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The [Book] Blizzard of 2015

Dear Readers, I don’t know about the weather where you are but here, at The Shelves, there has been a blizzard of books! I have towering stacks of books covering just about every available surface! I am tempted to engage in some typical blizzard behavior and make a French Toast Run (go to the grocery store for eggs, milk and… Read more

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Quotables

Enough bookshelves — I’m not sure I understand the phrase… “I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.” – Anna Quindlen, American author Read more

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Bringing Classic Characters to Life

I stumbled across this on MyModernMet, and I wanted to share it. these little dioramas are adorable, bringing tiny illustrations of classic book characters to life. Here’s more about the project: Thomas Allen brings literary characters to life in a charming diorama series of paper “dolls” cut from book illustrations. The tiny people he frees from the pages of vintage… Read more