Looking for great gifts for book lovers? Here are 15 book-inspired gift ideas that avid readers will love.
And of course, Penguin’s fine editions with covers designed by Coralie Bickford Smith.
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Looking to buy library card catalogs? There’s a 30-drawer card catalog for sale in Florida for only $325.
Wondering what to gift the book lover in your life? While I always love receiving a bookstore gift card , bibliophiles will swoon over many other book-related presents. This gift guide rounds up some of my top bookish gifts for this year…beautiful fine editions of classic works of literature, laptop and iPad covers that look like books, book boxes, library-inspired stationery, and much more. Personally, I love the fine editions and PosterText’s literary posters..hint hint, dear family.. ;) Happy gifting! -Barbara
1. Penguin Classics released a gorgeous cloth-bound set of classic works of literature, with covers designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. (Usually $20 each, $12.44 on Amazon). There’s also a great new Penguin series for children, available at Anthropologie ($20).
2. BOOK for iPad is a clever handmade iPad case that looks like a book. Inside the hardcover, a 100% wool felt sleeve protects your iPad. ($99, or $109-$119 for customizations).
3. PosterText Over 20 posters each feature a book’s text shaped into an image of a memorable scene or object from the book. ($23.99-$34.99, currently offering free shipping if you buy 3 or more).
4. Book boxes Of all the book boxes I’ve seen, I think Wisteria’s are the prettiest. They resemble a stack of vintage French books (stacks are 2 or 3 books), and available in red, pink, blue, green, turquoise and stripes. ($44-49, on sale $30.80-34)
5. BookBook iMac case If I had a Mac, I’d be all over this hardback case that looks like an old book. Designed by TwelveSouth for the MacBook Pro (though not the white one) it comes in 13-inch, 15-inch, 17-inch size. ($79-$99)
6. The Last Tycoon, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, part of a beautiful Penguin hardback series with cover designs by Coralie Bickford-Smith (click here for Flappers and Philosophers, or here for The Beautiful and Damned).
7. Bookplates by Cavallini. Colorful bookplates to personalize a library. Cavallini products are also carried by Paper Source, Pottery Barn, Blick Art Materials, Papyrus, Anthropologie, and Barnes & Noble.
9. Book City Jackets’ “Reading List” book jackets. For times when you want to be discreet about your reading choice, disguise your books with these Moby Dick, Ulysses, and War & Peace covers. ($12 for set of 3).
10. Treasure Island, Fine Edition. Cloth-bound editions of favorite books, with wraparound cover artwork from leading illustrators. Other titles in the series are: Sherlock Holmes: His Greatest Cases, Emma, Jane Eyre, A Christmas Carol and Other Stories, Sonnets and Poems, Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice.
11. Knock Knock Personal Library Kit This nifty kit for library lovers includes 20 self-adhesive pockets and checkout cards, a pencil, date stamp, and ink pad. ($15.97)
12. Print for a Little Reader. This poster by Grace Hester Designs on Etsy lists children’s book titles in different typefaces. The artist was inspired by her daughter’s current and all-time favorite reads. ($20, for $10 extra choose your own book titles).
14. PaperSource bookmarks ($1.95).
15. Faber 80th Anniversary Poetry Editions. Illustrators and printmakers were commissioned for the covers of six new editions of twentieth-century poetry (by W.B. Yeats, W.H. Auden, Sylvia Plath, John Betjemen, T.S. Eliot, and Ted Hughes) and the woodcut and linocut results on the covers and matching endpapers are just beautiful. ($12.66)
16. Kindle. I know some die-hard book lovers will only read from paper editions, but I think a huge number of reading enthusiasts (myself included) would also love this electronic reading device. I’d love one for vacations, instead of having to lug a bunch of books in my suitcase! ($139)
17. Glass ball bookends from Restoration Hardware. (68.99)
18. Book Clock. This fully functioning clock is made out of a copy of Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time.
