What Makes This Rare 16th Century Book So Special Is Something Everyone Should See

This 16th century book is more than meets the eye. Housed at the National Library of Sweden, this small old book is a marvelous example of sixfold dos-à-dos binding, in which six books are conjoined into a single publication, which you can also read individually with the help of six perfectly placed clasps. Let’s take … Read more

Vintage Photos of Legendary Writers in History (29 photos)

Jack London Friedrich Nietzsche Hans Christian Andersen Albert Camus Agatha Christie [wp_ad_camp_1] Aldous Huxley and D. H. Lawrence Bowie & Burroughs Ezra Pound by E.O. Hoppé, 1918 Françoise Sagan in the 1950s with her Smith-Corona portable typewriter Erich Maria Remarque J.D. Salinger spotted at a nudist getaway Tennessee Williams Marcel Proust playing air guitar on … Read more

Artist Converts A 1979 Ford Falcon Into Weapons of Mass Instruction

In celebration of World Book Day, popular soft drink brand 7 Up, teamed up with Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff to construct one of his famous book tanks. Lemesoff picked a stripped down 1979 Ford Falcon then converted it into a roving library on wheels. The artist calls his “militaristic bibliothecas,” Weapons of Mass Instruction. You … Read more