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25 June 2011

A Good Cover! Out of Print-T Shirts with a Mission

Out of Print

Books are the treasured
wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance
of generations and nations.
-Henry David Thoreau

As long as I can remember I have loved old book shops.  They are few and far between in this country now, even in an old city like Boston. As we go digital and Kindle out our libraries, the feel of the page and the weight of the book in our hand connecting us to the words we read is getting lost, as is the experience of flipping through a dusty book that has been lovingly read by who knows how many adoring readers. Old books shops and independent bookstores are treasures, you never know what you will find and often you can  uncover some out of print covers.

When you roam the shelves of your favorite book shop searching for something new to read it is the cover that draws you in first-that cover must tell a story long before you turn the first page.  Book jacket art very often sells you the book, books with stories that you may hold dear and return to again and again.  A wonderful site, Out of Print ,celebrates classic and iconic book cover art, often from out of print editions of famous titles, and prints them on Ts that are  "...treated to feel soft and worn like a well-read book."  

T shirts are not only fun fashion,but also a way to make a statement. The Ts from Out of Print  not only  cheer great literary art and our love for all things with pages, but with every T sold  Out of Print  will donate a book to a community in need through Books for Africa, an organization dedicated to "ending the book famine in Africa" by collecting and distributing books to children in Africa and spreading the joy of books and reading. In October of last year after only 10 months Out of Print sent over 20,000 books to Africa.  
Out of Print also sells iPhone and e-reader covers with their cover art. Be sure to visit their blog with posts all about wonderful independent new and used bookshops and great literary finds. Come Visit Pearls of Grace.