The Book Map By Dorothy
A street map made up from the titles of over 600 books from the history of English Literature (and a few favourites from further afield). The Map includes classics such as Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Bleak House, Vanity Fair and Wuthering Heights as well as 20th and 21st Century works such as The Waste Land, To the Lighthouse, Animal Farm, Slaughterhouse 5, The Catcher in the Rye, The Wasp Factory, Norwegian Wood and The Road.
The Map, which is loosely based on a turn of the century London street map also includes fictional areas dedicated to the works of Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, Tolkien, Harry Potter and a children’s literature district featuring such classics as The Railway Children, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Where the Wild Things Are. There’s an A-Z key at the base of the Map listing all the books featured along with the author’s name and the date first published.
The Backyard Library By 3rdSpace
You might have noticed a trend over the last five or so years that takes the home office or guest room outside of the house and into the backyard. 3rdSpace continues the tradition in the form of a modular library studio in the Oxfordshire garden of a literature professor who was looking for a space to store her collection of books. The beauty of the design is that the rooms can be used for anything.
The prefab system did away with the typical planning issues and time constraints that go along with traditional on-site building. The design can easily be flat-packed and moved to a new space if the homeowner was to relocate, making this a cost effective solution for people who move frequently.
Girls Who Read - A Poem By Mark Grist
"I like a girl who reads."
In a world where we are inundated with lyrics and images that relentlessly sexualize and objectify women, these words are refreshing.
The poem, written and performed by poet, writer and actor, Mark Grist, was created a few years ago, but is given new life in this Roundhouse London video. The piece has been called a “feminist anthem,” because it celebrates women’s imagination and drive as their most attractive qualities.
Watch the video below!
Library book That Was 79 YEARS Overdue Is returned - And Staff Waive The £11,500 Fine
Library staff have waived an £11,500 fine for a book that should have been returned an astonishing 79 years ago.
The novel Master of Men was taken out from Leicester County Library in 1934 and never returned.
Keith Dolphin, 64, found the book during a house clearance and was amazed to see the library ticket still inside.
The date it had to be returned by - May 28, 1934 - was printed on the ticket but no return stamp next to it.
Leicestershire County Council said if they charged the maximum amount per day, the fine would be £11,534.
However their current maximum late return fine is £7 - so they have decided to waive the mammoth charge.
It is not known who originally took the book out from the library, which has since shut down.