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New Bookish film September 12, 2009

Filed under: Bookish Media,Bookish You Tube — Kim @ 1:24 am

I get enthusiastic when films are made about the lives of authors. A new one is just about to be released. It is about the famous poet John Keats. (If you want to learn more about him, click here for the Wikipedia page on him.) I love Keats’ work, so I look forward to seeing this movie. It is called ‘Bright Star’. Click here to see when it will be released in different countries.

The film is not about the entire life of Keats. Which was very short. He died aged 25. The story is about his love affair with Fanny Brawne. Their passionate relationship came to an end when the poet met his untimely death. I will make sure to have tissues near me when I see this. I know already I’m going to cry.

If you want to know more about the movie, you can click here to see its very weird and not very useful website. Or just here, to see the trailer. A thing of beauty is a joy forever…

 

A ‘real’ online bookstore August 7, 2008

Filed under: Book Shops,Bookish Companies,Bookish You Tube — Kim @ 3:18 pm

You probably already know of this, but in case you have not I want to bring this to your attention. Zoomii; an online bookstore. Nothing interesting you might think. You might be right, but pay a visit to their website and you could change your mind. The novelty of this online shop is that you can actually browse the shelves in the search of a book.

It will never be the real thing of course. Handeling a book, feeling the paper, looking at the font. Nothing beats that. This website comes close though. Very close… Click here to visit the website. Below you will find a tour of the shop.

 

Great library introduction

Filed under: Bookish You Tube — Kim @ 2:56 pm

Columbus Public Library (US) has a fantastic little film to introduce their library. “A pop-up book combining digital still images and live footage in 3 dimensional space. The submission is based on a theme of discovering a new world at the Columbus Public Library”, is written next to this YouTube film.

 

Bill Clinton Library June 19, 2008

Filed under: Bookish You Tube,Humour — Kim @ 11:09 pm

It’s old, so you probably know it. I did not and I found it very funny.

 

Pop-up alphabet March 25, 2008

Filed under: Bookish You Tube,Books about Books — Kim @ 12:38 pm

This book has gone straight to my Amazon.com wish-list. It is called the ABC-3D and it is made by Marion Bataille. I love it! Never has the alphabet been this pretty. I cannot wait to flip trough this book and admire all the different shapes. Click here if you want to learn more about the book, or even order it!

 

Origami book March 19, 2008

Filed under: Bookish You Tube,DIY — Kim @ 1:49 pm

Get a piece of square paper, loosen up your fingers and give it a go!

 

The future of books January 7, 2008

Filed under: Bookish Companies,Bookish You Tube — Kim @ 11:25 am

Penguin made two beautiful video’s about the future of books. This to illustrate, at first, within the company what the future of books could be like. Two scenarios were made. I think they are absolutely brilliant. Take a look:

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P.S

Happy new year everybody. May 2008 bring you lots of good books!