Category Archives: Libraries

Ban This Book

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Hemingway the Hoarder

Ernest Hemingway was one of the 20th century’s greatest writers, but he was also a big time hoarder. A new exhibition, “Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars”, at New York City’s grand Morgan Library and Museum is packed with examples of … Continue reading

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Libraries of the Mind

Shanghai-based artist Jie Ma’s imagined libraries are surreal, literary dreamscapes that intrigue and challenge the viewer. The extraordinary digital images offer fantastic sci-fiesque libraries of the mind.

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An Airport For Booklovers

Bibliophiles may want to consider a stop-over at Tallinn International Airport just to visit the wonderful free library for flyers. Opened two years ago, the library runs entirely on the honor system. There’s no membership requirement, no library card, and … Continue reading

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Los Angeles-based artist Charlotte Price created this engaging short film for the renowned Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Here’s what she had to say about the project: As a filmmaker, I spend many hours examining the world through a … Continue reading

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Can You Borrow My Book ?

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The Elephants Are Coming

Room to Read Laos, along with NGOs ElefantAsia and Action with Lao Children, created the Elephant Mobile Library. The  world’s first—and only—elephant powered library delivers Lao-language children’s books to rural primary schools in the northern Laotian province of Xaybouly. As … Continue reading

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Peripatetic Parisian Library

Où est la bibliothèque ? Any place you would like it to be is just dandy with the marvelous Bibliambule . This summer, a charming little rolling library, complete with seven hammocks for laid-back readers, has been popping up around … Continue reading

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A Place Just For Book Lovers

My television cable service offers literally hundreds of channels to chose from 24 hours a day. There are networks devoted to every sport imaginable. There are dozens of food and cooking shows. There are even entire networks that only show … Continue reading

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Reader’s Manifesto

I’m a big fan of Grant Snider’s clever cartoons. “A Reader’s Manifesto” is one of my favorites and it’s even available for purchase as a poster at Grant’s website Incidental Comics.

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