Posted by: bluesyemre | December 9, 2017

From #Joyce to #Rabelais, 5 must-read #books for curious minds


Libreria manager Paddy Butler shares his top book choices for a more forward-thinking world…

Libreria is a London bookshop with a difference. With categories such as “Utopia”, “The Sea and the Sky” and “Mothers, Madonnas and Whores,” its curation is eclectic.

“I think the best way to be creative is to look outside what you perceive as being ideal,” says Libreria manager Paddy Butler. “You may have an idea that is original, but there is no such thing as an original idea. I don’t even know what original means.”

That’s Butler’s roundabout way of saying Liberia thinks about books in a more offbeat way. The shop bans mobile phones and doesn’t have Wi-Fi, whilst its interior was designed by Spanish architects SelgasCano. By placing science alongside fiction and philosophy, Libreria hopes browsers will find new ideas that will challenge their preconceptions.

WIRED asked Butler to share the five books he thinks we should all be reading. And if you’re looking for book ideas, be sure to have a look at WIRED picks of the best books to read in 2017 too.

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