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I’m always excited when I see book wallpaper. Some part of me wishes I could live in an old-fashioned library, with books all the way up to the ceiling, and a towering ladder to reach them. This dream started back when I was in elementary school, when I would have loved to have this “Library” wallpaper in my bedroom.  Designed by Tom Slaughter, it is part of Cavern Home’s artist series. Cavern Home is a boutique wallpaper design firm, and they have many beautiful non-bookish designs too. Check them out here.

For black-and-white book wallpaper in a different style, check out this earlier post.

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Bookends!

I’m loving the round-up of bookends that Design*Sponge posted yesterday.  My favorites were a sliced apple bookend available at Pottery Barn, blob bookends from CB2 and scissor bookends from Ballard Designs. Go take a look here for the rest.

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If you like altered books, you will love this stop-motion ad. Thanks for sharing Jason.

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Smell of Books asks, “Have you been avoiding e-books because they just don’t smell right?”

Their aerosol e-book enhancer claims to be the answer. Check out the following scents:

  • New Book Smell
  • Classic Musty Smell
  • Crunchy Bacon Smell
  • Eau You Have Cats
  • Scent of Sensibility

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Santa gave me this fun “Books to Check Out” journal by Chronicle Books. There are sections for listing books to read, your favorite passages, and books you’ve borrowed or lent. Love it.

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coralie bickford-smith

I’m a big fan of Coralie Bickford-Smith‘s cover designs (earlier this year I pointed out some of her great designs). Today I’m extra excited to show off these  cloth-bound classics that Coralie designed for for Penguin. I heard about them this morning via design*sponge, where you can also find an interview with Coralie. The series just became available in the US. Wouldn’t they make great gifts?

bovaryGreat ExpectationsSense and SensiblityThe Woman in whitePicture of Dorian GrayPride and Prejudice

 

coralie bickford-smith 2

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Everyone’s talking about Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, which has been adapted and directed by Spike Jonze. Where the Wild Things Are Poster

Where The Wild Things Are poster for sale for $14.5o at 123posters.com

But, I’m actually more excited about another upcoming movie that has been adapted from a beloved children’s book–Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox! I love this book. The stop-motion film is directed by Wes Anderson and features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman.

This first edition copy of the Fantastic Mr Fox book, with Tony Ross’ illustrations, is available at The Wee Web

Fantastic Mr Fox

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