Monday, December 5, 2011

December 5th, 2011: SCIENCE INK


An amazing photo that was submitted by Carl Zimmer, the author of Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed (among other books). It was sent to him by one of his contributors, and I love how it fits in with Corpus Libris. Thanks Carl!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October 5, 2011: Book Trailer Cameo edition!



There is actually a Corpus Libris cameo at the very beginning of this animated book trailer for Missed Connections by Sophie Blackall (from Workman Publishing). Awesome!

Monday, September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011


Screenshot from an ad that appeared on my Pandora radio station. Corpus Libris-esque shots are all over the place! Though I suspect that this one was actually achieved via Photoshop...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 1, 2011

Sorry for the hiatus y'all! And hello to all of you who found this blog through The Stranger. Got some great stuff lined up, however. Never fear!


Remember A Million Little Pieces by James Frey? And in case you forgot this one from last November, here's a spoof of that very same book:



Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 31, 2011

Antonia sent me a link to this photo. Not quite a Corpus Libris, but definitely in the same spirit. And since cats don't read, perhaps this is more appropriate anyway. You Are What You Eat.


Friday, July 29, 2011

July 29th, 2011: Van Gogh!


In honor of Van Gogh,
121 years after his death:
here's a shot from
Oliver in Vancouver.
Thanks!

Monday, July 25, 2011

July 25th, 2011: These. are. AWESOME. #7


Allison writes: "Ann, from the fantastic used book shop The Spiral Bookcase in Manayunk, PA, turned me on to your blog. It looked like such fun that my boyfriend and I spent a Sunday afternoon taking our own Corpus Libris photos!"

Their photos are so great that I'm going to do a series for the next couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Friday, July 22, 2011

July 22nd, 2011: These. are. AWESOME. #6


Allison writes: "Ann, from the fantastic used book shop The Spiral Bookcase in Manayunk, PA, turned me on to your blog. It looked like such fun that my boyfriend and I spent a Sunday afternoon taking our own Corpus Libris photos!"

Their photos are so great that I'm going to do a series for the next couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July 19th, 2011: These. are. AWESOME #5


Allison writes: "Ann, from the fantastic used book shop The Spiral Bookcase in Manayunk, PA, turned me on to your blog. It looked like such fun that my boyfriend and I spent a Sunday afternoon taking our own Corpus Libris photos!"

Their photos are so great that I'm going to do a series for the next couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 16th, 2011: These. are. AWESOME #4


Allison writes: "Ann, from the fantastic used book shop The Spiral Bookcase in Manayunk, PA, turned me on to your blog. It looked like such fun that my boyfriend and I spent a Sunday afternoon taking our own Corpus Libris photos!"

Their photos are so great that I'm going to do a series for the next couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 13th, 2011: These. are. AWESOME #3



Allison writes: "Ann, from the fantastic used book shop The Spiral Bookcase in Manayunk, PA, turned me on to your blog. It looked like such fun that my boyfriend and I spent a Sunday afternoon taking our own Corpus Libris photos!"

Their photos are so great that I'm going to do a series for the next couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July 10th, 2011: These. are. AWESOME. #2


Allison writes: "Ann, from the fantastic used book shop The Spiral Bookcase in Manayunk, PA, turned me on to your blog. It looked like such fun that my boyfriend and I spent a Sunday afternoon taking our own Corpus Libris photos!"

Their photos are so great that I'm going to do a series for the next couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 7th, 2011: These. are. AWESOME. #1


Allison writes: "Ann, from the fantastic used book shop The Spiral Bookcase in Manayunk, PA, turned me on to your blog. It looked like such fun that my boyfriend and I spent a Sunday afternoon taking our own Corpus Libris photos!"

Their photos are so great that I'm going to do a series for the next couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4th, 2011: Nothin' says patriotism like...


...basketball, muscles, gay writers, and the good ol' red, white, and blue. Right?

Friday, July 1, 2011

July 1st, 2011: A Twist!


Originally posted by berkeleymarina on Tumblr, this is a great twist on the Corpus Libris concept: rather than the book becoming the body part, the body part becomes the book cover. I LOVE IT. Would love to know where the original image came from..

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June 29th, 2011: knuckle tattoos



LOVE these great shots from Jessica at Latitude 33 Bookshop in Laguna Beach, which sadly announced that they will close by the end of the summer.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

June 26th, 2011: Jaime Oliver in Brazil!

Love this shot of a Jaime Oliver book in Portuguese, taken by Alberto in Belo Horizonte, in southeastern Brasil.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

June 23, 2011: Allen and Unwin's ALIEN ONION

Check out these (and so many more) amazing shots from the good folks at Allen & Unwin, an independent publisher in Australia:









Really, just go look at all them (there are 14!). I had the hardest time deciding which ones to pull. They also get mad props for a clever blog name: Alien Onion (to play on Allen & Unwin).

June 23, 2011: BookCourt vs. Skylight



Okay, whose shot is better? Gotta love the McSweeney's box.

Friday, June 17, 2011

June 17, 2011: GOVERNATOR

My friend Pat, a bookseller at Vromans, during our visit to Libros Schmibros. He's gonna have to beef up a bit to make his face the same size as Ah-nold's.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011: The Sixties

A great shot from Jennie, using The Sixties by Richard Avedon & Doon Arbus. LOVE the color continuity.

Monday, June 13, 2011

June 13, 2011: BEA! sweet pea! WORD!

This photo contains so many things I love, made possible by the massive convergence of book people in New York for Book Expo America 2011. sweet pea, owner of Kings Books in Tacoma, Washington, posing with Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing at WORD in Brooklyn, photo taken by Jenn. Elements of awesome right there...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

June 11, 2011




2 photos from GateGeek, emphasizing the importance of balancing work and play...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June 2, 2011


A couple from the ladies at Skylight Books, humoring me once again...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo, 2011



No photos from Mexico yet, but I do have these two great shots from Romina in Argentina. Love the Allende one! And the books are in Spanish, so it counts. Enjoy!

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011: A Tribute to The Book Cellar

My friend Emily works at The Book Cellar in Brattleboro, VT. There was a horrible fire there on Sunday (and into Monday), and they have lost a whole lot. Books and fire and water don't get along in any circumstances. She sent me these photos that were taken a few months ago. They are great shots which also show their lovely store and their lovely staff. Send them lots of love and support as they figure out what's next for the Book Cellar.


Which half is Emily, which half is the book?


Just one cup of tea will be fine, thanks...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

March 25, 2011: Chat Noir Books in Ontario

Chat Noir Books is my new favorite bookstore that I've never been to. They've totally taken the Corpus Libris bone and run with it. If you live in Canada (and Northern Ontario specifically), you should go there and buy books from them. Below are just a few of their awesome photos.






Connery has a little more hair than I'm used to seeing him with!

Thanks to Paul McLaren the lovely crew at Chat Noir Books -- keep 'em coming!