The wonderful world of book igloos

Whether as a solution to book stacking problems or as a last tribute to/new use for the great legacy of printed literature, book igloos are one of the most eye-catching and even useful of all monuments to the printed book. Here are some of the more eye-catching and inspiring examples from around the Web.

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Kala Louise Viñas posted the example above, clearly set up for educational purposes, and even with a window for light while reading inside.

Home” by installation artist Miler Lagos is one of the more iconic and widely shared examples, installed at New York’s Magnan Metz Gallery in 2011. This has inspired other book lovers and librarians, and even helped propel at least one successful Kickstarter campaign, by librarian Alicia Tapia, who used this model to create the igloo below in a library:

So there’s no shortage of great book igloos out there. And no doubt that one built out of Kindles would look pretty … well, gray, in comparison.


About Paul St John Mackintosh (1557 Articles)
Paul St John Mackintosh is a British poet, writer of dark fiction, and media pro with a love of e-reading. His gadgets range from a $50 Kindle Fire to his trusty Lenovo cell phone. Paul was educated at public school and Trinity College, Cambridge, but modern technology saved him from the Hugh Grant trap. His acclaimed first poetry collection, The Golden Age, was published in 1997, and reissued on Kindle in 2013, and his second poetry collection, The Musical Box of Wonders, was published in 2011.

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