Bookishness: Week of March 5, 2012

A fantastic flying film I’m sure I wasn’t the only one cheering last week’s Academy Award winner for short animated film despite knowing nothing more than its title: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Having now watched the film (available on YouTube), I can confirm that the content lives up to any expectations generated by the title. A++.

Your very own library If, upon watching the aforementioned Mr. Morris Lessmore, you’re feeling inspired to go out and share the power of books, consider creating a Little Library. These dollhouse-sized libraries started out two years ago on Todd Bol’s lawn, and they’ve been moving out into the world ever since. (And yes, there’s one in Toronto—304 Lee Avenue).

Go away, I’m reading The “Go Away” dust jacket series: download, print, read in peace. With some customization you could probably make these work as e-reader covers, too.

Oligopoly: such a fun word for something so crummy On “how the e-book garden is becoming a walled landscape.”

My kind of March Madness Abe Books is running a month long battle of the book covers.