Friday, 4 August 2017

The 100-year stair at Paju Book City

The 100-year stair forms the main façade of the Rainbow Publishing House building. A bookshelf rises over four stories, with one shelf for each of the years of the twentieth century. The main stair wraps around the bookshelf and tall glazing gives views over all of Paju Book City. As Rainbow publishes small print run biographies of the people who lived through Korea’s rebuilding, the books will be placed on the shelves corresponding to the year in which each person was born. 
Photos: kyungsub shinDesign: DaeWha Kang
This project will feature in my new book, Book Towns, published in spring 2018.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Flybraries: easyJet's new book club

easyJet has launched a new initiative ‘Flybraries’ (flying libraries) following new research that suggests that the number of children reading for pleasure is at an all-time low. Seven thousand copies of children’s classics including Peter Pan, Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, The Wizard Of Oz, and The Railway Children will be made available on easyJet’s fleet. Kids can start reading them on the flight and then when they land download free samples of other classics to try from Children will leave the books on board for the next passenger to enjoy.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Bookshelf shelfie craze

Bookshelves are making a comeback in living rooms as a "shelfie" interior design craze is sweeping the UK... Experts said consumers' growing tendency to invest in physical books was partly down to a trend for bookshelves, which they believe make them look more interesting to dinner party guests and on social media.
The Telegraph
Image: The British Library

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Book chair

Wednesday, 19 July 2017


Painted steel with solid italian (35mm) chestnut base
FINISH Painted steel, wood (italian chestnut)
DIMENSIONS base 35 cm x 35 cm, height 70 cm
COLORS Steel: white glossy, grey glossy. Base: solid italian chestnut with wax finish

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

My bookshelf says who I am – and a Kindle cannot do that

The biggest question for every bibliophile when they move in with a loved one is: do we merge collections? Mrs Dalloway believed that love and religion would destroy the privacy of the soul; she’d agree with me that merging collections threatens the same. But perhaps those taking shelfies are right and books are soul music, made for sharing on gloriously open shelves.
Patrick Barkham in The Guardian

Monday, 17 July 2017

LINK Regalsystem bookshelf

Das LINK Regalsystem besticht durch seine Einfachheit und Funktionalität. Auf das Wesentliche reduziert erlauben die frei arrangierbaren Vollholz-Regalbretter und Hängevorrichtungen aus Stahl flexible und individuelle Konstruktionen.

Jörg Final 29.02.2016 (Assemble korr.)_HD from Jörg Höltje on Vimeo.