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Fan Of Reading? Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited

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If you’re on this website reading the words rather than just looking at the pretty pictures, there’s a chance you’re also into reading other stuff. Like, you know, books. Amazon has recently announced the launch of Kindle Unlimited. For $9.99 a month, you’ll have unlimited access to their entire library of digital books, more than 600,000 strong. Additionally, you’ll receive a 3-month membership to Audible, where you have access to yet another library of professionally narrated audiobooks. This works across devices, and not just on the Kindle family of products. That means tablets, cellphones, and even computers.

The kick in the nuts, however, is that if you’re not living in the states, you’re out of luck for the moment. Still, the company claims to have plans to expand the service, so stay tuned.

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Read In Your Sleep: Olde Book Pillow Classics

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Book worms are no strangers to falling asleep while reading a particularly good (or boring) book. Taking things a bit too literally are the folks behind the Olde Book Pillow Classics, which is basically a set of pillows that feature three classic pieces of literature that you’ve probably read from cover to cover several times over already.

Two of the “books,” Treasure Island and Sherlock Holmes, are closed, while the Alice in Wonderland pillow is open. The closed books are priced at $17.99 each, while the open tome retails for a bit more at $24.99. If you’ have trouble making up your mind, then get all three at a set price of $49.99.

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I Need Me One of These: Bibliochaise Bookshelf Chair

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Everyone’s strapped for space these days, with the high cost of rent and storage and all. So what’s a bookworm to do? Why, get one of these Bibliochaise chairs designed by Nobody & Co., that’s what! They’re essentially bookshelves that double as reading chairs, so all you have to do is sit back, reach down and around to pick a title and start reading.

The prototype of the chair can hold up to 300 books, which is pretty impressive, considering the overall size of the Bibliochaise.Continue Reading

Where’s Your Favorite Book? Right Here, In Your Bibliochaise Of Course

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The Bibliochaise is a creation of Nobody & Company, an Italian design firm. It’s made from “materials adapted from high performance yacht technologies”, which sounds like it’s going to be expensive. The chaise is able to hold up to 300 books, while giving your living quarters a decidedly artsy/academic aura.

And while it does sound expensive, we don’t actually know how much it is.

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Reading Is Cool: Cassette Tape Bookmarks

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Bookmarks don’t get any more adorable than these. The Cassette Tape bookmarks are inspired by their namesake, which used to be all the rage before CDs and MP3s came along. People don’t make mixed tapes anymore; they’re simply mixes now. People don’t even read physical books as much as before, since e-readers have taken center stage.

If you’re one of the few (or shall I say many?) who prefer flipping through actual pages instead of swiping through virtual ones, then what can be a more appropriate bookmark than this? It’s got a vintage feel and you have to admit, it looks awesome.Continue Reading

‘How to Keep Your Electronic Messages Private’ and More on Gobookee

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The following article is brought to you by Gobookee. -Ed.

Security is a huge deal these days. There are so many scams floating around these days that attempt to gain access to your personal information by hacking into your email, perhaps in a bid to steal your identity or obtain your bank account details. For example, the Nigerian and “You just won the lottery!” email scams have been extensively reported on for the past few years, but there are still people who fall for it every day. For sure, a resource like the Email Security ebook would be helpful to would-be victims.

This title is just one of the many digital books, manuals, and guides on gadgets and gizmos that you can find on Gobookee. As you would expect from a typical library, the site also offers resources on a variety of topics, including Arts, Business, Family, Food, Health, Law, Medicine, and Sports, among others. Titles are featured regularly You can browse through the books in the different categories if you’re not looking for anything particular. If you are, then simply type in the relevant keywords and hit search to see what Gobookee can find on the topic. You can find out more about the book by clicking on the title. You then have the option to buy the book or find a similar free ebook elsewhere.

DNA Double-Helix Bookcase Speaks To Your Love Of Biology And Books

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If you’ve got $1,050 burning a hole in your wallet, here’s a pretty cool bookcase you can buy. Made by Milano Furniture, the DNA bookcase is made entirely of steel, and can hold CDs, books or whatever else you feel like arranging into a double-helix structure. And don’t be in a hurry to get it, since it looks like it takes 12 to 14 weeks to deliver.

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Bookends No More With This Angled Shelf

We like functional design. That’s a design that looks cool, but does more than just look cool, like the Lean Bookshelf above. Featuring a modular set of stackable segments, the bookshelf requires no bookends since the books it holds are stacked at an angle; gravity takes care of keeping them upright, albeit not quite vertical. It’s a quirky design, one that we wouldn’t mind seeing in our living spaces. That’s of course because we still own dead tree books. You know the ones: they require no batteries! Yeah… those.

We don’t have pricing information on account of this being a South Korea design studio, Monocomplex, whose website appears to be down at the moment.

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Prism Glasses Let You Read While You’re Flat on Your Back

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So you know how sometimes, you feel like reading or watching TV, but you’re just too tired or too lazy to hold your head upright? No? Well, the people behind these Prism Glasses will probably be disappointed to hear that, because they’ve come up with the perfect (and silliest) solution to your non-woes.

People normally prop themselves up with pillows so they can read or watch some telly when they’re in bed. What people normally don’t do is lie flat on their backs while doing so, because that’s probably going to cause a headache of epic proportions. A contraption that allows them to do that minus the eye strain are the prism glasses I mentioned earlier. Basically, the glasses will redirect your line of sight by ninety degrees downward, so you can do whatever it is you want to do and maintain a ‘normal’ view, even when you’re lying down. The glasses will also make you look like your eyes are popping out of their sockets in a very odd angle.

If you think the prism glasses are actually a good idea (and don’t mind how silly they’ll make you look while you’re wearing them), then hit the jump to check out another picture of it and links to where you can get it.

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