Entrances and Exit

Entrances and Exits by Reif Larsen (Editions at Play, January 2016)

Introduced by Anna Gerber and Britt Iversen of Visual Editions 

Our new adventure Editions At Play, a digital bookstore for books that cannot be printed, made in attached-by-the-hip partnership with the brilliant team of Googlers at Google Creative Lab in Sydney is live as of today.

We’re opening the store with two new titles by fantastic writers: a book that travels the world called Entrances & Exits by Reif Larsen set inside Google Street View; and a book that takes sides called The Truth About Cats & Dogs by the rivaling Joe Dunthorne and Sam Riviere.

Entrances & Exits by Reif Larsen is a Borgesian love story told through Google Street View, in which the narrator discovers a mysterious key in an abandoned bookshop and gradually learns of its power to open and close doors around the world. The story is a beautiful dance between fictional narrative real locations that seamlessly spans the globe. Read time: 1 hr

Editions At Play is a website aimed at book lovers, tech geeks and design peeps. We sell unprintable books that you can read on your phone. It’s a response to the world of digital books, e-books, enhanced e-books, and online PDFs. Because quite frankly we believe readers deserve more. So why not make digital books that are more bookish. And more delightful. And even magical.

All books are hosted on individual websites (which means they’re made using HTML, pretty cool, right?) and you can get access to them when you buy them on Google Play Books. There is also a big pile of napkin sketch ideas for digital books, which we’re hoping to grow and grow and grow.

Go go go. And have a play. And tell us if something isn’t working. And also what you think. We’ve all worked really hard on it for the last 12 months and we hope you love it. And don’t be shy to send us your ideas. And. Oh just go already 😉

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Compatibility notes:

  • This book doesn’t like every device. Please try before buying
  • Compatible with iPhone 4s and above on iOS8 and up
  • Compatible with most Android devices on V4.4 KitKat and up (but not some, like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Android One)
  • Works best using the latest Chrome or Safari browser


About the author:

Reif Larsen‘s first novel, The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet, was a New York Times Bestseller and later made into a film by Jean Pierre Jeunet (of Amélie fame). His most recent novel I Am Radar was published in 2015. Reif is also a film maker and has made documentaries in the US, UK and sub-Saharan Africa. He lives with his family in Scotland.

One thought on “Entrances and Exit

  1. jazzy upbeat marketing for (quote) “book lovers, tech geeks and design peeps.”
    Sorry to sound critical but that (particular) combination strikes me as nightmarish! (Bit like Thatcher reciting St Francis on steps of No 10)
    Much as I would appreciate handling a(ny) new edition of Don Quixote (my very favourite novel), I fear £35 puts it (way) out of my (miniscule) budget.
    Boo hoo Mr Sourgrapes, I hear you mutter, and I take the point (on the chin) but in what respect, I wonder, is Exits & Entrances a (genuinely) ‘Borgesian’ love story? Curious to find out, I checked the website and discovered a (horrible) dizzying roundelay that left me (a computer illiterate) faintly nauseous. Googling further afield, it turns out (I kid you not) that
    “Good design of entrances and exits is important for people with sight loss and dementia.”
    I rest my case.


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