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Even IKEA Has Its Own Adult Colouring Book Now

The adult colouring book craze has swept across the world, with everything from TV shows to comic books getting the treatment lately. But now IKEA is joining in with a book that lets you therapeutically colour in minimalist Swedish furniture. It’s probably less stressful than trying to put it together, at least.


How Aaron Swartz Caught The FBI's Attention

In May 2006, Aaron Swartz wrote a blog post titled “The Book That Changed My Life”. The book in question, Understanding Power, is a series of transcribed discussions with the MIT linguist Noam Chomsky in which Chomsky analyses and explains the ways in which political power is wielded, acquired and guarded. “Reading the book, I felt as if my mind was rocked by explosions. At times the ideas were too much that I literally had to lie down,” Swartz wrote. “Ever since then,” he continued, “I’ve realised that I need to spend my life working to fix the shocking brokenness I’d discovered.”


You Don't Have To Be A Kid To Want All The New Star Wars Little Golden Books

Following up on the first series that condensed all of the original Star Wars movies into six illustrated children’s books, Random House Kids is releasing five new Star Wars Little Golden Books that now focus on the various characters from that universe.


Can This Scratch-And-Sniff Book Turn You Into A Whiskey Aficionado?

While the clear intentions of vodka and gin were an easy sell for my cocktail glass, I admit it took me a little longer to dabble in the dark liquors. Mostly because I was confused. Was rye like bourbon? But what the hell was scotch? And apparently they’re all whiskey? If only I’d had this book.


These Cross Sections Of Ships And Vehicles From Star Wars Are Incredible

The best thing about the world of Star Wars (other than it being the world of Star Wars) is how incredibly detailed it is. Everything you see on screen has a backstory, everything basically has an explanation, anything can be nerded out on. So here are the backstories and explanations for the vehicles and spaceships used in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s all told in beautiful cross-section art and available for purchase so you can see it closer in book form below.


Here Are 21 Essential Cyberpunk Books That You Absolutely Should Read

It’s now been over three decades since cyberpunk first exploded, and in that time we’ve seen gorgeous movies, read fascinating books, and seen dozens of offshoots like steampunk (and my new favorite, deco punk) develop. This is the essential cyberpunk reading list…


These Are The Science Books We Loved Most In 2015 

Looking for a good holiday read? There was no shortage of excellent popular science books this year, from memoir, alternate science histories, and the poisons of Agatha Christie, to deep dives into string theory, quantum biology, and the mystery of life. These are our most-loved popular science books from 2015.


These Paper Planes Don't Fly But Why Would You Ever Want To Throw Them?

The paper planes you used to fold as a kid flew well, but they probably looked nothing like the slick aircraft used by air forces around the world. So the folks at Featuring-Featuring, a London-based design studio, created a book full of paper aeroplanes that are far more recognisable.


11 Books That Will Change The Way You Experience Cities, Starting With Your Own

You might use an app or VR headset to explore your neighbourhood these days, but books still win when it comes to truly understanding where we live — and how those places are changing.


What's Your Favourite Tech-Centric Book?

Your fave can be a nonfiction book, or a fictional narrative where technology plays a big role. What should we be reading?


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