Favourite things: book wormery

I'm so tired, I just want to curl up with a good book all day. But did you know you could do all these things with books, too? 1. Sniff an old book

Now I know why old books smell so darned good. Found via B for Bel (her source).

2. Read a rainbow

Random House's Vintage Classics series is turning 21, and to celebrate they've reprinted the entire collection in rainbow colours. See them all here.

3. Repurpose vintage books

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STC Craft Presents: The Repurposed Library by Lisa Occhipinti from STC Craft / Melanie Falick Books on Vimeo.

I love all the concepts in this video and I'm keen to try some of them. Trouble is, so far I haven't had the heart to sacrifice anything from my bookshelf (video found via Our City Lights).

4. Dine in Wonderland

I really, really want to go eat in this Alice in Wonderland restaurant in Tokyo, Japan. Discovered via B for Bel, who features twice in this post because she always finds such fabulous things.

5. Browse a bouquiniste's stall

In Paris, hundreds of independent booksellers (bouquinistes) sell under the open skies along the Seine, offering up new, used and antique books, magazines and pictures out of green metal boxes. They have been there since the 1500s, and are now part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Imagine!