Reading

Reading Raves

Micro Trends

Reading Raves

Communal reading events are attracting young consumers for their unique blend of socialising and serenity.
Reading : Books : Gen Z Loneliness
The Author Clock brings literature to daily moments

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The Author Clock brings literature to daily moments

The Author Clock uses quotes from novels to announce the time, transforming the timepiece into a discovery tool for contemporary and classic litera...
Design : Technology : Media & Entertainment
Podcast rebranded as Realm to capture audio escapism

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Podcast rebranded as Realm to capture audio escapism

Audio entertainment company Serial Box has rebranded as Realm to capture a sense of magical escapism for its listeners.
Branding : Health : Wellness
Reading Market

Markets

Reading Market

Innovators are harnessing pandemic behaviours to re-imagine books for a new generation of escapist, eco-conscious and phygital readers.
Media : Entertainment : Youth
Penguin strips back reading with eco Naked books

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Penguin strips back reading with eco Naked books

To mark its 85th anniversary, Penguin is launching Naked Books as a way of continuing to offer a tactile reading experience in a more eco-conscious...
Media : Technology : Focus Filter
Stat: UK adults read books to escape the pandemic

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Stat: UK adults read books to escape the pandemic

Consumers are changing their reading habits during lockdown, according to new research by Nielsen.
Society : Covid-19 : Coronavirus
This phygital book helps children become bilingual

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This phygital book helps children become bilingual

Habbi Habbi uses engaging UX to teach toddlers how to speak Mandarin and Spanish.
Youth : Leisure : Reading
Stat: Young readers are turning pages on Instagram

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Stat: Young readers are turning pages on Instagram

As books are updated for the digital age, Instagram continues to evolve into a reading platform.
Leisure : Reading : Technology
Literary Hospitality

Micro Trends

Literary Hospitality

Increasing the provision of the printed page is fast usurping the large in-room flat screen as smart hoteliers’ core entertainment offer.
Hospitality : Travel : Luxury
Google Home makes children’s stories interactive

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Google Home makes children’s stories interactive

Disney and Google are bringing children's stories to life with a range of physical books that can be enhanced with the use of a Google Home device.
Youth : Technology : Reading
Boook.Land takes a collective approach to novel writing

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Boook.Land takes a collective approach to novel writing

The digital platform allows writers and illustrators across the world to completely control the story.
Digital : Media : Reading
Thought-starter: Are young people still reading books?

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Thought-starter: Are young people still reading books?

Despite the time they spend online young people still want traditional book formats. Foresight writer Rhiannon McGregor navigates the brands and in...
Youth : Reading : YouTube
Young Bibliophiles

Micro Trends

Young Bibliophiles

Despite the time they spend online young people still want traditional book formats. Brands and influencers are therefore using digital channels to...
Youth : Reading : YouTube
Serial Box delivers fiction as push notifications

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Serial Box delivers fiction as push notifications

New York – Publishing platform Serial Box is re-imagining the traditional novel format with a new campaign that sends stories of 150-characters or ...
Media : Books : Reading
Book chain

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Book chain

Australia – Editions at Play’s latest publication is a blockchain-based book that challenges conventional notions of ownership.
Blockchain : Book : Post-ownership
Nadine Chahine: Monotype

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Nadine Chahine: Monotype

Why the glance is the currency of the age.
The Focus Filter : Monotype : Typography
Digital dailies

Big Ideas

Digital dailies

Global – Radish provides original curated literary content that is aimed at digitally connected consumers.
Radish : Books : Futuretainment
Internet explorers

Big Ideas

Internet explorers

US – The Internet of Mysterious Things is a new children’s book that helps readers to unravel the science behind connected technology using an in...
The Internet Of Mysterious Things : IoT : Parenting Market
Snowy stories

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Snowy stories

Global – A new voice-activated digital book app aims to instil confidence in young children learning to read.
The Snow Fox : SiriKit : Parenting
Looky look

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Looky look

Singapore – Leading hospitality group Lo & Behold is giving back to the local community with a public reading room and tea salon.
Singapore : Reading Room : New Urban Guilds
Wonderland

News

Wonderland

Hangzhou, China – A new bookstore uses mirrors to create a whimsical space for shopping and reading.
Bookstores : XL-Muse : Interiors
In a Pickle

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In a Pickle

California – The Pickle Index is a transmedia storytelling experience set in a dystopian world governed by pickle consumption.
Interactive : Revelation Brands : Slow Media
Backseat book

Big Ideas

Backseat book

New York – Uber has launched its own in-car magazine for New York Fashion Week.
Uber : Arriving Now : NYFW 2015
Single-minded

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Single-minded

Tokyo – Morioka Shoten is a book store that has made the bold decision to stock only one book at a time.
Morioka Shoten : Bookstore : Ginza
Michael Corballis: Forget Mindfulness and Let Your Mind Wander

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Michael Corballis: Forget Mindfulness and Let Your Mind Wander

Instead of trying to live intensely in the present, we should let our minds drift and wander, says professor Michael Corballis.
Mindfulness : HeadSpace : Neurology
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