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113 Book and Magazine Innovations

— September 29, 2008 — Top Lists
Despite the advent of television and the computer, there are still plenty of people who like to read. Holding a book or a magazine satisfies our sense of touch (and possibly smell if the book is old and musty) which the modern entertainment and information sources just don’t deliver. However, there are indeed new digital ways to read and share the written word.

From lightweight magazines and comic books to heftier tomes, this cluster covers popup and flip books, art made from books, a variety of bookcases and reading gadgets for the bookaholic. The competitive world of magazines with periodic new launches and belly-ups, have also given rise to a range of sexy fashion and celebrity covers and articles which scream “Buy me!”.

So go ahead and thumb through a this “booklet” of past reading trends.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Age Limits for Books
Age Limits for Books
Authors Fight Age Banding
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110
Discovering Forgotten Music
Discovering Forgotten Music
Beethoven Sketchbook Reveals Final Song
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109
Comic Book Movies
Comic Book Movies
Tom Cruise As The Sleeper
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108
Politicians in Gossip Magazines
Politicians in Gossip Magazines
Publications Shift Their Focus
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107
Mix and Match Magazine Subscriptions
Mix and Match Magazine Subscriptions
Maghound.com
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106
Death of the Fashion Magazine?
Death of the Fashion Magazine?
Newsstands Sales Way Down
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105
Textbook-Free Universities
Textbook-Free Universities
Flat World Books Are Free
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104
Information Gas Station
Information Gas Station
Helsinki Library Researchers Help Web Users Find Answers
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103
Carved Surfaces for Magazines
Carved Surfaces for Magazines
The Lifestyle Coffee Table
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102
Fighting The Fall of Print
Fighting The Fall of Print
Wall Street Journal Launches WSJ Fashion Magazine
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101
(Disturbing) Viral Book Campaigns
(Disturbing) Viral Book Campaigns
"The Gargoyle" Burning Flesh Ad
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100
Collaborative E-Readers
Collaborative E-Readers
Papyrus Concept
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99
Short Stories from Titles
Short Stories from Titles
The Sorted Books Project
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98
Blog Book Deals
Blog Book Deals
Stuff White People Like
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97
Innovative Magazines To Compete With New Media
Innovative Magazines To Compete With New Media
'Missbehave' Has Attitude
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96
ePaper Magazine Covers
ePaper Magazine Covers
Esquire 75th Anniversary Issue
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95
Freeconomics
Freeconomics
Wired Gives Out Free Magazines
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94
Comic Book Video Games
Comic Book Video Games
Batman Arkham Asylum by Rocksteady
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93
Female Business Magazines
Female Business Magazines
Forbes Life Executive Woman
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92
Morphing Human Heads
Morphing Human Heads
Power of Books Campaign
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91
Viral Business Parodies
Viral Business Parodies
Mad Magazine's Circuit City Spoof
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90
Musical Bookshelves
Musical Bookshelves
The Wazz AL by NoDesign
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89
Street Wall Magazines
Street Wall Magazines
'Not A Magazine' on the Walls of Sydney
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88
Future of Teen Magazines
Future of Teen Magazines
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87
Kissing Phone Books Goodbye
Kissing Phone Books Goodbye
YellowPagesGoesGreen.com
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86
Limitless Design Dynamics
Limitless Design Dynamics
Tangram Bookshelves
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85
Book Cameras?
Book Cameras?
Beware A Book is Watching You...
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84
$10,000 Magazines
$10,000 Magazines
Diamond Studded Kohl Magazine
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83
Politicians on Tabloid Covers
Politicians on Tabloid Covers
Sarah Palin & Obama in OK Magazine
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82
Book Lamp Stand
Book Lamp Stand
Reading Lamp by Bureaudebank
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81
Death of Paper Magazines
Death of Paper Magazines
Life Magazine Shuts Down
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80
(Illegally) Free Magazines Online
(Illegally) Free Magazines Online
Mygazines.com
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79
Groundbreaking Magazine Covers
Groundbreaking Magazine Covers
Esquire 75th Anniversary Uses E-Ink
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78
Virtual Mixed Media Scrapbooks
Virtual Mixed Media Scrapbooks
Glogster
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77
Naughty Library in Paris
Naughty Library in Paris
Hell at the Library
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76
Glamour Magazine: Jeremy Gutsche and Trend Hunter Featured
Glamour Magazine: Jeremy Gutsche and Trend Hunter Featured
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75
EEE & MacBook Air Killers
EEE & MacBook Air Killers
$299 Dell E + Dell E Slim Notebooks Revealed
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74
One-Handed Reading Gadget
One-Handed Reading Gadget
The Thumb-Thing
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73
Ultra Modern Scrapbooks
Ultra Modern Scrapbooks
Staycation Albums
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72
Digital Medieval Cookbooks
Digital Medieval Cookbooks
King Richard II's Recipes Online
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71
The Death of Dirty Magazines?
