Category Archives: Libraries

The feeling of communion in the libraries

Most English speakers are familiar with the American author E.B. White from his contributions to the iconic writing guide The Elements of Style or through his classic children’s books such as Charlotte’s Web. During World War II, he received a request … Continue reading

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A Reading List For Bookshop Lovers

I strongly suspect that most visitors to Travel Between The Pages are also the types of folks who love to spend time in bookshops. During these trying times, most of us are probably longing to hang out and browse our … Continue reading

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Call and Response

I’m disappointed that I will be missing this current exhibition at New York City’s magnificent Morgan Museum and Library. Betye Saar: Call and Response is based on Los Angeles–based artist Betye Saar who emerged in the 1960s as a major voice in American … Continue reading

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A Year of Good Reading

January. A year of good reading ahead is a wonderful book poster from a large WPA collection from the Library of Congress. The series of posters was created by the Federal WPA during the 1930s.  

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The Person of the Year

The book trade magazine Publishers Weekly has named the “Book Business Worker” as person of the year. The wonderful graphic above illustrates just some of the multitudes who keep publishing and bookselling going even in the midst of a world-wide pandemic. You … Continue reading

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Old Nieuw Amsterdam

I come from two old New York City families, but not nearly as old as these 17th century views of the city when it was still the Dutch  West India Company’s colony of Nieuw Amsterdam. Published in 1651, the image … Continue reading

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The Ideal Library

 

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Books By Bike

Although Sri Lanka has one of the highest youth literacy rate in South Asia, there are still many villages all across the country with no libraries and no access to books. To address this problem, social worker Mahinda Dasanayaka created … Continue reading

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Reading is still the path

“The gears of poverty, ignorance, hopelessness, and low self-esteem mesh to create a kind of perpetual failure machine that grinds down dreams from generation to generation. We all bear the cost of keeping it running. Illiteracy is its linchpin…. Frederick … Continue reading

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Escape to New York

Every year, the New York Public Library publishes humorous Black Friday ads that promote things like free books and 100%  off coupons. This Thanksgiving the library offered a  “Book Your Dream Getaway.” The “Black Friday travel deal” is an “all-inclusive … Continue reading

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