Books Now! Books Wow!
April 19, 2017 10:24 AM   Subscribe

 
Aw, nuts! I have about zero bookshelf space left as it is, and these posters are so wonderful I just don't care.
posted by Gelatin at 10:30 AM on April 19


These are great, and I will use this as an excuse to link to Jay Ryan’s “Now Is Our Time To Read” poster. (It is a little political? But mostly it is about reading.)
posted by Going To Maine at 10:31 AM on April 19 [3 favorites]


arachibutyrophobia

noun
a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one's mouth
posted by adept256 at 10:53 AM on April 19


I'm so sad this one by Garth Williams wasn't on the list!
posted by mittens at 10:55 AM on April 19 [4 favorites]


Man, I want that Ezra Jack Keats one real bad.
posted by selfnoise at 11:00 AM on April 19 [1 favorite]


For a richer, fuller life wake up and read

That's my favourite. Read because it goes off the page through your eyes and into your brain and does a loop right into your heart.1961 too.
posted by adept256 at 11:03 AM on April 19 [3 favorites]


Skimmed down the list quickly to make sure the awesome David Bowie book poster was there. Now to look at the rest of them at a more leisurely pace.
posted by rmd1023 at 11:05 AM on April 19 [2 favorites]


the now-defunct New York is Book Country festival,

Well, that both takes me back and depresses me. I still have one of those posters.
posted by BWA at 11:05 AM on April 19


Those are so gorgeous. The first significant gift my wife gave me when we were were first dating was a big (32x27in) version of this poster . Reader, I married her.
posted by not_the_water at 11:06 AM on April 19 [3 favorites]


AAAAH! BOOKSTORM!
posted by sgranade at 11:28 AM on April 19 [1 favorite]


Most of these are pretty cool, but the guy in this one looks like he's being forced to read that book at gunpoint.
posted by The Card Cheat at 11:50 AM on April 19


Keith Haring's poster made me almost tear up, out of nowhere. I think it was a half-glimpse of bodhi.
posted by radicalawyer at 11:53 AM on April 19


Aw man, and they missed out Rodchenko's “КНИГИ” poster. It is the best poster.
posted by scruss at 12:23 PM on April 19 [2 favorites]


I just sent them to my town library's FaceBook feed, and hope to see them around. Thanks for the pointer!
posted by wenestvedt at 1:06 PM on April 19


I was hoping for REM.
posted by 4ster at 1:53 PM on April 19 [1 favorite]


So posters from 1990 are "vintage" now?

*weeps bitter tears*

Otherwise, great post!
posted by languagehat at 2:34 PM on April 19 [4 favorites]


These are WONDERFUL. Great artists, great designs. No real substitute for a good book.

I have a relative who scares me because I've never ever seen a book in her home, which feels ominous and unnatural. She has kids, too.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:39 PM on April 20


I have a relative who scares me because I've never ever seen a book in her home, which feels ominous and unnatural. She has kids, too.

There needs to be an ostentatious way to display ebooks.
posted by Going To Maine at 7:00 PM on April 20


I quite like this recent one.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:45 PM on April 20 [1 favorite]


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