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Like books? Like shelves? Like putting books on shelves?

You would? Weirdo.

Alright then, how about shelves that look like the logos for your favorite comic book characters? What a coincidence! Istanbul-based designer Burak Dogan has created that exact thing.

Clearly, superheroes value style over functionality when it comes to storage.

Sadly, these are only artist renderings at the moment. Impractical or not, they do look pretty cool.

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Whether you’re old school or new, Penguin Random House and Little Golden Books has Ghostbusters for your little ones by New York Times bestselling author John Sazaklis and illustrated by Alan Baston.

The Original Ghostbusters:

For over 30 years the original Ghostbusters movie has been giving fans of all ages laugh-out-loud thrills and chills. Now, for the first time ever, boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can enjoy the classic Ghostbusters in a lighthearted Little Golden Book retelling that will introduce them to Slimer, Ecto-1, and, of course, the Ghostbusters!

The New Ghostbusters:

Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal-fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. The Ghostbusters are back and ready to save the world! Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love this laugh-out-loud Little Golden Book retelling, which features some of their favorite moments from the new hit film!

Starting September 13th, you’ll be able to introduce your kids to the magical question; “Who you gonna call?”.

Product Pages: Ghostbusters: Who You Gonna Call (Ghostbusters 2016) $4.99 / Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters) $3.87

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Coloring books for adults are huge right now, and Dark Horse is jumping on the bandwagon in a big way with a new series that kicks off with Serenity, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Bait: Off Color Stories For You To Color by Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk.

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Terry Pratchett’s Mort is being published by The Folio Society with seven color illustrations by award-winning artist Omar Rayyan, who is a long-time fan of the Discworld series. This collector’s edition has illustrated endpapers, a beautiful slipcase, and a velveteen cover with an illustrated paper label. There’s even a tiny silver A’Tuin on the spine.

Lovely. Check out more pics after the break…

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I’ve seen a lot of Star Wars bookends in my day, but I think I’ve just found my new favorites. Etsy seller MokuShop uses wood to create Star Wars bookends based on the Death Star and AT-ATs.

He also did a Deadpool versoin. You bet I put it in this post because, Deadpool. See more after the break…

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Audible has announced the release of an exclusive audio-original story written by bestselling Science Fiction writer Larry Correia, specifically for actor Adam Baldwin (who you undoubtedly know from Firefly) to perform. Apparently, there are “fantastic and outrageous Easter Eggs throughout”.

The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent is available as a free download until June 21st 2016. The synopsis reads:

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don’t let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated “Number One in Customer Satisfaction” for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

But now Tom faces his greatest challenge yet. Despite being assigned the wrong – and woefully inadequate – intern, Tom must still provide quality customer service to multiple alternate Earths, all while battling tentacle monsters, legions of the damned, an evil call center in Nebraska, and his archnemesis, Jeff Conundrum. Armed with his Combat Wombat and a sense of fair play, can Tom survive? And will Jimmy the Intern ever discover his inner insurance agent?

It’s time to kick ass and adjust claims.

Pfft. I was sold at Adam Baldwin and “Inderimensional Insurance Agent” even before revelations like “Nazi dinosaurs from the future” “Combat Wombat” and “free”.

Download this audiobook right this instant.

cool bookmarks

No matter how advanced technology gets, there’s something special about reading a book the old fashioned way. As the name implies, these laser cut metal bookmarks from CoolBookmarks are, well…cool.

They have bookmarks for everyone from geeks to pet-lovers, so I have a feeling you’ll spot one you like.

Check out more examples below.

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One thing that makes Peter Capaldi’s turn as The Doctor so delightful is that he is probably the most hardcore Doctor Who fan that has ever been in the role.

As if you needed more evidence of his supreme Doctor Who geekdom, Capaldi recently attended an exhibit at the Cartoon Museum in London honoring art from the classic Doctor Who stories published by Target books. The books we a touchstone for many classic Who fans who wanted to revisit episodes that had already aired or were no longer available.

As you’ll see in the video below, there’s something special about listening to Capaldi and Moffat talk about what both the stories and artwork mean to them.

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Harry Potter fan Meredith McCardle had a brilliant idea for decorating a wall in her home.

Did I mention that she’s an author? Because that fact begins to put this project into perspective.

Using a projector she borrowed from an elementary school, McCardle traced the first page of Harry Potter on her wall then painted each letter with a high quality paint so she wouldn’t have to do a second coat.

Simple. Genius. I love everything about this idea.

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Today is Alien Day—a celebration of the sci-fi horror franchise that first graced theater screens in 1979. The day (4/26) was chosen as a nod to moon LV-426, where the xenomorphs were first discovered.

We’re celebrating by giving you an exclusive clip from Audible’s new audio drama Alien: Out Of The Shadows which stars the likes of Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) and Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter).

Take a listen in the player below.

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