The Death of Dirty Magazines?
Playgirl Folds
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70
Artistic Book Covers
Artistic Book Covers
Painting Iconic 007 Books
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69
Oprah Magazine: Trend Hunter Featured
Oprah Magazine: Trend Hunter Featured
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68
Pillow Books and Pillow Hats
Pillow Books and Pillow Hats
The Pillow Collection
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67
Virtual Book Shelves For Real Shopping
Virtual Book Shelves For Real Shopping
Zoomii On-Line Bookstore
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66
Interactive History Lessons
Interactive History Lessons
The Library of Congress Experience
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65
Flowing, Floating Fashion
Flowing, Floating Fashion
Stilleto Magazine August Photo Spread
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64
Racist Obama Magazine Covers
Racist Obama Magazine Covers
Vanity Fair Parodies New Yorker
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63
Books About Bad Driving
Books About Bad Driving
"How We Drive"
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62
Books as Balance Weights
Books as Balance Weights
The See-Saw Bookshelf
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61
Celebrity Flip Books
Celebrity Flip Books
Chloe Sevigny's Interactive Photo Book
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60
Aztec Snake Bookcase
Aztec Snake Bookcase
Quetza
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59
Book Shaped Notebooks
Book Shaped Notebooks
2nd Generation OLPC XO Laptop
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58
DIY Custom Cookbooks
DIY Custom Cookbooks
Inkubook.com
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57
Free-Range Furniture
Free-Range Furniture
ZiG Bamboo Bookcase
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56
Coffee Table Art Books
Coffee Table Art Books
Gary Fernandez Draws Women, Future Landscapes & Birds
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55
Olympic Athlete Book Deals
Olympic Athlete Book Deals
Michael Phelps Shares History
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54
Fashion Icon Books
Fashion Icon Books
Karl Lagerfeld's Metamorphoses of an American
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53
Choosing Between 14 Covers
Choosing Between 14 Covers
V Magazine Fall 2008 Issue Features 14 Models
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52
Color Coded Homes
Color Coded Homes
Rainbow Bookshelf
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51
World Record Photo Shoots
World Record Photo Shoots
Guinness Launches 2009 Book With Smallest Man, Leggiest Woman
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50
Modern Architecture Pop-Up Books
Modern Architecture Pop-Up Books
Radevsky and Sokol
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49
The Library Hotel in New York City
The Library Hotel in New York City
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48
Bond-Inspired Fashion Shoots
Bond-Inspired Fashion Shoots
'Under Fire' in Kult Magazine
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47
Suspended Bookshelves
Suspended Bookshelves
Salkim Bookhangers
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46
Birthday Suits on Magazine Covers
Birthday Suits on Magazine Covers
Naomi Campbell for i-D
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45
8 Random World Records
8 Random World Records
2009 Guinness Book Released
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44
Sexy Superhero Covers
Sexy Superhero Covers
Kate Moss in Interview Magazine, September 2008
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43
Free Magazines 3
Free Magazines 3
V Magazine Goes Digital, FREE
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42
Recycled Literature as Fashion
Recycled Literature as Fashion
"Book Bags" by Caitlin
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41
Religious Juxtaposition
Religious Juxtaposition
A Bookshelf for the Religiously Confused
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40
Shredded Book Art
Shredded Book Art
Literary Masterpieces Shaped by Scalpel
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39
Iconic Supermodel  Biographies
Iconic Supermodel Biographies
'Veruschka' the Book
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38
Interactive Retro Flashbacks
Interactive Retro Flashbacks
Yearbook Yourself
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37
Original Supermodels in Today's Magazines
Original Supermodels in Today's Magazines
Vanity Fair September 2008 Issue
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36
Celeb Metamorphosis Spreads
Celeb Metamorphosis Spreads
Angelina Jolie's Vanity Fair Photos (II)
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35
