Every book should have its maps set up like this
How I feel about some of my favorite books.
Fahrenheit 451 book design that can be set on fire
Not only does it keep your page; it keeps your line.
Nineteen Eighty-Four's new edition just arrived
My Dad Died the Other Day from Pancreatic Cancer, but Over His Life He Read and Rated Over 10,000 Books (Link to the Spreadsheet in the Comments)
From my favorite book about North Korea
I found a taveling book!
All I did was ask, really
Good news from Touchstone books and Allie Brosh! (Hyperbole and a half)
Old bank in Paris that was turned into a bookstore. (x-post /r/pics)
This made my day. (X-post from /r/facepalm)
I would love to read here
I found a book exchange telephone box while out on a walk, thought this was a great idea!
Made this for /r/Calvinandhobbes Thought you guys might like it as well (Life of Pi)
After looking terribly bored with all the Barbie dolls and pink stuff that she received for her 10th birthday, my niece's eyes lit and and she declared this to be the best present ever when she opened it :3
A glass pane in the center of Bebelplatz, Germany, revealing an underground monument to the Nazi book burning that infamously occurred there
My sister recently came home from hospital and we redecorated her room to cheer her up. She asked to have this put on the wall above her bookshelf.
My local library getting ready for the movie release of The Hobbit [OC]
Reading and Getting Comfortable
Stopped at an antique store in the middle of no where Missouri. Bought this whole set for $10. Published in 1960, almost mint condition, and has just about every nursery rhyme and fairy tale you can think of.
My daughter has wanted a reading nook in her favorite tree for a long time. Today I surprised her with this.
I Went out today and Found this at a used bookstore for cheap... I though you guys might understand my emotion.
I saw this today and I want it!
Someone at Barnes and Noble had a bit of fun
I can't be the only one pained by this...
Junot Diaz, do you think using Spanish in your writing alienates some of your readers?
As cool as it looks, I'd be afraid to actually grab any of these books
Normally I disapprove of writing in Library books, but I'm okay with it (this time).
I finally had the heart to take this off my keychain. Tonight was a sad night :(
That moment when you finish a book...
Blacklit Poe at our Halloween party (all it took was Tide & a paintbrush!)
The Tomorrowland festival stage.
As much as I loved the default nook screensaver, I decided to use something much more appropriate.
Vending machine selling books in the Netherlands (x-post from r/mildlyinteresting)
Reading A Great Book Late at Night (X-Post from /r/gifs)
The difference between an abridged and an un-abridged version
Asked my 12-year old daughter to illustrate tsundoku... she did not disappoint.
A wise quote from Stephen Fry
So I found this note tucked in with the Fifty Shades books at work. I'm quite tempted to leave it there.
My first book of illustrations published by a major publisher comes out tomorrow. I'm doing my best to not let the author steal my thunder.
Kurt Vonnegut died six years ago today. I've had this tribute hanging in my office ever since. So it goes.
Shelf concept (Cross-Post from /r/BookPorn)
Do you *really* need a new book?
I thought r/books would appreciate this. My friend's tree this year.
Tolkien in Images (x-post from Pics)
The result of my most epic book hunt. A quest nearly worthy of the novel. Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle deluxe edition. Hand bound in Japanese silk, maps inside each cover, signed and numbered. (album in comments)
Found my grandma's beautiful collection after coming here for 18 years. She wants me to have them
I haven't read Cloud Atlas, but apparently Amazon has had some complaints...
Found this on a walk with my niece and nephews. There were even children's books for them!
I wish you all a very pain free life! What's your reading position?
Great line from Palahniuk in one of my favorites Invisible Monsters.
Why I love reading so much
A recommendation from a local book shop.
my wife recently asked me what were the 10 most important, influential, perspective shifting and enjoyable books i read over the course of my masters program. after much thought, i gave her a list and she in turn commissioned this. it is one of most meaningful things anyone has ever done for me.
This place calls itself the World's Smallest Bookstore. You buy on the honor system and everything is $3.
Whenever I go to a used bookstore
Don't think I could agree more with Mr.Fillion
Sign at my public library
If everyone gets a special Heaven when they die this one is mine
Thought r/books would appreciate the summer message from a middle school near me.
This year for my birthday, if my friends asked me what I wanted, I said your favorite book. Here's some of the loot.
I've just started unpacking, but one thing is clear: I need more (and bigger!) bookcases.
Wife and I were cleaning up after dinner. Kids were too quiet. I checked on them and found this. [x-post from r/parenting]
I work in a bookshop in Belfast and it's my second home. I've never met someone who doesn't love the place.
A reminder of why books will always be my favorite storytelling medium. (Spoilers for A Game of Thrones) [x-post /r/gameofthrones]
Leo Tolstoy telling a story to his grandchildren, 1909
The side effects of reading. It just gets worse as I grow older.
I'm a teacher. A homeroom student presented me with this today after having lunch with the author. Greatest gift ever!
