Your Favorite Classic Books: Now In 3D

Prepare yourself for a visual blast — books like you’ve never read them before. On April 1st, 2011, Better World Books is proud to announce a breakthrough in literary technology: Classic books in 3D.

Welcome to the future of reading. We call this brand-new home entertainment BWB3D™.

All you will need in order to enjoy this new literary experience is a pair of our brand new stereoscopic spectacles, and of course one of our new line of 3D-printed books. You will be right there, part of the action, experiencing the story as it comes to life.

Just imagine experiencing classic literature with never-before-seen immersion. Doing the Charleston with the Great Gatsby. Being right there with Ishmael when he says “Call me Ishmael.”

Thanks to the marvels of modern technology, you can experience Dostoevsky, O’Connor, Faulkner, Stein… all in eye-popping 3D. Turn even the dustiest of your dusty tomes into edge-of-your-seat page-turners.

And the good news?  You can get this cutting edge technology today (while supplies last).

Disclaimer: Please use BWB3D™ Glasses only as directed. While wearing BWB3D™ Glasses, please do not look directly at the sun. Additionally, please do not look directly at computer monitors, active microwaves, the horizon, laser pointer dots, car dashboard displays, fluorescent lights, LEDs of any kind, blogs, airport signage, reflective surfaces such as mirrors or burnished metals, hand towels, desks, things that are maroon, other people wearing BWB3D™ Glasses, domesticated cats, or air. Under no circumstances should BWB3D™ Glasses be immersed in water or fed after midnight. While wearing BWB3D™ Glasses, do not make sudden motions of the head or neck. Do not perform advanced calculus while wearing BWB3D™ Glasses, as approximately 3% of subjects experienced undesired effects including but not limited to headaches, nausea, shakes, time travel, shortness of breath, and freezer burn. If you have any technical, biological, or legal issues with your BWB3D™ Glasses, please consult your BWB3D™ Glasses User’s Manual. Please do not read the BWB3D™ Glasses User’s Manual while wearing BWB3D™ Glasses.


  1. Sweet! Ordering my pair today! 🙂

  2. Jessica Gilbey says:

    April fools! Do I win a book prize? 😉

  3. Can I read a normal book while wearing these glasses? Love it.

  4. Will there be a compatible edition of Flatland released soon?

  5. Limited Edition for 4/1/11 only – right?

  6. Love it! I’m ordering mine TODAY!

  7. “Additionally, please do not look directly at … domesticated cats …”


  8. Gayle Harriis says:

    Send my pair pote hastr…April Fool sday back at you!

  9. “Do not perform advanced calculus while wearing BWB3D™ Glasses, as approximately 3% of subjects experienced undesired effects including but not limited …time travel…”

    One of the many reasons I love you guys!

  10. I think this is a classic april fools con

  11. This is brilliant!

  12. dumb idea
    why can’t people just enjoy books the way they where meant to be enjoyed without all of these special effects

  13. Thanks for the pick-me-up. Loved this piece!

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  15. Tell me that this is an April Fool’s joke!

  16. From personal experience, I must add these warnings. Do not attempt to tie your shoes, paint your nails, or jump from the ceiling….tragic results!

  17. Debbie West says:

    that was too cute! At first I thought you were serious about the disclaimer. it sounded SOO real! I love it!

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