Sunday, February 21, 2010

All deckled out!


P. gave a book recommendation the other day and I immediately popped over because girlfriend has never let me down before.

I spied the following scene:


"This Book Is Bound with "Deckle Edge" Paper:


You may have noticed that some of our books are identified as "deckle edge" in the title. Deckle edge books are bound with pages that are made to resemble handmade paper by applying a frayed texture to the edges. Deckle edge is an ornamental feature designed to set certain titles apart from books with machine-cut pages."


Insert Keanu Reeves WOOOAH!!! I'm such a fucking lame-o. The few times in my life that a deckle edge paper bound book showed up in my paws, I'd think, "Boy, oh boy! Check out these pages! I'm so lucky and so special to have received this rare uncut copy from the pressing!"

I'm picturing my special little book riding down the conveyor belt and skillfully eluding the big ominous paper chopper. It'd barely skate by --by the skin of it's bookteeth and land in the box next to all of its circumsized brethren.

Just another reason why the printed word is better than a Kindle.

Stunning.

7 comments:

  1. yes, fuck kindles. reading things on a screen is bad for the eyes and you cannot SMELL a kindle.

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  2. nor fondle hot sexy deckled edges!

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  3. Just starting a "deckled edger" this weekend! Pamuk's The Museum of Innocence in hardcover.. so nice :)

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  4. And hey, In Other Rooms, Other Wonders is the book I'm really anticipating reading after this Pamuk!! funny coincidence.

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  5. I ♥ you. Sorry I've been MIA :S

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  6. "Boy, oh boy! Check out these pages! I'm so lucky and so special to have received this rare uncut copy from the pressing!"

    HAHA I know this feeling.

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