19. On Reading, by Andre Kertesz. A compilation of André Kertész’ photographs, which capture people reading all over the world. Anyone who loves to read will love this this book. ($19.77)
20. Novel-T literary shirts. Nerdy book t-shirts? What’s not to love? Don a t-shirt to show where your literary allegiance lies. ($29.95)
21. Demeter Paperback fragrance From Demeter’s website: “A dusty old copy of a Barbara Pym novel did it for us. This Demeter scent is sweet and just a touch musty, a lot like Pym’s world come to think of it. Read her if you haven’t. Her writing is wonderful, if slightly musty, English satire from the 60s and 70s.” ($20 for 1oz.)
San Francisco’s Andrea Schwartz Gallery will be showing new work of Cara Barer in a two-person show running November 17–December 22, 2010. Definitely check it out if you’re in SF — Cara’s archival digital photographs are absolutely stunning (click here for a previous post on her work).
From the press release: “In an age of when the Internet is quickly becoming the primary source of information, Barer’s photographs act as a lament for the passing of an era when books were considered a pathway to knowledge.”
Postertext posters arrange a book’s text to depict a memorable scene from the book. Below are posters for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Alice in Wonderland, Pride and Prejudice, The Metamorphosis, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Ulysses. See all the posters here.
I always get such a thrill from discovering new book artists, so I was really happy that Flavorwire posted today about a piece of Australian artist Kylie Stillman‘s work. Represented by Utopia Art Sydney, Kylie makes beautiful book carvings, often with nature themes.
Really wish I was in New York this weekend. If you are, check out the Brooklyn Book Festival, taking place this Sunday, Sept. 12, from 10am-6pm.
There are tons of author readings–Salman Rushdie, Naomi Klein, Paul Auster, Venus Williams, Nelson George, Sarah Silverman, Gary Shteyngart, Mary Gaitskill, John Ashbery, Rosanne Cash, Paul Krugman, Colson Whitehead, Francine Prose, Dennis Lehane, Per Petterson, Esmeralda Santiago, Pete Hamill, Jennifer Egan, Russell Banks, Michael Connelly, John Hodgman, Kristen Schaal, Sam Lipsyte, Sloane Crosley, Maaza Mengiste, Paul Harding, Amy Goodman, Marlon James, Sarah MacLean, Jean Valentine, Elizabeth Nunez.
Plus, there is a marketplace in Borough Hall Plaza and Columbus Park with 170 vendors–including national and local booksellers, publishers, authors and presses galore. And remember those literary-inspired T-shirts I posted about a few months ago? They’ll be there too.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” Thus begins Seth Graham-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! Back in early 2009, I posted about the book (for the old posts, click here and here). Despite being sold on Amazon, I thought it was a joke. It was not. Over the summer I’ve seen it on the shelves of major bookstores, with a poor young lady zombie wearing a decomposing grin and blood-splattered gown. It gets worse (or better?) — now the Regency zombies are getting ready for their silver screen debut, and Natalie Portman will be starring and producing. I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised..after all, anything related to Jane Austen sells. A lot of Jane Austen fans will want to read/see these works…how about you?
Making our bookshelves prettier one cloth-bound book at a time, Coralie Bickford-Smith is known for her beautiful cover designs. The Penguin Books cover designer has turned out yet another stunning set of book covers, illustrating F. Scott Fitzgerald’s works in eye-catching patterns and metallics. I can’t wait to get them! For some other examples of Coralie’s work, check out the posts here and here. Or go straight to her website. You can also shop her other titles here. Happy hunting!
I love Georgia Russell‘s art. The Scottish artist cuts up printed works (books, newspapers, maps, music scores, photos, etc.) to create simply amazing pieces. The last time I posted about her work was about a year and a half ago (click here for that post), so I figure it’s high time for an update–check out the beauties below. I find the the new landscape/nature-based pieces particularly striking. If you fall in love with one, check the England & Co. website to see if it’s available for sale.
I’m a big fan of books that have hidden compartments (like these and these), so I was excited to find the above set of book bookends online yesterday at Amazon. The bookends not only look like books, but also have drawers to hide stuff. Love it. I also hear from my mom that Barnes & Noble is carrying bookends that look like books. I went online to find them but apparently they are only carried in some of the brick-and-mortar locations.
