Books are weapons in the war of ideas.

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fuckyeahexistentialism:

Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive, and has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation.

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wordsandeggs:

Jessica Hische classic covers, via Method & Craft. She freakin’ rules.

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breathingbooks:

Source: University of Stirling Archives and Special Collections (Mitchell Collection)

Title: Selection of Penguin Books

Date: 20th Century

Description: Priced at sixpence – the same as a pack of cigarettes – the first Penguins appeared in the summer of 1935. A copy of the first one hundred titles and more are held in the Stirling collection. The colour of the jacket indicated the content: blue for biography, green for crime and mystery, pink for adventure travel, and yellow for essays; but it is orange for fiction that we know and love best. Each book also had a number, which enhances their collectability today.

These items form part of the University of Stirling ‘Treaures’ exhibition

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The Tower of Babel, by Marta Minujin, erected in Buenos Aires, Argentina to celebrate the city being named World Book Capitol for the year 2011. That’s a lot of books, yar.

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