April 23 was World Book Night, and over 500,000 memoirs, novels and non-fiction titles were given away in the U.S. and over 1 million in the U.K. We’d call that one hell of a success for the book. Huffington Post covered the day of zealous bookworms handing out free copies of excellent literature. The photo slideshow is just great:
I always like posting weekly links of artists who incorporate the physical book into their work. Their creativity feels like proof that real books will never disappear entirely. Check out the book art of Cara Barer, who bends and warps old pages of outdated dictionaries, catalogues, instruction manuals and telephone books. (via HonestlyWTF)
And I have a feeling that Ernest Hemingway would be cool with Marcel Schindler‘s stop-motion animation of The Old Man and the Sea:
Happy weekend, everyone!