butter
4 eggs
Ground pepper
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons tarragon (fresh or dried)

Mrs B- was not used to disagreeing with the better informed mind of Lady Cumberland, and now, her every cherished opinion of parsley's worth overthrown, she turned her eye to rarer visitors, including the tarragon. She had always thought tarragon a difficult herb and hard to please. 'It refuses to grow here, it refuses to grow there, but fancies itself so very great, disappearing every winter I know not where. I quite detest the plant.'

Clafoutis Grandmere A La Virginia Woolf

500g cherries, 3 eggs
150g flour, 150g sugar
10g yeast, prepared in warm water if necessary
100g butter, 1 cup of milk

When the flour came it was a delight, a touch left on her cheek as she brushed aside a wisp of hair, as if her beauty bored her and she wanted to be like other people, insignificant, sitting in a widow's house with her pen and paper...

Quick Miso Soup A La Franz Kafka

3 dessertspoons fermented miso
150g silken tofu
4-5 small mushrooms
A few leaves of dried wakame

He placed three spoonfuls of the miso into a saucepan and poured on two pints of hot water, shielding the process from the panel as he did so. He became angry with himself for thinking of the new arrivals as a panel; they had not announced their purpose in calling on him and as yet he did not know what position each of them held.

Mushroom Risotto A La John Steinbeck

Extra virgin olive oil
25g porcini mushrooms
1 onion, 2 cloves garlic
200g risotto rice
500ml vegetable stock
Salt and pepper,
60g parmesan
1 glass white wine

The parmesan cheese was hard and dry. The cook grated what little she had. The cheese grated coarsely, like maize from the thresher; the cheese grated finely, like the first powder snow; the cheese grated in shavings, like the wood thrown up from her husband's plane.

Truman Capote's Family's Cornbread

- makes 8 wedges -

1 tablespoon butter or bacon drippings
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups stone-ground white cornmeal


1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place the butter or drippings in a 10-inch cast iron skillet; place it in the oven.

2. Combine the eggs and buttermilk in a small bowl or measuring cup, whisking together well with a fork.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, salt, baking soda, and cornmeal; stir well to combine.

4. Stir the egg mixture into the dry ingredients, beating just until the dry ingredients are moistened and no more.

5. Pull the skillet from the oven. It should be hot, with the fat sizzling. Swirl the pan to coat. Quickly transfer batter to skillet; return skillet to oven.

6. Bake until browned and pulling away from skillet, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot, in wedges.

Emily Dickinson's Black Cake Recipe

Adapted by Margery K. Eagan

This is a good "do-ahead" cake, since the brandy syrup needs time to soak in...ahhh.

Have a bottle of brandy on hand—you'll need 1/2 c. to pour over fruit plus approx. 1 cup more for cake-soaking syrup. Two large cardboard cake boards will be helpful if you are making a large cake.

The day before baking the cake, if possible, prepare brandy syrup: In a 2 qt. saucepan over medium heat, mix 3 c. sugar with 2 c. water until sugar dissolves. Let cool and add brandy (approx. 1 cup) or to taste. The brandy can be a Cognac-type by itself, or a combination of flavors including amaretto or hazelnut liqueur. Your taste buds can guide you here. (See notes about storing any leftover syrup.)

1 3/4 lbs. raisins

8 oz. currants

8 oz. dried apricots, cut in 1/2" pieces (size of raisins)

8 oz. pitted prunes, cut in 1/2" pieces

2 oz. dried pears, cut in 1/2" pieces

4 oz. pitted dates cut in 1/2" pieces

In a large bowl, toss fruit with 1/2 c. brandy. Let stand overnight, preferably, or an hour, or just while you get the other ingredients together.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Butter a 13" X 18" X 2 1/2" pan and line with wax paper or parchment: butter paper or parchment. (See notes about using different pans--you don't have to make just one cake.)

