3.08.2012

BOOK / SHOP










Every once in a while something comes along that is so compelling and interesting and cool that it merits more than mere mention in a "loving list" or a tack-on to a "random bits", rather its sheer awesomeness deserves a full-blown love fest (a.k.a. it's very own post).

BOOK / SHOP is one such thing.

The thoughtfully curated online shop sprung from creator Erik Heywood's books-related blogs where he features a mix of "books & the things that go with them". I'm enthralled by the careful mix of "quality over quantity, usefulness meets beauty, art plus function", including curated book collections, exclusive furniture, art and broadsides.

But I'm especially enthralled by BOOK / SHOP's "manifesto" below:


We're committed to the reading experience. The surprise of one page turning to the other. The little luxury of sitting in a great reading chair, inhaling the scent of a beautifully made book. The luscious heft of three or four good reads in a sturdy bookbag as you head out into the world. The hundred discoveries waiting at a used bookstore; the refuge of a library.

We believe that gadgets are exciting, but that experiences with real books run deep, and give more to our lives. We believe that books made with care, that were the best of their kind upon publication, will only beautify with time and never become obsolete.

We believe that a well-made reading environment encourages us to take our time, to have those experiences with books that modern life tries to replace with a rush of empty conveniences.

9 comments:

Anna said...

I am thrilled to have discovered this shop. It's really wonderful. Thanks for posting about it!

SuchSmallSteps said...

Thank you for posting this! As someone who works with independent bookstores and print books, I strongly feel that the love of a book (and a cozy place to sit and read it) is something to be celebrated :)

MCC said...

You have such an amazing gift for finding unbelievable resources that I would never otherwise see. Thank you for always sharing with us. Love that manifesto, too!

stephanie said...

what an AMAZING place! i have such a love for books and it makes me sad when people talk about these types of places disappearing forever!

Tan said...

Oh gosh! I DREAM of the day I have a library ladder!

Jenny Vitucci said...

i love the quiet comfort of turning pages in a book. i love books. i decorate with books. if i return home from one more estate sale with a bag of books, someone might have to put me on hoarders.
love your discovery! and thanks for sharing! that quote is lovely.

About Last Weekend said...

Just thinking of getting rid of our second TV which is broken anyway and doing some sort of library...I could never swap to I-reader, I love the tactility of books

Emom said...

Oh thank you for sharing this.....smiles

jodie said...

Very inspired by your blog. Thanks!! J