Best of the Art of Google Books

While Google Maps with Street View has been known to photograph things that are out of the ordinary, Google Books isn’t something you’d think capable of doing the same. The Art of Google Books by Krissy Wilson aims to “recognize book digitization as re-photography, and to value the signs of use that accompany these texts as worthy of documentation and study.” Check out some of the inadvertent artwork from Google Books, including crinkled pages, library-book checkout stamps, marginalia, and more.

Cobwebs to Catch Flies: or Dialogues in Short Sentences, Adapted to Children by Eleanor Fenn (1885)