A Night at the Bookstore Illustrates the Magic of Books

In a time when e-readers and digital books are gaining massive popularity, it almost seems that good old-fashioned paper books are fading into the background. Sean Ohlenkamp and his wife understand just how magical books are, though, and they share that knowledge with the world in their enchanting stop-motion short “The Joy of Books.”

Working over several nights, the Ohlenkamps and their team of volunteers brought an entire bookstore to life. They used Type Books in Toronto as the stage for their exploration of the secret lives of books. The resulting video is a reminder of the magic that real books will always hold.

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