Today I learned of the sunkin library book burning memorial in Berlin, Germany. The library is built underground, is not accessible to the public, and can only be viewed through a glass plate that shows enough empty bookcases to hold 20,000 books, the amount burned in a book burning event on May 10, 1933. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mem…
Libraries used to keep books chained to the bookcase and shelves during the Middle Ages as books were so valuable. The chaining of books was widely practiced until the 18th century. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Charles Dickens’s house had a secret door in the form of a fake bookcase. The fake books included titles such as β€˜The Life of a Cat’ in 9 volumes theguardian.com/books/201…
IKEA product names come from the fact that the founder Ingvar Kamprad is dyslexic and needed a code to classify the products (Bookcases are occupations in Swedish, Bathroom storage and accessories are named after Scandinavian rivers, lakes, and bays etc.) sploid.gizmodo.com/what-t…
Today I learned of a short story written in 1941, Library of Babel, exploring the concept of infinity. It explains a universe composed entirely of hexagonal shaped rooms, and the walls of each room are filled bookcases. Collectively these books contain every combination of every letter in every language. cultureofdoubt.net/downlo…
In 2006, Mariesa Weber, asphyxiated when she became wedged upside-down behind a bookcase in her bedroom while trying to adjust a plug on her television set. Her family, believing she had been abducted, searched for eleven days before finally finding the body. nbcnews.com/id/15895965/#…
The bookwheel is a rotating bookcase designed to allow one person to read a variety of books in one location with ease. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…
Words like "bookcase" and "flowerpot" have a technical term - tatpurusha dictionary.reference.com/…
Millennials are less likely to buy e-books than any other generation. thebookseller.com/news/mi…

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