Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What books do at night!

18 comments:

cinemaprofound said...

Delightful! Thank you for sharing, Janet.

TrinaLynne said...

Highly adorable. Thanks for sharing what books are capable of. :-D

Crystal Licata said...

Awe. That's so cute. There is nothing like a real book. E-readers will never feel or smell like the real thing :)

Lisa Shafer said...

Very fun.

angelhorn.com said...

Teehee, I should do this with my bookshelf, made famous right here on this blog three days ago.

Peter G. James Sinclair said...

Now I know the reason behind my messy library every morning....thanks for the insight.

Joey Francisco said...

After my cup of herb tea, I can now have sweet dreams! Amen Janet! Thank you for posting this beautiful clip.

Yes, there is NOTHING like a real book!

ilyakogan said...

This is amazing. How long do you think it took them to do this? There are two second sequences towards the end of the video that probably took several days to film EACH, even if there was a dozen people working on this.

I got disapointed towards the end when it all turned into a subtle anti eBook propaganda. I can almost picture a fifteen centry monk holding a "cheap Gutenberg immitation" and shaking his head. The real books are handcrafted and not printed by soulless machines. What's this world coming to?

The stories keep us reading - not the media they are on...

Dominique said...

That's delightful. It falls entirely in line with my theory: books are magic. Thanks for sharing. :)

wry wryter said...

Oh my…this was wonderful.

Ilyakogan - with dismay I view the impact of e-readers on publishing. It is not lost on me that every one of those books could fit on a thumbnail-sized machine, to be swallowed and digested by us all. They do have their place, but to touch, smell and behold the power of one volume is a feast.

To me reading a REAL book is like making love. Books, like people give a special kind of enjoyment because of their actual volume, their actual presence which allows them to dance on shelves or wriggle in our hands, something we don’t get from a machine. With a machine, we might get off on the story, but really it’s not near as satisfying the morning after.

Jessica R. Patch said...

Too cute! As I was watching this, a co-worker asked, "Are you listening to Enya again?" I thought that was funny!

Brett Minor said...

WoW! That would have a required a team of people and plenty of time to film. I wonder how many screen shots it required. Very impressive.

ilyakogan said...

To wry writer: I hear you. I also have sympathy for the monk who spent decades of his life copying books and hated the press and the cheap shoddy books it produced.

I have a question for you though. Would you rather read a good book from your favorite writer on an eReader or read a marvelously printed, terrible book?

And then there is this to ponder: the most important artistic question, the topic Shakespeare, Leonardo, and Mozart would talk about if they ever met and could speak the same language - how to make money doing art.

Read this post: $100,000

P.S. You can always order a POD (print on demand) version of the book on paper and pay a little more.

Lauren Alissa Hunter said...

This made me incredibly happy. Eat your heart out, Toy Story.

Lauren Alissa Hunter said...

PS the word verification captcha for my last comment was "wince" -- kind of ironic, because that's exactly what I was doing after reading some of these comments.

wry wryter said...

ilyakogin
I don't finish lousey books but I sure own a few AND I certainly would read a good book if it was only available on an e-reader. My point is, if I had a choice, I'd choose the book with pages and a cover every time.

Ah ha... the question should be...if it's a really good book and my choice is $24.99 for a hardcover or 1.99 download...then what?

Well...it depends...on...ya know...ah hem...that's a really hard question to answer, I'll get back to you after I pay my bills.

LAUREN, I'm just curious, what made you 'wince' I thought everybody was being nice.

wry wryter said...

LAUREN it was my making love comment, huh?

Terri Coop said...

It took 27 people (the couple who owns the shop and 25 friends) to create this.

Do I like print books or my Kindles bestest? My answer is YES.