Bookshops are magical. Let take a look at these 8 fictional bookstores.
Hogwarts Library, Harry Potter
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The Hogwarts library is by far the most well-known when it comes to modern literature and pop culture. Our favorite trio of student wizards often sought out answers to problems from books in the library (magical stones, spells to breathe underwater, regular teenage stuff). Who among us didn’t dream of attending Hogwarts? Or of sneaking into the restricted section of the library under a cloak of invisibility?
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Beast’s Library, beauty and the beast
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This library, literally from a fairytale, is as dreamy as you can imagine! Were you as shocked and surprised as bookworm Belle when you first saw the Beast’s library? Who wasn’t jealous of her for being gifted this incredible room? It almost makes the whole hostage thing okay.
Jedi archives, star wars
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Just imagine historical records dating back thousands of years, with maps and geographical archives of entire galaxies. This library literally contained ALL the information about cultures and species spanning centuries of time and space. All of that knowledge in one place sounds like the most complete library to ever exist (in our minds, at least).
the library, Doctor who
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A planet-sized library containing every book ever written? Sounds like the perfect planet to me. It even has a teleportation system to ensure that you can find your next read with immense speed. I can’t think of a better planet to live in than this one!
Sunnydale high library, buffy the vampire slayer
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The nostalgia is creeping in with this 90’s cult classic. Who didn’t want to have old supernatural texts and medieval weapons in their school library? So many emotional moments happened to the Scooby Gang in this very spot. With a library like that, we definitely wouldn’t mind staying after school to study.
Erudite headquarters, The divergent series
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Described as a large library with bookshelves covering the walls, the compound is where Erudite members study and work in their expertise: knowledge. Thought to be set in a dystopian version of Chicago’s Millenium Park, we’re pretty sure this tops the “Bean” sculpture when it comes to tourism.
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The breakfast club library, The Breakfast club
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The Breakfast Club library was where a brain, an athlete, a basketcase, a princess, and a criminal found out they weren’t so different after all. Not only did this movie give us all the feels, but it sort of made us want to be sent to detention. This one’s less about the books and more about the iconic moments and relationships built amongst them.
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If it weren’t for retellings of stories from long ago that desperately need fresher takes, we wouldn’t have Disney…
‘Be Prepared’ didn’t make the cut in Jon Favreau’s live action rendition, but we can get a taste of the new soundtrack with what the Queen Bey just dropped.
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In case you’re living under a rock, Disney is remaking all their animation classics. Beauty and the Beast hit theaters in 2017 (as well as 1991) and Lady and the Tramp will be available in live action form on their newest streaming service, Disney Plus, but The Lion King will come out in eight days on July 18th.
Stirring up the soup bowl of hype is Beyoncé!
Not only will she grace our ears by being the voice of Nala, but she’s also producing and curating the album for the film. Are you wondering how that will turn out? Well, wait no longer!
The song is titled ‘Spirit’ and “is said to be featured during a pivotal scene in the film involving Queen Bey’s character, Nala,” Deadline reports.
You can listen to the song below:
Are you excited for this movie? It’ll be the second live-action Disney remake that Jon Favreau (the first was The Jungle Book).
Right now it seems that Disney isn’t stopped with their live action remakes. The Mulan teaser trailer dropped only three days ago….
….and Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil‘s second trailer dropped two days ago…
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So the train is going, but are you along for the ride?
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower author Stephen Chbosky has officially named the release date for his second novel, Imaginary Friend.
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In 1995, Stephen Chbosky’s debut film, The Four Corners of Nowhere, was released. An independent film, it debuted at Sundance Film Festival, and became one of the first films shown on the Sundance Channel. He worked on several projects in varying roles afterwards, including producing The Poughkeepsie Tapes, although many of the films he wrote fell through.
But in 1999 came his debut novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
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An epistolary novel, meaning the story is told through letters, the book follows Charlie, an introverted teenager, as he goes through his freshman year of high school in a Pittsburgh suburb.
The New York Times has since noted the novel, since publication, has been “passed from adolescent to adolescent like a hot potato”. In 2012 the novel was ranked number 16 on NPR’s list of the “100 Best-Ever Teen Novels”.
There’s also been considerable controversy around the book regarding the novel’s themes of homosexuality, and descriptions of masturbation drug use as well as conversations about suicide, appearing on American Library Association’s 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 lists of the 10 most frequently challenged books.
Since the novel’s release, Chbosky wrote and directed an adaptation of his novel and experienced a kick off in his career, writing Disney’s remake Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, alongside Evan Spiliotopoulos and the comedy drama Wonder.
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In February, Book Seller wrote that Chbosky had a second book coming out, Imaginary Friend, which had been described as “a wildly ambitious, sweeping work of literary horror” that “focuses on Kate Reese, a single mother fleeing an abusive relationship by starting over in a new town, with her young son Christopher [whose] world begins to unravel after Christopher vanishes into the Mission Street Woods – where 50 years earlier an eerily similar disappearance occurred”. The twist is that her son “emerges six days later, unharmed but not unchanged, he brings with him a secret: a voice only he can hear and a warning of tragedy to come”.
Now, Chbosky announced on Twitter that the book is coming out October 1st in an astonishing video tweet. It looks like a picture before it transforms into the book cover.
It’s a work of art, and you should check it out below!
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