Category Archives: Libraries

A Sense of Place

I’m one of those insufferable bibliophiles who get a thrill from visiting the real world locations that I’ve read about in books. Now there’s a newly revamped website to appeal to book lovers everywhere. Placing Literature  centers on a crowd … Continue reading

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Color Me Medieval

The adult coloring book craze has even reached the lofty academic heights of Oxford University. The esteemed Bodleian Library in Oxford has released its own coloring book drawn from its collections. You can download your own pdf version right here. Now you can … Continue reading

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READ

To honor the passing of David Bowie, the American Library Association is re-issuing the classic poster (above) of the late artist. If you spent any time in a library or school during the 1990s, no doubt you saw the iconic … Continue reading

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Bringing Back The Athenaeum

Before there were free public libraries in North America, there were membership funded libraries. Often called Athenaeums, these literary associations were supported by dues paying members whose fees were used to buy books, pay librarians, and lease space. You probably … Continue reading

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Pop-up Libraries

Seoul South Korea’s Innovation Park seems like an unlikely location for a group of analog library pop-ups, but the tech start-up hub is now home to four colorful mini libraries. The mobile library project is the handiwork of ArchiWorkshop design … Continue reading

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Reading Is Good For You

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A Much Better Use

I’m always pleased to discover an abandoned ecclesiastical building that has been transformed for a higher purpose. In this case, the 16th century former Convento de San Augustin in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán Mexico was restored and turned into a public library. … Continue reading

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Another Year Immersed in Biblichor

Here we are again at the end of another year. It’s a time for stock taking, both literal and metaphorical. Regular followers of Travel Between The Pages may be aware that in real life I am a bookseller. At this … Continue reading

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Cold Read

Paganella is a fairly typical ski resort in the Italian Dolomites, with one exception; it’s also the home of the Biblio Igloo. For the last two seasons, the Trentino Alto Adige resort has sponsored a pop-up library in a specially … Continue reading

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Agree to Disagree

The University of Southern California’s Rossier Graduate School of education created this “Best Books of the 21st Century” infographic. I’ve got some personal quibbles with the selections. What do you think ?

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