6 talks to watch for Book Lovers Day

Got some watching to do, readers!

TED Blog

The Book. Few things are as universal, as ubiquitous and as transformative. On this Book Lovers Day, we’ve compiled talks that examine all the facets that make books great. Do you judge a book by its cover, like Chip Kidd, or get absorbed into a compelling narrative like Andrew Stanton? Were you taken to new lands by foreign authors like Lisa Bu or exposed to nuances of your own language by a master of vocabulary like lexicographer Erin McKean? No matter what gets you nose-deep in a paperback, all you’ll want to do after watching these talks is curl up in your favorite reading spot and crack open (or at least swipe through) your favorite book.

[ted_talkteaser id=1410]Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK it is.
Ever stopped mid‑aisle to examine an exciting book cover? Chip Kidd has. In his TED2012 talk, Kidd explains how he…

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