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At the Libraries: Book Covers That Didn’t Get Used

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment! The New York Times had a great little feature last week about book covers that didn’t end up getting used. Some of them are pretty amazing, [...]

Embroidered Book Covers

Penguin, the publishing house, asked crafter Jillian Tamaki to reproduce three covers from their classic novels in embroidery. After two months of work, she completed wrap-around covers for Emma, Black Beauty, and The Secret Garden. Link via Dude Craft

Fiction Word Clouds

Mandy J. Watson took text from ten classic novels and generated word clouds in fonts and colors that portray the feeling of the novel. The results are pictures that are quite familiar to those who have read these works. In addition to The Wizard of Oz shown here, see Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, [...]