Why Not? The World's Furriest Travel Book

"I was just sitting with my dog in the sun daydreaming and the book came along, the rabbit fur cover, the feeling of the thing, its weight," Iranian–New Zealander artist Nabil Sabio Azadi tells Co.Design of For You the Traveller, the world's furriest travel book, available this week for the first time in the U.S. It will be stocked by Barneys in an area curated by Jay–Z. Look beyond the pelt, and the volume, hand–bound with a coptic stitch on its wooden spine, is also among the world's rarest, with only 200 limited–edition copies printed. Maybe even more notable for the travel genre, there's not a single tourist trap or overpriced "authentic" restaurant to be found in its recycled–paper pages. Instead, it's a "directory of kind people in five continents" who will serve as ports of call for travelers passing through their region: metalworkers, farmers, artists, writers, teachers, designers, and shipwrights. These internationally nice people's names, personal stories, and phone numbers are listed. Hand–drawn Tolkien–esque maps lead you to their homes, from Tehran to Paris to Lemnos. In the age of Couchsurfing and Airbnb, staying with strangers abroad is the new norm. "If you share yourself with them, they will share their shelter, philosophy, and land with you," writes 22–year–old Azadi. Plus, the book's recycled rabbit fur cover means it can be repurposed as a stuffed animal to cuddle with in foreign lands. Depending on your tastes, it may bring to mind the adorable... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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Hotels Share Favorite Travel Stories for World Book Day: Critical Linking, April 23, 2020

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ReadingZone launches World Book Day picture book competition

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Traveling, Not Trampling: Travel Books 2021

Recent months have brought several travel books that put environmental awareness front and center. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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NLT and Premier League give away 25,000 books for World Book Day

The National Literacy Trust and the Premier League are teaming up to distribute nearly 25,000 books to five to 11-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds this World Book Day, Thursday (4th March).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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World Book Day plans outreach with book club and library collaboration

​A new monthly book club and greater outreach to public and school libraries are among the World Book Day plans for 2021, the charity’s c.e.o. has revealed at this year’s Bookseller Children’s Conference.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Banned Books Week: banned books around the world

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NLT and Morrisons give free books to school children for World Book Day

The National Literary Trust and the Morrisons Foundation will donate more than 7,300 brand new books to primary schools across the UK to mark World Book Day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Welsh language children's books sold for £1 to mark World Book Day

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Industry Notes: 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO

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Books: A teen reviews '#Neveragain,' a World War II tragedy comes to life and more book news

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The UK’s Book Aid International Opens ‘New Worlds Through Books’ Campaign

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Book Aid sends 930,000 books to world's 'most vulnerable'

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Open Book: Talking Books at the World's Biggest Music Festival

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World Book Day: quarter of children would not own a book without it

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With World Book Day, Cambridge University Press Reaches Out to Young Book Lovers

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How Can Women Change the World? Book by Book 

As a literary agent, Frankfurt has been a launch pad for some of the most powerful women’s voices from around the world. This year will be no different. The post How Can Women Change the World? Book by Book  appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Mass redistribution of words: World Book Night prepares for UK-wide book giveaway

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