Spot the difference (great job Fairfax)
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Reading is awesome, which means that libraries are already awesome places because they enable people to read books. However the Kansas City Public Library is super awesome because a portion of the library’s parking garage has been decorated with an enormous trompe l’oeil mural that makes the wall look like shelf full of gigantic books. It’s called the Community Bookshelf:
"It runs along the south wall of the Central Library’s parking garage on 10th Street between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue. The book spines, which measure approximately 25 feet by 9 feet, are made of signboard mylar. The shelf showcases 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interests as suggested by Kansas City readers and then selected by The Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees."
Thanks to Snopes we even have a list of all of the books on the Community Bookshelf:
- Kansas City Stories
- Children’s Stories
- Silent Spring
- O Pioneers!
- 100 Years of Solitude
- Their Eyes Were Watching God
- Fahrenheit 451
- The Republic
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- Tao Te Ching
- The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
- Black Elk Speaks
- Invisible Man
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Journals of the Expedition (Lewis and Clark)
- Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
- Lord of the Rings
- A Tale of Two Cities
- Charlotte’s Web
- Romeo and Juliet
Photos by Jonathan Moreau, Glen Preisler and David King respectively.
[via io9, Illusion and Snopes]
"Of all the great ‘novelistic’ television shows we’ve seen over the last fifteen years, it’s interesting that only one—HBO’s current breakout hit, True Detective—was created by a novelist.” — Brian Ted Jones
Cover quote by George Pelecanos & Ann Patchett = my reading kryptonite
Colonel Henrietta Wraithfield — not bad.
Sir Ambrose Supperbottom, at your service.
One I like for once!
Sir Archibald Knightshold.
It can double as my gay porn name.
Colonel Stanley Wraithwood. I serve the Crown at Her Majesty’s pleasure.
Colonel Theodore Wraithwood (we’re Steampunk bros, obviously).
Captain Fanny Worthington (let us note my real last name is basically already steampunk, just one letter change there).
Not sure if I like the paperback cover for The Crane Wife (it’s growing on me) but I do like the cover quotes…