Karl Lagerfeld's bookshelves

Libraries' Leading Roles: On Stage, On Screen And In Song
In the latest installment of NPR's radio library series, Bob Mondello visits some notable libraries in popular culture: Jorge Luis Borges' Library of Babel; Lucien's Library in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman; and the stacks in Buffy, Hogwarts, Doctor Who and Fahrenheit 451. - August 7, 2013

is an anonymous artistic group, who carries out urban interventions in public spaces. "We use light as a raw material and the dark as our canvas. We began to act on the streets of Madrid at the end of 2008 with the simple idea of focusing people´s attention by using light on problems that we found in the city and that seem to go unnoticed to the authorities and citizens." -  luzinteruptus

The Death of the Book Through The Ages
"Every generation rewrites the book’s epitaph; all that changes is the whodunit. . .  the newspaper is killing the book, as the book killed architecture.”
Dead Again, by Leah Price  N.Y. Times Sunday Book Review August 12, 2012

The Tradition of the Book
"Perhaps this is why, for all their innovation, the Kindle, Nook and iPad cling to the form of the traditional book, from their size to their covers to the technology they use for page turning, replicating that familiar intimacy."
It's Alive,  by Gillian Silverman  N.Y. Times Sunday Book Review August 12, 2012

Paper Passion Perfume makes you smell like an old book" The Huffington Post
Paper Passion
Various sources, July 2012

"A genuine book has a soul of its own. It is tactile, beautiful, accessible. It tells a story; it is itself a story."
Reading, No Batteries Required,  by Patt Morrison L. A. Times April 22, 2012

Reading habits may be fundamentally changing, but a new survey shows that the printed word remains fundamental. Even e-reader owners still like printed books, survey finds.
L. A. Times E-Reader Poll,  by Mike Anton L. A. Times April 14, 2012

Brewster Kahle's stated goal is "Universal access to all knowledge," and his catalog of inventions and institutions created for this purpose read like a Web's Greatest Hits list. He is an American computer engineer, Internet entrepreneur, internet activist, advocate of universal access to knowledge, and digital librarian.
In a Flood Tide of Digital Data an Ark Full of Books,
By David Streitfeld N.Y. Times March 3, 2012

The Last Bookstore, downtown Los Angeles