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Wookie The Chew

Wookie The Chew
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Chewbacca plays Winnie in James Hance’s mash-up of Winnie the Pooh and Star Wars. Han Solo is Christopher Robin and R2D2 is Piglet. Guess who (or what) plays Eeyore. More art here.

Postertext

Postertext
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Postertext creates book posters that you can admire and actually read. Each poster has an image silhouetted against the actual text of a book or story. Check back weekly for new posters.

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Trespass: Urban Art

Trespass: Urban Art
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TASCHEN’s beautiful 320-page hardcover book chronicles some of the most original and creative graffiti and urban art around the world. Get a sneak preview of the book here.

Army Werewolf Sniper Manual

Army Werewolf Sniper Manual
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According to the description, this “official U.S. Army field manual” provides hundreds of illustrations and techniques for tracking and exterminating those pesky werewolves. Uh, yeah.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

(NSFW) Remember those stupid “Choose Your Own Adventure” books? Something Awful has dusted off a number of rare books from the series that we don’t remember reading when we were kids.

Better Book Titles

Better Book Titles

This blog comes up with more appropriate titles for popular books, all in the name of fun. The irony is that you actually have to have read half of the books on the blog in order to get the jokes.

Cooking for Geeks

Cooking for Geeks
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Jeff Potter’s tattered cookbook features recipes and lessons from the world of food science, and interviews with geeks, chefs and scientists. We also think it’s the first O’Reilly Cookbook with food.

Amazon Kindle 3

Amazon Kindle 3
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The new 6-inch Kindles are 21% smaller than prior models, get to 1-month battery life, along with image quality and other improvements. Choose 3G/Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi only versions in white or grey.

Star Wars TOR: Fatal Alliance

Star Wars TOR: Fatal Alliance
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If you’re looking forward to BioWare’s and LucasArt’s latest MMORPG, you might want to give this book a read, which is based on the plot-lines in the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Scott Pilgrim Volume 6

Scott Pilgrim Volume 6
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It’s our hero’s finest hour in Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour, the last volume of an epic tale of love, music and video games. Will he and Ramona end up together, or will he get killed trying?

Kindle DX Graphite

Kindle DX Graphite
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Not only does the updated version of Amazon’s 9.7-inch Kindle DX book reader have a new case color, they’ve improved display contrast by 50%, and cut the price by $110 bucks. Ships 7/7.

A Clockwork Orange Audiobook

A Clockwork Orange Audiobook
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This unabridged edition of Anthony Burgess’ dystopian masterpiece is now available in Audiobook format. Including a controversial extra chapter, it’s a must-listen for fans of the original.

The Society of Sinister Simians

The Society of Sinister Simians
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The Society of Sinister Simians from Dallas illustrator Chet Phillips is a part Victorian, part steampunk and all evil book and card collection of vicious, mysterious and power hungry primates.

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New Math

New Math

Craig Damrauer breaks life down into simple equations infused with wit and humor. You don’t need a degree in mathematics to appreciate New Math. Also available in book form.

Lightleafs OLED Bookmark

Lightleafs OLED Bookmark

Valentina Trimani’s brilliantly simple concept design combines the utility of a bookmark with low-voltage OLED illumination, so you can read your books while lying in the darkness of your bedroom.

The Sneaker Coloring Book

The Sneaker Coloring Book
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The Sneaker Coloring Book is exactly what it says it is, containing 100 black and white drawings of the most popular sneakers from 1916 to the present. Get out your box of Crayolas now.

Lightspeed

Lightspeed

If you’re into science fiction, you might want to swing by this brand new online magazine which features free original fiction each week, along with monthly ePub and Kindle editions for a small price.

Roll Up eBook

Roll Up eBook

Macedonian designer Dragan Trencevski has created the eRoll, a concept that could be the future of e-reading. The rollable, flexible screen in effect reduces the size of a book to a mere baton.

Absolute Green Lantern: Rebirth

Absolute Green Lantern: Rebirth
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Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver’s graphic novel re-imagining of The Green Lantern is now available in this 224-page slipcased hardcover edition with all the juicy green bits in one place.

Other People’s Rejection Letters

Other People’s Rejection Letters
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Why read a bunch of letters that no one ever wants to receive? To remind us that everyone deals with rejection, and we shouldn’t let it stop us from succeeding. Also some of the letters are funny.

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Zombie Beatles: Paul is Undead

Zombie Beatles: Paul is Undead
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Alan Goldsher’s Paul is Undead weaves a tale of zombie Beatles, zombie-killer Mick Jagger, vampire Pete Best and ninja(?) Yoko Ono. McCartney is looking a little green around the gills these days.

FEED (Book)

FEED (Book)
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How can you resist a book where the plot centers on bloggers ruling the world in a zombie-infested post-apocalyptic 2039? You’ve got to love the bloody RSS feed icon on the book cover.

Sh*t My Dad Says (Book)

Sh*t My Dad Says (Book)
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The hilarious, profane rants of Sam Halpern, aka “Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair”, first seen in his son Justin’s Twitter account Sh*t My Dad Says are now immortalized in book form.

All Weather Journal

All Weather Journal

Lost or stranded in a crevasse alone in inclement weather? First thing we’d do is write about it in an all weather journal made from patented 100% recyclable paper. Actually, we’d shout for help first.

From My Cold Dead Paws

From My Cold Dead Paws
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James Bennett’s paperback From My Cold Dead Paws: Cats and the Guns They Love pairs cute little kitty cats with human-killing weaponry. Is it a match made in heaven or hell?

Disk It Sticky Notes

Disk It Sticky Notes

2 snaps to the old school style of computing: Istanbul designer Burak Kaynak has dreamed up these 3.5” floppy disk shaped sticky notepads. They’re only a prototype, but wouldn’t they be fun?

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