Category Archives: Libraries

Micrographia

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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Sculpture by the Sea

“When my Father died it was like a whole library had burned down” is Swedish artist Susanna Hesselberg’s contribution to this year’s Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Aarhus, Denmark. The cryptic title references Laurie Anderson’s song “World Without End”. … Continue reading

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Library Inside Out

This week the New York Public Library opened its always popular summer outdoor reading room on the Fifth Avenue plaza near 40th street in the heart of Manhattan. “The outdoor Reading Room 2015: Read Everywhere!” is open daily 10AM to … Continue reading

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When to let go

Anyone who has been to my home knows that I have a little book hoarding issue, but I’m working on it. This amusing infographic, created by San Francisco-based illustrator and designer Jon Adams, should resonate with kindred spirits.  

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Never Too Many Butlers

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