Showing posts with tag: Jorge Luis Borges
The word “maze” usually conjures up images of verdant hedges perfectly pruned into sinuous shapes, but this is not true of the maze with the punning title, aMAZEme, at the Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World. Leafy walls have been substituted with over 200,000 old and new books in the Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall. Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo were both inspired by the fingerprint of the Argentinian poet and writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) to create this labyrinth, with walls 2.5 metres high.Read more →
It’s official: Amazon now sells more e-books in the US than it does paperbacks. The gradual disappearance of the physical book could be the long-awaited solution to that old problem: how do you organise your bookshelves?
It’s a subject close to my heart; we’re moving house soon and the whole issue is going to raise its ugly head again.
I work in a bookshop, so I like to think that shelving books is a bit of a skill of mine.Read more →