Mobile library. Do these still exist?! Not likely, but still the coolest thing I've seen in a while.
Books for sale on the streets of Remedios, Cuba
Art piece my friends wife made for my 4yr olds room.
This is kindness.
Bought this at my local bookstore for 2 bucks!
Judging Books by Their covers (marbled covers from the 1800s)
My friend is in China and found this very to the point copy of Catcher In The Rye.
The one book where I was assigned to read chapter 1 for homework back in 6th grade, and I accidentally read the whole book that same night.
As a teenager who's getting into reading (but doesn't really have the funds to finance it), I really love Christmas!
Proof that humans are capable of magic -Carl Sagan [Crosspost from QuotesPorn]
This guy was nice enough to let me take a picture of his knuckles. Figured you guys might appreciate this.
For those of you who tend to judge books by their covers
My neighbors have a small cupboard on their front lawn where people borrow books and bring them back. It's been there for a while, no one's vandalized it, the books are constantly changing. They're awesome people.
Thought r/books would appreciate this - The Philosophical Library at the Strahov Monastery in Prague!
Loving this The Great Gatsby cover (xpost R/CoolCovers)
Was James Joyce a redditor? This from page 178 of Ulysses.
Hand written math text book from 1862 found in my granddad's loft. Pretty cool!
For Shakespeare's birthday, here are a few phrases he coined.
I can't believe I've been living a short drive away from these two all my life and never knew it.
These books were, hands down, the epitome of my childhood in elementary school.
My nest. Far nicer than using this space as a dining room.
How it sounds in my head reading A Clockwork Orange
Found this in the entrance to a library in Prague
If you work at a library / bookstore and do this, I hate you. :(
I'm sure this was the classiest place ever while it was open. Such a pity.
My bookcase is approaching a point of beautiful crisis...
This Christmas, give the gift of apocalyptic cannibalism...
I would read the hell out of this.
you know you're reading a good book when...
Tsundoku - (informal) the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with such other unread books.
It always feels like a personal loss
I'm a bookseller, and the next time I'm asked for that Shades of Gray book...
I've long been a fan of author William Gibson, and got to shoot this portrait of him.
My wife reorganized our bookshelf. She likes colour.
My wife gave me an odd look when she saw me do this to mark my spot, I always assumed that is what they were used for.
Mark Twain collection from roughly 1917-1920 that I inherited.
This is what it looks like when a book gets banned: a single email from a principal, with neither questions nor explanations.
Font cover of my 1921 edition of the jungle book
My nieces' first birthday just passed by and I wanted to get them something that meant a lot to me as a child.
Milan metro, you're doing it right - a book vending machine.
After 5+ years in an apartment. I finally have a new house and my library back!!
I could not help taking a picture of such a cozy reading place.. I wish I lived there..
Picked this up at the flea market for 5 bucks. I thought it was a steal.
Perhaps I should invest in a larger bookshelf...
We had a small Book Fair for our after school program. All 1200 books were given good homes.
He lives in the local bookstore
Exams are over. Time to do some catching up.
I'm staying in the hotel JRR Tolkien stayed in while he was recovering from the war. Here's the plaque.
How I Feel After Finishing A Good Book
Found this literary gold the other day...
X-post from /pics I think /books can appreciate this message
I seethe with jealousy every time I go to these people's house.
Today i broke through the chains of oppression. No longer will page numbers tyrannize my life. I... have taken action.
At an antique store, I found a first edition The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck. Being published in 1942, I thought the message the publisher put on the back was pretty cool.
After watching The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, it touched me so much that I wanted to read the book. This is one of the very few lines that made me unexpectedly laugh.
Pleasant surprise on the side of a box of Nerds.
TV at the doctor's office [xpost from r/funny]
Happy birthday to my favorite beatnik. Follow those rails, Jack.
Reading Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on my Kindle and came across this...
I made a little graph to show how the books of a fantasy series tend to get fatter. Thought you might like it.
My kind of mud flap girl
Book swap in the middle of Liverpool.
The publishing logo that SHOULD have been.
Nothing like a book on a hot day...
I'm visiting Seattle for the weekend and found where I want to spend the rest of my trip.
Summer reading flowchart
I've never read any of these other than Of Mice and Men; pretty excited for Faulkner. All for $4.50.
Just bought The Things They Carried at the library for fifty cents. Opened it up and found a pretty cool surprise...
A boy sits amid the ruins of a London bookshop following an air raid on October 8, 1940, reading a book titled The History of London. (x-post from r/pics)
Got home from a used book store and found this book mark.
Why isn't this a thing???
Departing December 20th, 2012
This book got returned to my work today, and I thought Reddit might appreciate it.
Tessie Girl made this fantastic Stephen King universe flow chart
Not bad for $2 at a clutter sale.
Had this on r/asoiaf and then had it removed because the silliness is not allowed on there. Thought I'd share another way.
What an astonishing thing a book is... -Carl Sagan [x-post from r/QuotesPorn]