Weird and bizarre books you probably won’t believe are real

There’s a book out there for everything. Ever find yourself wondering how to survive a robot uprising, how to outwit a squirrel, how to start your own country, or how to preserve an octopus in clear plastic? What about what to do if you’re being eaten by a bear (assumedly slowly enough that you have time to read up on it), how to teach physics to your dog, or how to avoid huge ships? Clearly huge ships must be more of a hazard that most of us realise, with that last title being SOLD OUT of the Abe Books weird book room.

Nowadays the internet houses the answer to most anything and everything, so odds are you don’t need a book on how to make craft items with your pantyhose or how to create an ’80s metal hairstyle, but that’s not really the point. It’s really just pure amusement that some of the titles in the weird book room were ever deemed necessary in the first place.

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Well worth looking through for pure entertainment value, you can find the weird book at the link above, with a second lot here.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for, where she serves as the publication's Editor.