Check Out These 11 Amazing Bookish Sand Sculptures!

Check Out These 11 Amazing Bookish Sand Sculptures!

Summer is here, which means many people will be heading to the beach. Maybe books and water don’t mix too well, but that doesn’t mean that people can’t show their love of literature. Check out the sand sculptures below of some of the most beloved characters and places from books.       1. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll       Image Via Pinterest   2. The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling       Image Via Pinterest     3. The Mr. Men and Little Miss series by Roger Hargreaves       Image Via …

Check Out The New Teaser For ‘The Hate U Give’!

Check Out The New Teaser For ‘The Hate U Give’!

I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is one of the most important books of the last few years. I haven’t met anyone who was not moved by the book, often after staying up into the early hours of the morning just to finish it. Not to mention the fact that it’s still topping bestseller lists. We’ve known for a while now that a film adaptation of the book is in the works, but as of yesterday, we finally get our first look at the teaser!   The teaser actually premiered …

9 Books That Will Make You Do a Double Take

9 Books That Will Make You Do a Double Take

Sometimes when I’m browsing through the shelves of my local bookstore or library, I’ll read a title on a spine that makes me stop and look again just to make sure I read it right. Below are some of the best examples of this that the Internet has to offer.  Some are meant to be ironic. Some are completely serious. All are one hundred percent real.       1. Nuclear War: What’s in it for You? by Ground Zero Fund, Inc.       Image Via Amazon UK   What indeed. This book is actually out of date (as you can …

This Portuguese Library Has A Very Interesting Way Of Protecting Its Books: Bats

This Portuguese Library Has A Very Interesting Way Of Protecting Its Books: Bats

Book Culture

The 300-year-old University of Coimbra’s Joanina Library is an impressive structure to look at. The architecture is ornate, and the inside is furnished with black-lacquered shelves, wood carvings, and gold and has rose, white, and grey marble tiles. The library holds thousands of books, many of which are centuries old. However, there is something more interesting about this library than just its appearance, and it has to do with how the library protects these aging manuscripts from insects that might feed on their pages.   The library contains bats. Yes, actual living, breathing, screeching bats.   The bats make their home behind the bookshelves, and at …

8 of The World's Most Unique Libraries

8 of The World's Most Unique Libraries

Book Culture

I love libraries. Even if I’m not looking for a particular book, I can spend hours perusing the shelves and walk out with several books I would have never read otherwise, all for a grand total cost of nothing as long as I have my library card on me. However, some libraries are notable for reasons other than just the books they provide. Here are eight unique libraries from around the world that you’ll want to visit for the experience just as much as the books.   1. Epos – Norway   Image Via Bokbaten   This library ship visits small …