Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Kosha Heritage Bookmark

The Bookshelf staff recently roadtested this lovely stainless steel 'feather' bookmark from Kosha and enjoyed the experience very much - it flattens out while inside the book, then springs gently back into feather form once released. Heartily recommended, it comes in a variety of colours.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015


We usually tilt the last book on the shelf in order to prevent the books from falling. Likewise, a wide variety of bookends are on the market for the same purpose. 'Bookshelf' has its own radian, which can keep the books on the shelf to one side

Monday, 9 February 2015

Library hotels

A hotel arranged by the Dewey Decimal System, Britain's only prime ministerial library, and a converted public library.
The Independent
(Also featured in my new book out in April, Improbable Libraries out April 6)

Monday, 26 January 2015

Little Free Libraries installed at the former Athletes’ Village

Residents of East Village are now able to access free reading material, with the arrival of Little Free Libraries in the neighbourhood.  Two miniature libraries have been installed at the former Athletes’ Village that provide residents of all ages with free access to a varied selection of books. The libraries have been designed by local artists, bringing a flavour of East London artistic talent to the area.

The chosen artists, illustrator Evelyn Rowland and jewellery designer Bianca Loh are both East London residents, and were selected for both their talent and passion for the area. The arrival of Little Free Libraries at East Village is part of an ongoing commitment to bring art and culture to the neighbourhood. The libraries are the latest in a series of artistic ventures following the installation of local art in the foyers of East Village residential buildings and a competition to win an art commission with a £70,000 budget.