5 Brilliant Bookish Inventions

Through the ages humans have wanted to make our own lives, and the lives of others, easier. The inventiveness of our fellow readers has brought about some really interesting, bonkers, and brilliant ideas, some of which I am not convinced I would use in my day-to-day life…

Here are five examples of some of the most fascinating ideas other book lovers have had over the years.

1. The Reading Chair

This intriguing chair was invented circa 1750 and made from walnut, oak, and beechwood. Written on paper fund stuck beneath the chair was an inscription by “T. Eyre, 1 Sept. 1815” depicting the history of the chair. Find out more details about it HERE.

2. The Louis Vuitton Library Trunk

Louis Vuitton are famous for their luggage and large travel trunks, so this one may not be a complete surprise to see. According to the Louis Vuitton website (check it out HERE), inspiration came from Ernest Hemingway, a prolific traveller and, of course, great writer. In 1927 Gaston-Louis Vuitton created this inventive piece with Hemingway to assist him in his creativity as he travelled.

3. The Revolving Book Reader

This 18th century rotating table can be found in the Naples Palazzo Reale, a palace/museum/tourist attraction in Naples. The piece can be used to view multiple volumes at once, an interesting concept, and one I could have done with as a student at university with many books to study at once! Find out more information about the palace HERE.

4.  The Revolving Bookcase

Apparently revolving bookcases are not uncommon, although I have yet to meet anyone who actually owns one. Not just in museums or used for display in shops, these are available for us to show off our own tomes, in our own homes! Find yours here: US or UK

5. The Drinkable Book

I have saved the best for last as this is something that has the capability of helping people all over the world access clean drinking water. It is a relatively new invention created for the non-profit organisation WaterIsLifeFrom the website: “Coated in silver nanoparticles and written on with food-grade inks, the pages are able to actively kill off deadly diseases found in the water supply of developing countries.” Pretty wonderful, don’t you think?

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