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The Joy of Books

I cannot even fathom the amount of work that went into this stop-motion video. Un-shelving, re-shelving, resetting the store the next morning, starting all over again at night… Still, this video is magical.

About the project (from the YouTube page):

After organizing our bookshelf almost a year ago (http://youtu.be/zhRT-PM7vpA), my wife and I decided to take it to the next level. We spent many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto. Everything you see here can be purchased at Type Books. Grayson Matthews generously composed the beautiful, custom music. But none of it could have been done without all the volunteer hands who shelved and reshelved books all night, every night.

(Link via Moira)

(If you can’t see the video above, it’s available on YouTube.)