Category Archives: Libraries

Lord of Books

José Alberto Gutiérrez is a former trash collector from Bogotá, Colombia, who  spent over 20 years collecting books discarded by residents during his night shifts. Gutiérrez together with his family created a home library called ‘La Fuerza de las Palabras’ … Continue reading

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Ghost Words

What does palimpsest mean? 1 : writing material (such as a parchment or tablet) used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased. 2 : something having usually diverse layers or aspects apparent beneath the surface.   One … Continue reading

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Does Your Library Hold The Secret To Happiness

If you visit Travel Between The Pages on a regular basis, you probably have noticed that I am a big-time evangelist for libraries and that I really like infographics. The graphics below show how libraries can help patrons not only … Continue reading

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A Strange Case

New York City’s amazing Morgan Library has scanned the entire handwritten manuscript to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde  and it’s now available for paging through and reading online. The manuscript of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella “The Strange … Continue reading

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Hotel Book Club

Hotel lending libraries are not a novel idea, but the project from Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in conjunction with Literary Hub puts a new spin on the concept. This month they launched the Kimpton X Literary Hub Book Club. Lit … Continue reading

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The Libraries Are Appreciated

The Libraries Are Appreciated, Jacob Lawrence From the Harlem series, No. 28 The Harlem Branch Library of the New York Public Library at 9 West 124th Street  

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All Aboard

I love a good story about a creative way to bring books to people. Thanks to the town of Norrtälje  all residents in Stockholm’s far-flung archipelago of islands have access to free reading materials by way of the Bokboten library. … Continue reading

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I Love Big Books

I wish we had an amazing institution like the fantastic Karabuk University’s library, in Karabuk, Turkey. Designed to look like a row of giant books on a shelf; it’s obvious from a distance what the building has to offer. Renowned … Continue reading

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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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