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  • May 3, 2016
    This is Harry Potter fan Meredith McCardle and her living room wall. She used a projector to trace the words from the first page of Sorcerer's Stone on it, then painted it all in over the course of three weeks. It looks good. She even painted the electrical wall plate. That... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2016
    This is the chair J.K. Rowling sat in while writing the first two Harry Potter novels while she was a poor single mother living in subsidized housing in Edinburgh, Scotland. My how times change. The chair was given to her for free at the time, but has sold at auction twice si... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2016
    These are a small series of handbags that look like books. They come in Spell Book, Fairy Tales, and Holy Bible versions and cost $180 - $200 so you can carry around the ghost of the $200 you used to have before you bought a handbag that looks like a spell book. All the bags ... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2016
    Remember that superhero bookend and shelf from Israeli design firm Atori Design? Well they realized they were missing out on a huge reading demographic: women. And now there are two superheroine designs. Both cost $35 and are available on the Amazons. It's weird, I can't re... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2016
    This is the line of Alice In Wonderland inspired lady's footwear created by Irregular Choice and available online and in select stores starting February 26th. Prices range from $184 - $381 depending on the style, which actually seems pretty reasonable based on the amount of de... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2016
    Remember artist Joey Spiotto's previous series of video game inspired My Little Golden Book covers (HERE and HERE)? Well now he's back with a ton more, featuring more video games, movies, TV shows and musical acts. I would read them all. Fine, I would look at the pictures in... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2015
    Olde Book Pillow Classics from ThinkGeek are three pillows that look like classic novels. Treasure Island and The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes ($18 apiece) are permanently closed books, and Alice's Adventures In Wonderland ($25) is permanently open. Personally, I think all t... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2015
    This is a map of Middle Earth annotated by J.R.R. Tolkien in green ink with some of the real-life European inspirations for locations in Middle Earth. The map was discovered by Blackwell Rare Books in a copy of Lord Of The Rings that used to belong to British illustrator Pauli... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2015
    This is a timeline detailing all the Star Wars media that is now considered canon after Disney's takeover of the franchise. You can get as angry as you want about your favorite games/books/comics not being included, but that isn't going to bring them back. It's like crying wh... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2015
    This is an interactive map detailing famous literary trips across the United States. How many of the books have you read? I have read all fourteen. "There are only twelve." I am way better at reading than math, I swear. Thanks to Aisha, who has inspired me to reread Travel... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2015
    The first six Star Wars movies are all being adapted into 24-page Little Golden Books so you can read Star Wars to your children before bed and give them SPACE DREAMS. They'll cost around $5 apiece ($3.74 on Amazon) and will be released July 28th. Are you going to get them al... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2015
    These are the superhero bookends and floating bookshelves available from Israeli design studio Atori Design. They cost $25 apiece and make it look like Superman some generic caped superhero is saving your books from falling. Pretty clever. Me? I don't use any bookends becau... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2015
    Remember that homemade wooden Game Of Thrones RISK game somebody made for themselves? Well now USAopoly (with licensing from Hasbro and HBO) is releasing an official version. It's the perfect combo! Like casually drinking beer and napping on a Saturday afternoon. The game... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2015
    This is a video from Mashable of author Chuck Palahniuk reading 'Fight Club 4 Kids', an incredibly abbreviated version of his novel 'Fight Club' aimed at a much younger audience. I just bought copies for all my nieces and nephews and little cousins to read every night before b... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2015
    These are the Game of Thrones house sigil pancakes made by pancake magician Nathan Shields. What's your favorite house sigil? Mine's Greyjoy, because it reminds me of the female reproductive system. I'm mature for my age. "You act like you're twelve." Well I'm only nine an... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2015
    This is the Harry Potter Monster Book Of Monsters replica on sale soon by Sideshow Collectibles. I can't tell if it's actually a book or just a furry block. It would suck though if it didn't actually have pages. Or if it doesn't attack unless you stroke it's spine. If you s... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2015
    If you haven't already seen it (or have already seen it but still need a good cry today) this is a 14-minute video of all of Severus Snape's most important scenes from the Harry Potter movies played in chronological order. Of all the characters in the Harry Potter universe, Sn... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2015
    These are some of the charts and graphs created by Michigan State University computer science graduate student Randal S. Olson (links to his page with waaaay more in depth information) showing the quickest way to spot Waldo in the seven main Where's Waldo books. You know, why... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2014
    Did you see the Star Wars teaser trailer? If not, GO WATCH THAT. I want one of those soccer ball droids. This is a short video of several clever Japanese flip books. They use cut-outs and secret compartments to add to the effect. Honestly, I wouldn't mind finding a couple ... / Continue →
  • November 17, 2014
    Inventor, writer and publisher of the Choose Your Own Adventure series, R.A. Montgomery died on November 9th at the age of 78. Montgomery was best known for making reading fun for millions of young readers, myself included. I remember choosing so many adventures growing up. ... / Continue →