If you’ve ever seen my apartment, you know that I have piles of books and no good place to put them. Yes, I have my favorites (a.k.a. the spines of which I want company to see and be impressed…) in a bookshelf in the living room but I certainly need more creative ways of displaying the other books I have underneath a coffee table, and in shelfs in the bedroom and bathroom. The decor and design blog, Architizer, recently featured awesome chairs that doubled as shelfs for book lovers. Check out some of my favorites, like the Bibliochaise by Nobody & Co. pictured above.
Last month I posted about how young people are a generation of loyal readers. Apparently books are also a must-have for the drop dead sexy. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, getting fresh air out in the wilderness or just taking it easy relaxing in the comfort of your own home, a book will certainly bolster the hotness factor. Turns out that reading in your underwear is just as enticing as writing in your underwear.
A couple of months I came across an article in Good citing the book-buying habits broken down by generation. Turns out, people born between 1979 and 1989 accounted for 30% of all book purchases in 2011. More than any other generation, including those self-centered baby boomers with far more disposable income.
Hopefully we will continue to lead in becoming a literate nation and take our shopping purchases to independent bookstores, to help support small business in America.
BOY TOYS TALK BACK: Why do you think people are embracing books more than their elderly counterparts?
Paul Vitagliano, creator of the hyper-popular Born This Way blog, has recently released a compilation book of some of the most endearing and inspiring tales of queer childhood. The book features submissions by Barney Frank, Michael Musto, Mike Ruiz, Sia, HuffPost editor Noah Michelson, journalist Matt Baume and Unicorn Booty co-founder Kevin Ferrell, whom I interviewed for this Burning Man story.
I was originally asked to be included in the book as well, but I was in Bangkok at the time and didn’t get a chance to find a good enough photo. Regardless, Paul has invited me to read my submission next Thursday at Books, Inc. in the Castro. Greg Zhovreboff, who was instrumental in helping me start the Magnet Book Club, will also be reading his submission, so I’m looking forward to that. Won’t you join us?
And as you can see, I have now found tons of photos for the book sequel.
‘Born This Way’ in San Francisco: Thursday, January 17 at 7:30pm at Books, Inc. in the Castro.