Category Archives: Libraries

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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It’s World Book Day !

I’m certain that all of you bibliophiles know that today is UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. Readers around the globe are celebrating with all manner of bookish events. My friends in the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) are … Continue reading

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Vienna is calling all bibliophiles

On April 18th, the new Literature Museum of the Austrian National Library will officially open in Vienna. The institution will document the nation’s literature with rare manuscripts, books, letters, photographs, illustrations and related objects. Situated in the heart of the … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life

As part of its Living Knowledge campaign, the British Library released this wonderful video on a typical day in the life of the library. The original soundtrack, by DJ Yoda, was constructed by sampling the British Library’s enormous sound collection.

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Weapon of Mass Instruction

Buenos Aires artist Raul Lemesoff is celebrating World Book Day today with his latest rolling “weapon of mass instruction”. This version of his militant bookmobile is built on the chassis of an old Ford Falcon and is traveling around Argentina … Continue reading

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A book is an object fixed in time

Over at the Design Observer, librarian/curator/writer Timothy Young offers a damn good list of ten reasons why the printed book still matters. Here’s a stripped down version (see below) of the list. If you’re inclined, check out the fully unexpurgated … Continue reading

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Animal Farm is still banned in Cuba

It seems that as long as there have been books governments have been banning them. This infographic from printerinks.co.uk takes the long view on book banning throughout history. via http://www.printerinks.com

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It’s a plot

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