Earlier this week, I stumbled on two things I want to share with all of my book-loving friends – that’s you!
Check this out — it’s a Lincoln “Book Sculpture” located in the new Ford’s Theater Center for Education and Leadership. According to the New York Times, the tower is a “34-foot-high tower that seems constructed from 7,000 books about Lincoln (executed in aluminum).” This is worth a trip to Washington!
Along the line of cool book-related things, I saw two references to a list of the 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. It came from a blog called Flavorwire which I had not seen before, but the list is awesome. There’s a “next” button at the top of the article which you can click through to see the photos. I’ve been to one of the stores listed – Shakespeare & Company in Paris – but the one I most want to visit is the store in Brussels called Cook & Book. It’s picture #5 – check out the books on the ceiling!
Here’s the link: