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Regency Furniture for the Book Lover November 13, 2013 – Posted in: books in design, Private Libraries

Ackermann’s Repository was a popular periodical, published in England from 1809-1828. It’s full moniker was “The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashion, and Politics.” It was published by R. Ackermann and became known simply as Ackermann’s Repository. It was published monthly and each issue included a slew of colored plates. In the first series which ran from 1809 – 1815 there was an abundance of furniture illustrations, many featuring pieces for the home library. Enjoy!…

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Holy Bookshop! A 15th century cathedral gets booked September 25, 2013 – Posted in: books in design, Bookselling / Collecting, bookshops

The gods must be shining down on Zwolle, a small town outside of Amsterdam. The Dutch bookshop  Waanders In de Broeren has recently moved to town and set up shop in a 15th century gothic catederal! BK. Architecten has created a beautiful bookshop within a beautiful space without comprising or altering the integrity of the cathedral. Not sure any more words are needed here.   Images via and more at ArchDaily: Waanders In de Broeren / BK. Architecten

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Take Your Poet to Work Day July 14, 2013 – Posted in: books in design

“Why should kids have all the fun? Your poet wants to go to work with you too.” We’re only days away from Take Your Poet to Work Day courtesy of tweetspeak. Poe, Dickinson, Neruda, Eliot, Rumi, Basho and others are all waiting for you…            

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A Biblio-Command Center June 3, 2013 – Posted in: books in design, product design

The OpenBook Chair courtesy of the London design firm TILT. Here’s the pitch: While technology advances, and contrary to expectations, books are still loved. The OpenBook is a seat and a library that celebrates the printed form…It is a comfortable reading space for those wanting a quieter moment, while also a showcase for books and magazines of any size and shape. At the same time the chair was to be open, exposing the user to others…

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