Category Archives: Libraries

Revenge of the Librarians

Regular visitors to Travel Between The Pages will be well aware of my appreciation for cartoonist Tom Gauld’s hilarious comics. So, I was happy to discover that he has a new book of cartoons that will be released in the … Continue reading

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It’s That Time of the Year Again

Forty years after Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 to raise awareness about censorship, the issue has taken on new importance across the country. This year more than ever it’s essential that we raise awareness about book banning and … Continue reading

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The Very Definition of Irony

  Even if you do not live in North America you are probably aware that the United States has been experiencing a wave of book bannings and attempts by a vocal neo-Fascist Christian Nationalist minority to censor both library books … Continue reading

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Marginal Medieval Memes

Even if you don’t geek out over illuminated manuscripts as much as I do, there’s a good chance that you will be entertained by the short video below. It’s likely that you’ve seen images from medieval manuscripts depicting both real … Continue reading

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Librarians on Horseback

The Pack Horse Library Project was a  wonderful Works Progress Administration (WPA) project that delivered books to remote regions in the Appalachian Mountains between 1935 and 1943. The program created thirty libraries and served more than 100,000 people in rural communities. … Continue reading

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Library of Unwanted Manuscripts

I’ve been an admirer of the writing of Richard Brautigan since I first read his books In Watermelon Sugar  and Trout Fishing in America when I was a teenager. I was recently reminded of the existence in Vancouver, Washington, of … Continue reading

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Another World Just Waiting At My Fingertips

 

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Do You Need A Reading Sheperd

Shepherd is a curated book discovery tool based on author recommendations: “We ask authors to share their favorite books around topics and themes they are passionate about and why they recommend each book.” Although the website is relatively new, it’s off … Continue reading

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Sunday Sundries

Atlas of endangered alphabets – is an excellent project aiming to save indigenous and minority writing systems. High Life – Just discovered that you don’t even have to leave home to read British Airways’ really rather good in-flight magazine. Worth … Continue reading

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Bibliophile Wolf

 

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