I love the idea of book-themed wallpaper. I’ve seen a few great examples before of bookshelf wallpaper before (see here and here), but this new Stacked Paperback Wallpaper by Tracey Kendall at Anthropologie.com might be my favorite. The hand-screen printed paper is only available on anthropologie.com and unfortunately can’t be shipped internationally.
So you think you write like Hemingway…now you can prove it. The web site “I Write Like” allows you to have a piece of your writing analyzed for word choice and style to see how your writing compares to famous authors. Then you can promote your writing with an “I Write Like” badge.
According to some of my writing samples,
How do you stack up? Are you a Cory Doctorow? A Dan Brown? I’m interested to hear which other writers are options…
Check it out at http://iwl.me/
*UPDATE 1/6/2012: If you have a library card catalog for sale, you can email email@example.com and I’ll try to post about your items.*
**UPDATE 5/26/2012: I will post updates to my Facebook page when I hear of new card catalogs for sale. Here’s the page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Curled-Up-With-a-Book/289758557081
It’s no secret that I like pretty books (see here and here). So I was obviously delighted to find that Faber & Faber has released another beautiful set of hardbacks. The six poetry books from the Faber Poetry Collection 2010 are:
Don’t you just love these book boxes? Disguised as a stack of vintage French books, each colored stack of two or three books is actually a small box with canvas hinges, perfect for jewelry, trinkets, or anything you want to hide. Reminds me of Claudia’s trick box for hiding candy in the Babysitter’s Club books. You can order them online at Wisteria. Another book box I like is here.
I couldn’t help smiling when I saw these Novel-T shirts this morning (thanks Erica!). Nerdy book t-shirts? What’s not to love? I personally would never wear a numbered athletic jersey to support a pro-sports player (I’ll go as far as an A’s hat), but I’ll happily don a t-shirt to show where my literary allegiance lies. Supporting your favorite literary hero has the added bonus of supporting the development of children’s writing skills — Novel-T donates $1 of each purchase to 826NYC. Click here to see the full line of t-shirts here. There’s also a release party next Friday, May 7, in Brooklyn.
OK, so after talking about hiding your Twilight book the other day, I thought it was only fair to post something for those who aren’t ashamed of their Twilight reading habits. I was curious what kind of Twilight merchandise is available…let me tell you, it’s crazy, you can get Twilight anything. I did think these Edward-inspired Twilight bookmarks from sharlzndollz on etsy were fun, and the wolf-charm bookmark from Epic Emporium for Team Jacob.
Have you ever gotten a raised eyebrow from a stranger on a bus or in a cafe over your book choice? Now you can disguise your guilty reading pleasures with the “Reading List” series of book jackets by Book City Jackets ($12 for set of 3.) You’ll never have to worry about Twilight judgement again.
I’ve seen MacBook cases that look like old-fashioned books, but iPad and Kindle covers that look like books? Oh the irony. Yes, it seems you can disguise the fact that you using an e-reader. Designed by two Minnesotan bibliophiles, BOOK is a handmade, hardcover case to store your iPad or Kindle (different versions are available for the different e-readers), which look like books from the outside. Disguise your iPad or Kindle on a bookshelf by using BOOK. Or confuse everyone with the “This is Not a Book” version.
I’m thrilled to share that the White’s Books Fine Edition of Sherlock Holmes: His Greatest Cases is now available in the US. Wouldn’t it make a beautiful gift? My dad loves Sherlock Holmes…might have to put that away for Father’s Day. In a few months, you’ll also be able to purchase a White’s Books Fine Edition of Emma — doesn’t it have beautiful cover? Pre-order now by clicking here.
You can also still purchase six of White’s Books Fine Editions published last year:
Click on any of the above links to buy, or click here to see my older post on the first six books.
I’m always excited when I see book wallpaper. Some part of me wishes I could live in an old-fashioned library, with books all the way up to the ceiling, and a towering ladder to reach them. This dream started back when I was in elementary school, when I would have loved to have this “Library” wallpaper in my bedroom. Designed by Tom Slaughter, this book wallpaper is part of Cavern Home’s artist series. Cavern Home is a boutique wallpaper design firm, and they have many beautiful non-bookish designs too. Check them out here. For black-and-white book wallpaper in a different style, check out this earlier post.
