Like Books, But Don’t Like to Read?

If you like books, but don’t like to read, here’s a solution to all your problems: Leanne Shapton‘s wooden block books. At last, all the literary cache without those pesky pages filled with words to bog you down.

Shapton, the author of the minimalist/illustrated novel Was She Pretty? and the new art director of the Times Op-Ed Page, has found a way to make owning the classics a visual treat (and a sound investment).

The books, I mean blocks, I mean book blocks, are available at my favorite repository for decoupage, the John Derian Company.

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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.