I love reading, but sometimes I buy books just for their physical design. I use them in class when we have discussions comparing physical and digital media. Here is my book “show and tell…!”
These “Artenol” magazines (now defunct, I believe) have unique “die-cut” edges.
(The Fredrich Nietzsche issue includes a rare peek at his eyeball on page 17!)
McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern
Issue 53 of “McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern” includes eight “inflatable stories!” (I’ll read them as soon as I find my balloon pump…!)
This 2004 issue of “Adbusters” has a hole right through the middle that lines up with some of the artwork inside.
The previous owner of this James Randi book Flim Flam was not a fan of the author’s skepticism of pseudoscience, passionately expressing disagreements in annotations throughout the book!
I normally don’t like to buy used books that are already too marked up, but this one is great for starting discussions about annotating.
Album of Dinosaurs
I just got flashbacks of my first show & tell in kindergarten, a book I still have: Album of Dinosaurs, so I just had to include it…!