Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée Artist Guy Laramee has recently completed a number of new sculptural works where he transforms thick tomes into incredible topographical features including mountains, caves, volcanoes, and even water. Many of the works are part of a new project titled Guan Yin, a series of work dedicated to the forces that enable individuals to endure grief and pain, or in his words “the mysterious forces thanks to which we can traverse ordeals.”

Amazing landscapes carved into Books. This is beautiful and all but I spent the whole time cringing because THE POOR BOOKS!

Abandoned library. The loss is staggering to me, It cries out, don't forget. Waiting to be reclaimed to renewal, one day, one glorious day.

Where wisdom was forgotten In it's place the illusion of knowledge Abandoned library. The loss is staggering to me, It cries out, don't forget. Waiting to be reclaimed to renewal, one day, one glorious day.

Morgan Library, New York City

Next time I'm in NYC this is a definite stop! The Pierpont Morgan Library in NYC is one of the grandest libraries in the United States. It was designed by Charles McKim and built in 1906 to house the private library of financier J.

I love bookstores

Mexico City - For those who like their green spaces (and coffee shops) to invade their bookstores. Cafebreria El Pendulo, Mexico City, Mexico [photos via]

Sala di lettura della biblioteca del Parlamento ad Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Reading Room in Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada-I want to go here, I don't think I would do any reading tho?

Prideaux Place, Cornwall, England: the library

The vaulted interior of the Gothic library at Prideaux Place, Cornwall

love secret rooms

As a bibliophile I truly appreciate this idea, BUT, my secret room would not be more bookcases.just sayin. "A bookcase that leads to a hidden room with.wait for it.more bookcases!

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