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The books dance: A Kindle can’t do this (Video)

Which is more visually fascinating: This?

Or this?

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up the new Kindle Fire at a news conference during the launch of Amazon's new tablets in New York. (© Shannon Stapleton / Reuters/REUTERS)

Sean Ohlenkamp and his wife, Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp, made this tribute to the printed word at Toronto’s Type Books. The stop-motion animated film was shot over four nights and the pair thank 25 volunteers on their YouTube description, writing that “none of it could have been done without all the volunteer hands who shelved and reshelved books all night, every night.”

Ohlenkamp isn’t the first to express his love for a good book through stop-motion animation: Check out Spike Jonze and Olympia Le Tan’s ode to the musty Parisian bookstore Shakespeare & Co., whose owner recently passed away.

Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts for the Weekend section and Going Out Guide.


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