July 6, 2019 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Diorama of Tokyo's back alleyways, sized for a bookshelf. Sculpted by monde." alt="We peer into a narrow alleyway, flanked on both sides by buildings -- windows, potted plants, and balconies. It is no real alleyway, but a diorama that's designed to fit on a bookshelf next to other books.

Crafted by @monde.
"The Tokyo-based artist built and designed intricate, wooden bookshelf inserts that are like miniature dioramas of narrow alleyways you might find in the streets of Tokyo."

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August 23, 2015 - Reading time: ~1 minute

i.e. ‘book-craft’, the study of books.

A learned person can be called boccræftig 'book-crafty’.


July 17, 2014 - Reading time: ~1 minute
The love of books. My library is an archive of longings.

—Susan Sontag

May 18, 2012 - Reading time: ~1 minute
A closed book is beautiful, because anything can be written in it, and so everything is.

—Catherynne M. Valente, Yume no Hon

What makes lovemaking and reading

May 4, 2012 - Reading time: ~1 minute
resemble each other most is that within both of them times and spaces open, different from measurable time and space.

— Italo Calvino, If on a winter’s night a traveler

December 30, 2011 - Reading time: ~1 minute

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