1 1/2 lbs. soft butter (salted or un: if salted, don't add salt to dry ingredients)

1 1/2 lbs. granulated sugar

13 eggs at room temperature

3/4 c. molasses

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Sift together:

1 1/2 lbs. unbleached flour

4 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. soda

1 1/2 tsp. salt (or none if using salted butter)

1 1/4 tsp. each cinnamon, cloves & mace

1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. cardamom

1/4 tsp. ginger

In a very large bowl, cream the butter and gradually add the sugar, keeping mixture light. Add eggs 3 at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping sides of bowl several times to keep mixture uniform. Add vanilla. With mixer going, pour in molasses. Mixture might look broken, but that's ok. On low speed, gradually add sifted dry ingredients, mixing just until flour is incorporated. Place fruit on top of batter, leaving any liquid at the bottom of fruit in the bowl. (Save the liquid and add to the brandy syrup.) Fold fruit into batter, taking care not to overmix. (Note: with this much batter, make sure your spatula is sturdy; otherwise, your hands are your best folding tools.)

Turn batter into pan, smooth the top, and bake for at least one hour, or until the middle top of cake is firm to the touch. The cake will be very dark on top and slightly sunken.

Let cake cool in pan. (Note: if you want to present the cake with a smooth top, level the top of the cake with a serrated knife. It will be inverted later, making the bottom the top.) Invert cake onto large wax paper-covered board and back again onto another board. The paper should prevent the top of the cake from sticking to the board. With a skewer, poke several holes through the cake at 1" intervals. Begin brushing/tapping the brandy-sugar syrup evenly over the cake, allowing a few minutes for the syrup to soak in before brushing on more. If the cake seems moist enough, it may not be necessary to use all the syrup.

Wrap cake well in plastic wrap (or slide it into a large clean plastic bag) and allow to stand for at least 1 hour—or, preferably, a day or two, in a cool place. Slide cake carefully onto a large serving platter. (Or, for a smooth top: invert onto platter.) Keep the cake covered until presentation time. Fresh greens and flowers around the cake add a festive touch.


This recipe makes about 20 cups of batter. Since an average loaf pan uses between 4 and 5 cups of batter, this recipe would make about 4 large loaf cakes. In 9" round pans: probably 5 or 6 layers. Or, in a 12 x 2" round, perhaps 2 layers. You get the idea, though: you can bake the batter in any size and shape. Butter and paper the pans, and fill them about 2/3 full for proper baking.

If freezing cakes: Remove cooled cakes from pans and wrap well. After thawing, and at least 1 hour before serving, brush/soak with brandy syrup.

Leftover syrup: Tightly-covered, the syrup will keep, refrigerated, for several weeks. If you've made small cakes and have frozen them, use the syrup as you need it.

This one is actually a drink - Champagne Hemingway

Around the Writers Block

I've never understood the concept of peeking into people medicine cabinets when you visit their homes. But there are some aspects of certain authors lives I wouldn't mind peering into. So I collected some images of authors desks and rooms.

Emily Dickenson
Amhurst, MA

William Faulkner

Jane Austen

Mark Twain
at home
Mark Twain museum

Edgar Allen Poe
and it's portable!

Virginia Woolf

Apparently I wasn't the only one to be curious. Photographer Susana Graph has a series called "A Sense of Place" where we can see the inside of Eudora Welty's home.

Eudora’s Library, Jackson, Mississippi, 2007


Sartorial Appreciation

Even the Sartorialist has included some bookish type looks.

The caption for this one reads how this look would not be complete or the same without the moleskin

Below are some of the looks that came up when I searched "Librarian"

Ukranian Book Fashion?

Designer Andre Tan must have a little book lust of his own creating something like this:



Wall Decals

Thanks to Ivy Surface decor you can pimp out [your own] child's room with decals inspired by books like Harry Potter


Return of the Retro Writers

Over the years I have seen a lot of posts about retrofied computers. For all you writers out there this may be something of interest to you.

The Remmington Keyboard
Which was inspired by the Steampunk Keyboard
Datamancers von Slatt Keyboard
Instructables on the computer keyboard

The Eletriclerk

Bookish Seating

I love this one but its nearly $1000 price tag is far too rich for my blood. It looks like something you would find in the hotel lobby of one of the literary destinations mentioned on this site before.

Library seating

From big cozy books

Here is a list of locations where you can try these out for yourself.

Gruppo Dam's Libro chair



From fishbol design
Bookseat from Fishbol Design Atelier (via designspotter

And although this is not seating I felt this coffee table by unal&boler was worth a mention.

The cityscape coffee table
CityScape Shelf