The BookBook is hardback leather case designed for MacBook and MacBook Pro, making your laptop look like an old book. See Twelve South for more info on the BookBook. I first saw the Book Book mentioned here. What a fun way to protect your Mac!
To buy other Twelve South products, click here.
I’m loving the round-up of bookends that Design*Sponge posted yesterday. I like the idea of flanking your books with a creative set of bookends. My favorites were a sliced apple bookend available at Pottery Barn, and scissor bookends from Ballard Designs. Go take a look here for the rest.
“Pandora Opens Box” is piece by Su Blackwell. From Blackwell’s website, here is her artist statement:
“Paper has been used for communication since its invention; either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the spirit world. I employ this delicate, accessible medium and use irreversible, destructive processes to reflect on the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions.
It is the delicacy, the slight feeling of claustrophobia, as if these characters, the landscape have been trapped inside the book all this time and are now suddenly released. A number of the compositions have an urgency about them, the choices made for the cut-out people from the illustrations seem to lean towards people on their way somewhere, about to discover something, or perhaps escaping from something. And the landscapes speak of a bleak mystery, a rising, an awareness of the air.”
Smell of Books asks, “Have you been avoiding e-books because they just don’t smell right?”
Their aerosol e-book enhancer claims to be the answer. Now you can read on your iPad or Kindle without missing that classic book scent you love. What a hilarious concept. The Smell of Books maker also has a New Book Smell, Classic Musty Smell, Crunchy Bacon Smell, Eau You Have Cats, and Scent of Sensibility (ha).
heck this out: Typographer and illustrator Jessica Hische is sharing some lovely drop caps with the blogosphere via The Daily Drop Cap project. Most days, she posts a hand-crafted decorative initial cap for you to use and enjoy. I love it! To go to her website to get the drop caps, click here. Here’s some of her latest drop caps alphabet…
I’m a big fan of Coralie Bickford-Smith‘s cover designs (earlier this year I pointed out some of her great designs). Today I’m extra excited to show off these cloth-bound classics that Coralie designed for for Penguin. I heard about them this morning via design*sponge, where you can also find an interview with Coralie. The series just became available in the US. Wouldn’t they make great gifts?
Everyone’s talking about Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, which has been adapted and directed by Spike Jonze.
Where The Wild Things Are poster for sale for $14.5o at 123posters.com
But, I’m actually more excited about another upcoming movie that has been adapted from a beloved children’s book–Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox! I love this book. The stop-motion film is directed by Wes Anderson and features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman.
This first edition copy of the Fantastic Mr Fox book, with Tony Ross’ illustrations, is available at The Wee Web
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borgesw
Cambridge, Kings College Library
Image source: Cornell Univeristy Library
Who doesn’t love amazing library photos? These are all from German photographer Candida Höfer, famous for her photos of large, silent, and serene libraries, universities, and museums. Check out more at in her book Libraries , and buy some of the originals at artnet.com
Rijksarchief Limburg Maastricht I Library, 2003
Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, 2006
Handelingenkamer tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal den Haag III
Bibliothèque Administrative de la Ville de Paris I, 2007
All from the The Book Cover Archive.
Top row, from left to right:
The World Without Us. Author: Alan Wiseman. Book cover designer: Pete Garceau.
The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson. Author: Jerome Charyn. Book cover designer: Gabrielle Wilson.
The Golden Road. Author: Caille Miller. Book cover designer: Darren Haggar.
Middle row, from left to right:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Stories. Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The Chess Machine. Author: Robert Lohr. Book cover designer: Gray318.
Jane Eyre. Author: Charlotte Bronte. Book cover designer: Megan Wilson.
Bottom row, from left to right:
English as She is Spoke. Author: José da Fonseca.
Dangerous Frames. Author: Nicholas J. G. Winter. Book cover designer: Isaac Tobin.