Olympic Fashion Spreads
Olympic Fashion Spreads
China Vogue
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34
Collage Inspired Fashion Photography
Collage Inspired Fashion Photography
Prada Autumn/Winter 2008 Look Book
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33
Fake Publicity Publications
Fake Publicity Publications
Dexter Spoof Magazines
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32
Top 13 Incredible Bookshelves
Top 13 Incredible Bookshelves
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31
Top Models As Classic Movie Stars
Top Models As Classic Movie Stars
“The Women” in V Magazine
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30
From Ex-Con to Icon
From Ex-Con to Icon
Anne Hathaway in W Magazine
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29
Movies About Diet Books
Movies About Diet Books
French Women Don't Get Fat to Star Hilary Swank
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28
Recalled Comic Books
Recalled Comic Books
Collectable Worthy Cover Errors
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27
Celebrity Photographers
Celebrity Photographers
Brad Pitt Photographs His Family for W Magazine
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26
Secret Book Computers
Secret Book Computers
The Future of Books Laptop
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25
Recreating Magazine Covers
Recreating Magazine Covers
Kate Hudson on W Mimics 1994 Harper's Bazaar
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24
Furniture Made of Books
Furniture Made of Books
This Into That
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23
3-D Art Made of Books
3-D Art Made of Books
Su Blackwell's Book-Cut Sculptures
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22
Exotic Egyptian Beauty
Exotic Egyptian Beauty
Cairo by Philip Lorca DiCorcia in W Magazine
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21
Utilizing Limited Spaces
Utilizing Limited Spaces
Staircase Library
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20
VERY Controversial Vogue Spreads
VERY Controversial Vogue Spreads
Vogue Paris Literally Flips PETA
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19
Racist Comic Books
Racist Comic Books
Memin Pinguin
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18
Fashion Summer Camps
Fashion Summer Camps
Bruce Weber Celebrates New Designers in W Magazine
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17
Green Creative Interior Design
Green Creative Interior Design
Alternating Tread Bookcase Stair
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16
Prancing Ostrich Fashion
Prancing Ostrich Fashion
Gisele Kisses The Sky in W Magazine
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15
Geometric Fashion
Geometric Fashion
Naomi Strikes Back in V Magazine
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14
Retro Comic Book Bloopers
Retro Comic Book Bloopers
Unintentionally Sexual Cartoons
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13
20 Things That Pop-Up
20 Things That Pop-Up
From Adult Books to Lamps And Houses
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12
Bizarre Short Hair Photoshoots
Bizarre Short Hair Photoshoots
Penelope Cruz in W Magazine
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11
Stripping Celebs of Youth
Stripping Celebs of Youth
Miley Cyrus for Controversial Vanity Fair Spread
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10
Punk Goth Fashion
Punk Goth Fashion
Rachel McAdams Brings Black Lipstick Back in T Magazine
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9
Jumping Naked from Buildings
Jumping Naked from Buildings
Agyness Deyn for Pop Magazine
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8
Turkish Bath Fashion
Turkish Bath Fashion
Kate Moss ‘Hammam' Shoot for W Magazine
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7
Warrior-Goddess Fashion
Warrior-Goddess Fashion
Christy Turlington for W Magazine
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6
Scandalous Denim Covers
Scandalous Denim Covers
V Magazine Pushes Limits With Gisele Bundchen
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5
Little Girls in Thong Bikinis Featured In Popular Magazines
Little Girls in Thong Bikinis Featured In Popular Magazines
Terrible Ad Trends
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4
American Media Embraces Nudism
American Media Embraces Nudism
V Magazine's Naked-Model Spread
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3
Dresses Made from Phonebooks
Dresses Made from Phonebooks
The Paper Dress by Jolis Paons
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2
Comic Book Tattoos
Comic Book Tattoos
Superhero Body Art
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1
Photoshoot Recycling
Photoshoot Recycling
Megan Fox's FHM UK July 2008 Spread is FHM US 2005
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