Thursday, August 2, 2007

Haunted Books, Smoking Books and the Dewey Decimal Hotel

Boing Boing, a directory of wonderful things reveals other surprising developments in the world of books. Haunted books that move and moan on the shelf. This might really turn people off the Dewey Decimated System.
But wait, there's more: In the UK, books are being packaged to look like a cigarette pack.
And finally, the Library Hotel where the floors and rooms are arranged by the Dewey Decimal Classification system. "The Library Hotel in New York City is the first hotel ever to offer its guest over 6,000 volumes organized throughout the hotel by the DDC. Each of the 10 guestrooms floors honors one of the 10 categories of the DDC and each of the 60 rooms is uniquely adorned with a collection of books and art exploring a distinctive topic within the category or floor it belongs to."

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