Battle Royale. Author: Koushun Takami. Book cover designer: Izumi Evers.
The Masque of the Red Death, book cover by Coralie Bickford-Smith; Summer in Algiers, by Albert Camus, book cover by Coralie Bickford-Smith; The Virgin of the Seven Daggers, book cover by Coralie Bickford-Smith
I also like these ones, from another series:
Check out these works by Mary Lou Dauray specially commissioned for the Night+Day travel guide book covers. Beauties. There are lots of great things about these guides (I should know, I work editorially on them), but I’ll save all that for another time.
I’ve been drooling over Faber’s gorgeous 80th anniversary poetry covers ever since spotting them on designsponge last week. Illustrators and printmakers were commissioned for the covers of six new editions of twentieth-century poetry (by W.B. Yeats, W.H. Auden, Sylvia Plath, John Betjemen, T.S. Eliot, and Ted Hughes) and the woodcut and linocut results on the covers and matching endpapers are just beautiful. I recently started dabbling in linocuts and found these to be fantastic inspiration. Visit FaceOut Books for a great description of project designer Miriam Rosenbloom’s process, including how themes, artists, and unifying elements were chosen. I’d think they’d make beautiful gifts. Poetry of WH Auden, poems selected by John Fuller, cover by Paul CatherallPoetry of Sylvia Plath, poems selected by Ted Hughes, cover by Peter LawrencePoetry of John Betjeman, poems selected by Hugo Williams, cover by Joe McLarenPoetry of T.S. Eliot, poems selected by T.S. Eliot, cover by Clare CurtisW.B. Yeats, poems selected by Seamus Heaney, cover by Heaney Nick MorleyPoetry of Ted Hughes, poems selected by Simon Armitage, cover by Mark Hearld
Today, June 16th, is the day on which James Joyce’s mammoth novel Ulysses takes place.
Check out what’s going on in Ireland and around the world and a brief timeline of where and when the novel’s events take place on the James Joyce Center website.
This weekend I flew into Boston for a really lovely wedding in Western Massachusetts, so I wanted to share pics of few East Coast libraries. I love how some have a cozy, quaint feel and others are nice and grand.
Want to show me your library shots? Send pics to firstname.lastname@example.org and I might include them in a future library post.
Calais Free Library, Maine from Number six (bill lapp) on Flickr.
Kennedy Library, Boston from Tony the Misfit on Flickr.
Library of Congress, Washinton DC from maveric2003 on Flickr.
I’ve been a little obsessed with library shots lately. I’d love to find more great libraries, so if you have library shots from your hometown or places you’ve visited, email them to me at email@example.com and I’ll try to include them in a post on that library!
Today I’m loving the Seattle Public Library…so colorful!
from Jan Tik on flickr
Overdue library books? For two weeks, The San Francisco Public Library is forgiving your overdue book fines if you just bring the books back! Anytime from May 3rd-May 16th, return your overdue library books to any San Francisco Public Library branch and your fines will be forgiven. To encourage people to participate, the Library is asking people to share their best excuse for why their books are overdue at sfpl.org/fineamnesty.
I’ve seen lots of vintage typewriter key products (I even posted a little while back about vintage typewriter key products on Etsy) but this is the first time I’ve seen computer keys repurposed like this. These SECCO hairbands designed by Taru Norberg (and sold by the Greener Grass Design) are made from used computer, type-writer, and cashier register keys. I’m not sure the computer keys have the same allure as the typewriter. I have to admit they look cute as a hairband, but it seems like something a only a little girl would wear, and from what I know of little girls, they would probably prefer something pink or sparkly! Apparently they have been a hit by standards though: In 2007, the Swedish National Museum included Norberg’s hairbands into their modern design collection.
Sean Clarity, inspired by The Velveteen Rabbit
Heads up San Francisco book-lovers! There’s a cool exhibit opening this Friday, May 1 at Gallery 1988 (1173 Sutter St., at Polk). It’s called “Beyond the Page: Re-Illustrating Our Favorite Children’s Books,” and if you couldn’t tell from the title of the exhibit, it features original illustrations of characters and scenes from favorite children’s books. Some of the books you’ll see new art for: Bridge to Terabithia, Little Red Riding Hood, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Velveteen Rabbit, Calvin and Hobbes, and Snow White.
