You can’t do that with ebooks!

Ironically, while I was researching tutorials for setting up ereaders and downloading ebooks, I stumbled across something only possible with glue and paper books: book spine poetry. This video, from Kansas City Public Library, describes the quirky project. Next time you want to stretch your creativity and whimsy, come browse the stacks and write your own spine sonnet.

Here’s a pretty cute stop-motion example from Stanislaus County Library:

Here’s my poetic attempt:

book spine poem

Speaking of found poems in the library, this especially timely one appears on a subject headings placard in the stacks:

Dance the circus, economics



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7 responses to “You can’t do that with ebooks!

  1. trevorpantera3112

    nice alternative to going automatic off the top of my head.

  2. Wow! Just wow!



  3. Amanda

    I like your poem.

  4. Rebekah

    Good stuff.

  5. I’m totally going to try this! This is awesome! And I practically grew up in the Modesto branch of the Stanislaus County Library :)

  6. Pingback: Virtual Book Spine Poetry (Edition 2014 + 2015/6) | Theory and Practice of Trying to Combine Just Anything

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