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Jun 5, 2014 04:30 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
A 19th-century book in one of Harvard's libraries is bound in human skin.
Feb 9, 2012 06:08 PM ET // Alice Truong
If you thought bookcase design was simple, you've been spending too much time at IKEA. Reinier de Jong's REK bookcase is one that "grows with your book collection," according to the product page. "The more books the bigger the bookcase gets." The zigzag design allows each of the parts to slide in a...
Oct 11, 2012 03:38 PM ET // Alice Truong
Calling all bookworms. Behold, this is your paradise. Simply put, MVRDV is a book mountain and library quarter in Spijkenisse's market square in the Netherlands. The 9,300-square-meter library -- a stunning piece of architecture -- is contained by a glass structure with pyramidal roof, and stairs l...
Aug 15, 2012 04:05 PM ET // Alice Truong
If you need to spot a liar, then some former CIA officers are here to help. A Forbes book review of "Spy to Lie" -- penned by Philip Houston, Michael Floyd and Susan Carnicero, who have collectively interrogated hundreds of people -- reveal some methods for figuring out whether someone is telling t...
Aug 30, 2012 04:27 PM ET // Derek Markham
In our modern culture, getting a tattoo might be used to represent our freedom of expression, to proclaim our personal identity, as a method of remembrance for our loved ones, or maybe just a way to fit in with the status quo. But in other cultures, such as in prisons, tattoos can be a powerful [.....