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15 Pieces of Furniture Made Out of Books

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Some of these look more sculptural than cozy, but we’d be happy to have any of these genius bookish creations to furnish our apartment.

1. Comic book collector’s dream

This shadowbox frame overlaid with comics is perfect for displaying ... comics.

2. Read yourself to sleep

The headboard of this vintage bedframe has been decorated with the pages of old books.

3. A lamp for film lovers

This lamp was made out of books and film cartridges.

4. The side table

This side table looks like the perfect place to set your book when you’re done reading.

5. The funnies

This chest of drawers has comic book pages applied to the the exterior with decoupage.

6. The bedside lamp

This would look great on top of a stack of books on your bedside table.

7. Decoupage coffee table

This coffee table is adorned with comic book covers.

8. The book bookshelf

This quaint little shelf is perfect for the wall of your home library.

9. May I help you?

This bookish reception desk lends a certain gravitas to the average office.

10. The floating bookshelf

When stacked with books, this Hardy Boys wall shelf looks like it’s floating.

11. The book arc

This whimsical headboard fits over a full sized bed.

12. Accordion fold

This book has been folded into a photo holder or recipe file.

13. No, no, don’t get up

You can read for days in this armchair.

14. Let me look that up for you

We’re pretty sure Webster never anticipated this dictionary chair.

15. The book chair

This red chair would make a great accent piece.

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Hamilton Broadway
A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Hamilton Broadway

Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook

Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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New Tolkien-Themed Botany Book Describes the Plants of Middle-Earth
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While reading The Lord of the Rings saga, it's hard not to notice J.R.R. Tolkien’s clear love of nature. The books are replete with descriptions of lush foliage, rolling prairies, and coniferous forests. A new botany book builds on that knowledge. Entertainment Weekly reports that Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium provides fantasy-loving naturalists with a round-up of plants that grow in Middle-earth.

Written by University of Florida botanist Walter Judd, the book explores the ecology, etymology, and importance of over 160 plants. Many are either real—coffee, barley, wheat, etc.—or based on real-life species. (For example, pipe-weed may be tobacco, and mallorns are large trees similar to beech trees.)

Using his botany background, Judd explores why Tolkien may have felt compelled to include each in his fantasy world. His analyses are paired with woodcut-style drawings by artist Graham Judd, which depict Middle-earth's flowers, vegetables, fruits, herbs, and shrubs in their "natural" environments.

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]


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