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As we’ve mentioned before, we’re strongly in favor of real live, glue-and-paper books. As gifts and otherwise. We just wish they’d put a little more effort into being cool.

Fortunately, an LES shop called Occulter is doing their part, with a line of classic titles conveniently encased in black rubber. The result is a batmobile version of some more intriguing titles history has to offer.

Take particular note of those dangling tabs on the edges. The book is sealed shut when you buy it, so the giftee has to tear it open if they want to start reading—kind of like a book with unopened pages, if you’re into that sort of thing.

And we are.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom