Monday, 1 March 2021

Shelf Isolation

Shelf Isolation is one of Phil Shaw's distinctive bookshelf works, in which he arranges a series of genuine book-titles in an artfully-constructed digital bookcase, so that when you read them in order, from left to right, they spell out an unexpected narrative and a much needed message of hope.

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery


Friday, 19 February 2021

Travelling library - Diamond British Poets

[TRAVELLING LIBRARY]. Diamond British Poets. -Diamond Classics. London: Jones & Co., 1823-1831.
50 volumes, 16o (88 x 52 mm). Engraved title pages. Engraved frontispiece portraits of the authors. Volumes bound in various shades of straight-grained patterned silk, blue morocco lettering pieces (some minor rubbing to a few volumes, a few spines lightly faded); original morocco-covered wood folding case with pediment shape at top when opened and with four internal compartments and two glass-fronted doors (some chipping to morocco, wood panels on back of case slightly loose).

Christies


Thursday, 18 February 2021

Lucy Throckmorton's Travelling Library




 

Lady Throckmorton's travelling library. 6 volumes in contemporary case (case is book-shaped). 1637-42. 

National Trust

Saturday, 30 January 2021

Rory Gallagher's Fender Stratocaster guitar and bookshelf poster

Rory Gallagher's Fender Stratocaster in front of his favourite crime novels including those by Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.

Rory Gallagher backstreet merch


Thursday, 28 January 2021

Virtual meetings spur sales in books for backgrounds

A company that supplies books for TV and film sets says it has seen a rise in sales for home offices during lockdown. More at BBC

Image: Writing room at Sissinghurst, Kent, one of the free downloadable background images for Zoom calls and virtual meetings provided by the National Trust


Thursday, 14 January 2021

Geoff the Giraffe bookcase

This fantastic animal-inspired bookcase is sure to transform your child’s room into their own personal safari park! Also available: Leon the Lion, Zoe the Zebra, and Una the Unicorn.

Red Candy