Nine of the Coolest Prefab Houses in History

Prefab is a buzzy topic in architecture and design circles right now, but it's hardly a new concept. The idea of building houses in factories and shipping them to their destinations is at least a century old. Now, Taschen has published the history of these homes in a lovely coffee-table book. Read More >>

HBO Backing Game of Thrones Show for Another Two Years as it Speeds Through the Books

Brutal and sexy TV pantomime Game of Thrones will continue for at least another couple of years, thanks to network backer HBO ordering another two seasons of the show. So catch up on who's killing and sleeping with who and who's dead now, because it's not going anywhere. Read More >>

Birmingham's Posh Library is "Useless" as Some Books are Unreachable

Those with library cards in the Birmingham area claim the city's glorious new library is a classic example of form over function, with users saying some reference books are stored out of reach due to designers of the £190m building not really caring about the visitors. Read More >>

Slip Your Special Mail Into These Letter-Holder Bookends

This is a clever use of space right here. These bookends keep your paperbacks in line and your mail in order. All your favourite paper goods, all in one place, tidy and organised. Read More >>

A Collection Of Nine Flipbooks Celebrating Disney's Greatest Animators

Before Walt Disney came along, animation was seen as just for kids. But through the release of a series of now-iconic animated films, he was able to turn 'cartoons' into a serious art form, paving the way for blockbusters like The Lion King and Frozen. However, he couldn't have done it without the help of nine well-known animators that are now further immortalised in this wonderful box set. Read More >>

Relationship Poo Advice Book Wins Oddest Title Award

A book called How to Poo on a Date has won the 36th annual Oddest Book Title of the Year competition, beating such odd potential classics as Are Trout South African?, How to Pray When You're Pissed at God and Origin of Feces.  Read More >>

Let BookBot Bring You Any of This Library's Two Million Titles

Wow. Look at BookBot go! This massive automated delivery system is housed in North Carolina State University's stunning Hunt Library. With the touch of a few buttons, it will scan and deliver any title in the two million volume collection straight into your hands. Read More >>

A Half-Price Waterstones Book Voucher is Your "Read it and Weep" Deal of the Day

Are you a master of the art of putting books on a shelf and never reading them? Neatly arranged there because John Waters advised people not to hump you if you didn't have any, I presume? If you like looking smart, then we've found the offer just for you. Read More >>

Camel Analysis Makes Shock Claim That the Bible Might Not be 100 Per Cent Factual

Some of the Bible's anecdotes might not be entirely true is a shocking claim made by researchers, who suggest that the timelines of some Bible stories don't match up with the reality of camel development history. Read More >>

Libraries the New Sex Hotspots? Erotic Book Borrowing Surge Suggests So

Call it the "Fifty Shades" effect, call it the result of the grimmest economic depression of modern times. Either way, UK reading habits seem to be getting saucier, as libraries are recording a ridiculous 500 per cent increase in the borrowing of erotic fiction. Read More >>

Take This Simple Test to Figure Out How Quickly You Read

Growing up reading Harry Potter, I was always amazed that when a new installment was released, news always broke that someone out there had completed the book in a few hours. Are you a speedy reader? Find out with this interactive test. Read More >>

Somehow Ice-T Has Unwittingly Recorded a Dungeons & Dragons Audiobook

"Pegasus....Pegasi. That's horses with wings. This shit is crazy." Read More >>

This Transforming Medieval Text is Actually Six Books in One

With a literacy rate hovering around an estimated 5 to 10 percent of the population during the Middle Ages, only a select few of society's upper echelons and religious castes had use for books. So who would have use for a sextuplet of stories bound by a single, multi-hinged cover like this? Some seriously busy scholar. Read More >>

Cassette Tape Bookmarks Adorably Pair Two Dead Forms of Media

Like a buddy movie where two retired cops stuck in their ways have to return to active duty, these adorable bookmarks—designed to look like miniature unwound cassette tapes—work alongside printed books to help you remember what page you were last reading. Read More >>

Will Your Novel Be a Best Seller? Ask This Super-Accurate Algorithm

It's tough for humans to predict how well a book will sell until after it's published—it's something of a gamble. But now, a new algorithm can tell if a book will be a commercial success or not long before it hits the shelves—with a staggering 84 per cent accuracy. Read More >>

This Animatronic Wall of Books Moves in Time With Library Visitors

One of the great joys offered by an old library is stepping through the doors and being greeted by an overwhelming sense of stillness. Endless stories exist between the covers resting on the shelves but, until you crack open a title and start to read, it's blissfully oh so quiet. Read More >>


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