Whether you are a bibliophile or simply enjoy reading a good book when you can, here are some of the best TED Talks to watch that will make you fall in love with books again.
Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK it is.
Have you ever experienced picking up a book because of its eye-catching cover? If you have, at some point, been interested with book covers, this talk is filled with humor and a fascinating glimpse into creating cover designs.
Elif Shafak: The politics of fiction
Author Elif Shafak talks about the power of reading and writing to fuel imagination and break boundaries. She shares insights on how fiction promote more openness to diverse experiences and build empathy thus overcoming limiting views like identity politics.
Jean-Baptiste Michel + Erez Lieberman Aiden: What we learned from 5 million books
Jean-Baptiste Michel and Erez Lieberman Aiden shares the fascinating discoveries they had while using Google Labs’ Ngram Viewer. Here they talk about what they learned from 5 million books and the billions of words contained in them.
Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind
Some childhood dreams do not come true. And Lisa Bu can attest to that. In this inspiring talk, she shares how books broaden her perspectives and helped her create a different path from what she always dreamt about when she was a child.
Mac Barnett: Why a good book is a secret door
Mac Barnett writes children’s books and in this video he shares how reading takes readers to a whole new world. He talks about how the written words and illustrations found in books inspire creativity, fuel a sense of wonder, and expand the imagination.