"As part of the Paper Biennial 2012 at the Meermanno Museum in The Netherlands, Spanish artist Alicia Martín created one of her significant book sculptures using thousands of books. Considered as one of the most significant contemporary spanish artists, Martín’s work always deals with books as a constant raw material and source of inspiration." Incredible.

Book Sculptures

Artist Alicia Martin's tornado of books shoot out a window like a burst of water from a giant hose. The Spain-based artist's sculptural installation at Casa de America, Madrid depicts a cavalcade of books streaming out of the side of a building.

Reading makes other worlds come alive.

Surreal art From the "Les Cités Obscures" (The Obscure Cities aka Cities of the Fantastic) series of graphic novels © François Schuiten (Artist, Belgium) & Benoît Peeters (Author)

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The Book of Magic © Eugene JAMES (Artist. Promote the Arts. Pin from the Primary Source. Don't separate artists' names from their art.

David Wyatt, from the Local Characters series (not from a published book), The Word Witch, pen, ink, watercolour

OMNILEGENT [adjective] reading or having read everything. Etymology: from Latin omnis (all) + legere (to read).

Vipassana Redlich: Como priorizar aquela pilha de livros que se acumu...

Love this picture & totally agree with this quote: “Buying books is immensely comforting. Maybe I won’t read them immediately, but they make me feel so much better.

I initially doubted the authenticity of this quote but I looked it up and records show that Einstein truly did say this. The fact that someone who is essentially the emblem of intelligence said that fairy tales are a source of intelligence furthers the idea that fantasy and imagination shouldn't be looked down upon as a waste of time for children. What are your thoughts on children being read fairy tales?

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales - Albert Einstein. "Into the Book World" - illustration by "moffs"

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"Overbooked" acrylic painting by Lori Preusch This image is available as a studio print at dandelion press.

water the mind with a book, [by Christine Ellger], at Rose cottages and gardens

roughed up book like this one. If you do not open the book, NOTHING will grow!

I've been to the library! :)

this book is such a delight on so many levels: The Library by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small

The Art of Charles Wysocki

"Classic Tails" by artist Charles Wysocki -- cats and books just seem to go together!