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The Joy of Books

February 25, 2013 | by

The title says it all! This video is amazing.




  1. Joe Carlson | February 25, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Academy should have an Oscar for Best Shorty Short-Short Film.

  2. GZ | February 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Originally I thought this was an attempt to symbolize, with dancing books, the joy one takes in literature. These images fail to convey the interior, intangible nature of that pleasure. That joy is a living exchange and not a wrought inanimacy. Now I understand the film as a metaphor for the beautiful complexity of intertextuality i.e. the book’s ‘joy’ in intercourse.

    Sometimes I have the urge to arrange my library book within book.

  3. Cara | February 26, 2013 at 8:29 am

    What an amazing video! I bet this took FOREVER to make! Love it!

  4. carol | February 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm


  5. Tanya | February 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Cute. I love books.

  6. Jason | February 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Filmed at Type Books in Toronto, a truly wonderful independent bookshop.

  7. mike z | February 26, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Top marks! Filmmakers, how long did it take to make this? Or, any idea how many photos were taken to do it?
    Thank you.

  8. Basya Petnick | May 28, 2014 at 10:09 am

    This little video is a joy. For me, it expresses the great affection so many of us have for books, books, books. Although it seems effortless, I’m sure this film was not easy to make. Much appreciated.

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