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Why Designers Love Benjamin Moore's Newest Paint

Century is the paint company's play to the artisanal market. Here's why it's worth it<p>Will our unrelenting craze for the handcrafted artisanal object leave any corner of home decor untouched? It seems unlikely. The latest to hop on the bandwagon: paint. While decorator favorites like Eddy Dankers …

The Surprising Reason Why Books Smell So Good

Admit it: You've sniffed books before, too.<p>Old books, new books, passed down books, textbooks, thick books, thin books — they all have a pretty distinct smell, and there's actually a ton of science involved in explaining why.<p>Andy Brunning, a Cambridge chemistry teacher, studied the chemical makeup …

Beautiful Houses: Panorama House

Today we will show a breathtaking house in Nashik, India, a project by Ajay Sonar. We don't have the architect's website or details about the project …

Architecture

Penguin Random House comienza las negociaciones con Amazon

Como bien sabéis, durante los últimos meses las grandes editoriales han ido renovando sus acuerdos comerciales con Amazon. Pero no todas han tenido …

13 Sculptures Made Out of Books

Books are beautiful in their own right, but these artists have managed to improve on perfection.<p>1. Books to infinity<p><i>Flickr</i><p>This crazy miracle in a …

The World’s Weirdest Libraries (Photos)

Camels, manta rays, and tree boxes—people have been getting creative to get folks to take out a book.

Manta Rays

Reinventing the Modern Library as a Tech-Forward, Eco-Friendly, Community Hub

Libraries have long been community gathering spaces where all members of society can gather around the pursuit of knowledge or the entertainment of a …

Libraries

11 Libraries So Astounding You'll Leave Your E-Reader at Home

How to Read More: The Simple System I'm Using to Read 30+ Books Per Year

Warren Buffett, the man commonly referred to as the greatest investor of the 20th century, was standing in front of 165 wide-eyed students from Columbia University.<p>One of the students raised his hand and asked Buffett for his thoughts on the best way to prepare for an investing career. After …

Productivity

This Beijing Subway Now Has A Library Of Free E-Books For Passengers

Riders can stop playing Angry Birds and download something a bit more enriching.<p>On the subway in Beijing, as in most cities with underground Wi-Fi connections, commuters usually spend their rides mindlessly staring at their phones, scrolling through emails or playing games. But now riders on one …

9 Authors Who Regretted The Success of Their Work

These authors found that success wasn't all it was cracked up to be—and sometimes even regretted writing their books in the first place.<p>1. Lewis …

14 ingeniosas campañas de fomento de la lectura

<b>Librerías y asociaciones agudizan humor e ingenio para promover la lectura</b><p><b>Leer estimula tu imaginación</b><p>La <b>Asociación de Editores de Madrid</b> lanza estos …

Los Angeles Road Sign Hacked: 'Read A F***ing Book'

Note: Still sick as hell, bear with me.<p>Because bookworms are a hardcore bunch, somebody hacked a road sign in downtown Los Angeles late last week …

Sales of printed books fall by more than £150m in five years

New figures from Nielsen BookScan show continuing decline since 2009 as more and more readers migrate to ebooks<p>Print sales of adult fiction have declined by over £150m since 2009, new figures show, as ebooks take an increasingly large bite out of the market.<p>A review of 2014 from book sales monitor …

Publishing

Les plus belles bibliothèques du monde photographiées par Franck Bohbot

Après ses séries <b>This Game We Play</b> et <b>Empty Cinema</b>, le photographe français <b>Franck Bohbot</b> revient avec un nouveau projet initié en 2012, toujours en …

Eclipse – Le monde surréaliste de Jia Ma

L'enthousiasme pour les livres papier, et l'avenir des livres numériques

<b>La demande accrue pour les livres papier dans les librairies britanniques soulève l'enthousiasme en Grande-Bretagne. C'est Waterstones qui a donné le</b> …

Descarga más de 15.000 cómics gratis del Digital Comic Museum

Nos encantan los cómics, si son gratis más aún. El Digital Comic Museum nos ofrece una recopilación de más de 15.000 cómics totalmente gratis y …

Coffee is only the start of the future of our libraries

A recent government report suggested ways in which libraries could adapt to the way we read now – but attitudes need to change first<p>“Libraries should be more like coffee shops.” The headlines following last month’s publication of the Independent Library Report for England by the Department for …

Libraries

Seriously though, how did the Most Beautiful Library in America get Demolished?

<i>T</i>he old Public library of Cincinnati was the sort of place you only see in a Harry Potter film; colossal cast-iron book alcoves and spiral staircases …

El mapa del tesoro de los libros en Madrid

ESTAMOS DE ENHORABUENA: <b>los pere­gri­na­jes del biblió­filo madri­leño ya no serán a cie­gas.</b> Hay que agra­de­cér­selo a las edi­to­ria­les del grupo …

Is the Hemingwrite the solution to the problem of connectivity and creativity?

For writers who find the Write or Die app too tyrannical, a new, trendier gizmo claims to offer the best of both worlds<p>NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) veterans will have grimaced with recognition to hear David Nicholls admit to experimenting with Write or Die while writing his new …

Authors

The 20 Coolest Libraries In The World

When we think of cool, the library isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. The library is for dorks and nerds. It’s where losers hang out. …

New Pew Poll Finds That E-Books Are Booming but Print Holds Its Own

A new Pew study finds that readers are embracing e-books on a variety of devices but that print is holding its own.<p>Traditionally (strange word to use in connection with technological change but bear with me), devices that bring us entertainment displace one another. VHS kicks Beta off the island, …

Pew Research Center

Readmill – the ebook reader that's built for sharing

The social reading service can be used with apps such as Librarus, Marvin and Bookinist, allowing books to be read on multiple devices and accounts<p>The great hope for electronic literature has always been that it will allow us to read anything, anywhere, at any time. This is the dream of the …

Apps

Los tres libros que más han triunfado en el mundo

Tres son los libros que han recorrido el planeta en busca de alabanzas y lo han conseguido.<p>1. <b>Diez de diciembre de George Saunders</b>. Un libro editado …

“Tengo ya una lista de mis sucesores para entregar a Feltrinelli”

Gabriela Wiener.<p><i>"¿El editor estrella?", pregunto desde Madrid. "Superestrella sería más preciso", responde desde Barcelona Jorge Herralde. Y es</i> …

Libros para volver a leer

Dicen libreros y editores que lo peor ha pasado, que la caída de ventas ha tocado fondo. Pero otra cosa es la recuperación, así que el sector …

Carmen Amoraga gana el Premio Nadal 2014 con “La vida era eso”

<b>La ganadora del 70 Premio Nadal de Novela ha sido Carmen Amoraga con «La vida era eso», y lo ha recibido de manos de una referente del galardón</b> …