‘Videos about Books’ Archives

5 MORE of the Best Videos about Books

Also check out my earlier post: “5 of the Best Videos about Books”

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6. “The Page Turner” (2:08)

7. “The Diary of a Disappointed Book” (2:20)

(Warning: Tearjerker.)

8. “B*tches in Bookshops” (based on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N*ggas in Paris”) (4:28)

(If you click the play button, then the “YouTube” icon in the bottom right corner, you can watch this on YouTube and read the lyrics beneath.)

9. “Funny Library Montage” (5:24)

10. “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” (15:07)

Comments? I’d love to read your thoughts on these. Do you have your own favourite video about books?

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

5 of the Best Videos about Books

Handmade bookish jewellery by Philadelphia designer Margaux Kent of Black Spot Books (http://pegandawlbuilt.com)

Below are 5 of my favourite book-related videos. (I’ll post the other 5 next week.) I’ve shared these with some of my online writing classes and thought you might enjoy them too.

They represent an entertaining range of styles and themes. Pick and choose which you’ll watch … or settle in with a cup of tea or a latte, put your feet up, and view them all. They are ordered shortest to longest and play times are indicated.

By the way, during my Sabino Springs Writers’ Retreat (Tucson, Arizona), one of our excursions was to the Bookmans — they’re incredible stores — where the first video was filmed.

I’d love to hear what you think, so when you’re done viewing, please take a moment to comment.

1. “Bookmans Does Book Dominoes” (0:47)

2. “It’s a Book” (animated book trailer) (1:03)

3. “The Joy of Books” (1:52)

4. Medieval Help Desk (Norwegian with subtitles) (2:46)

There’s an English version too, but the original Norwegian is funnier.

5. “Librarian” (4:11)

What are your favourite videos about books?


Monday, June 18th, 2012