The show is free, but the gallery asks visitors to bring a new children’s book. They’ll be donated to the San Francisco Unified School District. The show lasts May 1-21, 2009, and the opening reception is Friday May 1, 7-10pm.
Whew, it has a busy couple weeks. A big thank you for all the kind messages about the new book! I feel bad that I’ve been neglecting my blogging, but I’m back in action now. One of the fun things I’ve been working on lately is a new blog design, so you can look forward to seeing that in a month or so. In the meantime, I’ve got some great books, book artists, and book products to share, plus some cool library shots, so be sure to check back in!
Currently reading: The Best American Travel Writing, edited by Pico Iyer (so far, it’s been good for travel writing inspiration)
Currently loving: these tiny books for the fridge on flickr.
I love this nifty card catalog generator on Blyberg.net, which lets you make your own library catalog cards. Just fill in the Call Number, Title, Card Text, and other “scribbles,” then click “Make It!” and presto, you’ve got your own cards.
The San Francisco guidebook San Francisco Step by Step (published by Insight Guides) became available today at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and other major book retailers. Whether you’re a San Francisco visitor, newcomer, or someone who has called the Bay Area home for years, this San Francisco travel guidebook’s walking tours are a great way to explore San Francisco on foot. Of course, another reason I’m so excited about these San Francisco walking tours is because I wrote them! To learn more about the San Francisco Step by Step travel guidebook, click here. Happy exploring!
I’m still trying to figure out what to do with a lot of blank wall space in my apartment, so I’ve been doing some more hunting for prints of book covers. Some of my favorite book posters from art.com this round are below.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (love that deep crimson color!), Around the World in Eighty Days, Paradise Lost by John Milton, Title page of the first edition of Les Miserables by Victor , One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia MarquezHugo
For a little while now I’ve been looking for an old library card catalog. My quest has largely been disappointing in its results (probably because I don’t want to spend too much on it), but the other day I got a bit of inspiration to keep looking, via this design*sponge spotlight on Matthew Fairbanks. Fairbanks is a Brooklyn-based furniture artist who created this lovely card catalog writing desk.
I went hunting for some other nice card catalog shots and found lots of good ones, rekindling my hope that there’s a card catolog out there for me somewhere…
Tasteful (ha ha) use of card catolags on Apartment Therapy:
Interesting drawer…“Cataloging the Ladies, Barr Smith Libary, Adelaide” from ms sdb on flickr:
And lastly, a blast from the past — New York Public Library, circa 1923:
After stumbling upon some fantastic creations of Melbourne-based book Nicholas Jones (via an interview at the design files), I’ve been poring over the photographs of Nicholas’ folded and cut works on his website. Check these out, and find more here:
“Current Affairs Bulletin 1”
This Wednesday, the David Cohen Prize for Literature was given to poet Seamus Heaney. The lifetime achievement award is given to a living author every two years, and recognizes the writer’s contribution to British literature.
Also announced this week were the nominees for two prestigious literary awards — the Orange Prize and Man Booker International Prize. The Man Booker International Prize is also a lifetime achievement award; it’s presented every other year to a fiction writer. This year’s nominees are: Peter Carey, Evan S Connell, Mahasweta Devi, E.L. Doctorow, James Kelman, Mario Vargas Llosa, Arnošt Lustig, Alice Munro,V S Naipaul, Joyce Carol Oates, Antonio Tabucchi, Ngugi Wa Thiong’O, Dubravka Ugresic, and Ludmila Ulitskaya. I’m really happy to see Alice Munro on the list — she’s one of my favorite authors. The Man Booker International Prize will be awarded in May.
The Orange Prize nominees were also announced this week (finalists will be announced on April 21, and the winner revealed on June 3). The annual prize is awarded to a female fiction writer. There are 20 nominees, including Marilynne Robinson (for Home) and Toni Morrison (for A Mercy). Click here for the full list of nominees.
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