Category Archives: Libraries

Books vs Burgers

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Time to read

     

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Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week is coming up again next week. The American Booksellers Foundation For Free Expression is encouraging readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, teachers and publishers to get involved in local activities. The theme of this year’s BBW is censorship of … Continue reading

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And then there’s this library

I received a decent undergraduate education at the University of Florida. At the heart of the sprawling campus was a substantial library housing wide-ranging collections that  included rare book and manuscripts. It even had a terrific comic books collection. So … Continue reading

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Do Libraries Float

I love libraries and I love boats; what could be better than a library on a boat ? The Floating Library is a new pop-up project that will open at New York City’s Hudson River Pier 25 on the Lilac Museum … Continue reading

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Moving Pictures

As a collector and seller of antiquarian books, late at night I sometimes get the feeling that the illustrations are stirring. Now I have proof. The Smithsonian Libraries blog is teeming with gifs based on illustrations based on historical books and publications. … Continue reading

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Library Inside Out

This month, the New York Public Library is celebrating the joy of reading with its “I Read Everywhere” program. Readers, writers and librarians are being asked to share photos of their favorite summer reading spots with the hashtag #ireadeverywhere. The … Continue reading

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Just Books, No Cookies

h/t to the Greene County Public Library

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Altered Books

Minneapolis-based artist Joseph Decamillis resuscitates discarded old books by reworking the covers with inserted miniature oil paintings on copper and steel plates. Decamillis’ work transforms the volumes into sculptural pieces while adding a new narrative dimension with his postage stamp … Continue reading

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Biblioart

Los Angeles-based artist Mike Stilkey turns discarded library books into whimsical works of art. The one-time street artist creates wonderful mixed media portraits of people and animals that have a decidedly early 20th century vibe. You can see lots more of … Continue reading

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