libraryjournal:

Original comic by John Kleckner, modified by an anonymous librarian.

libraryjournal:

Original comic by John Kleckner, modified by an anonymous librarian.

(via theinnkeeperlibrarian)


explore-blog:

The chemistry of what causes new and old book smells

explore-blog:

The chemistry of what causes new and old book smells

(via surroundedbybooks)



(via catsplaining)


When someone wants to start another print vs. e-book debate


HOW I FEEL WHEN DOING OBSCURE LITERATURE SEARCHES


ebookfriendly:

Turn your #iPhone into a small book of wisdom ⇢ 12 beautiful book-style iPhone covers http://ebks.to/1tGCadr

ebookfriendly:

Turn your #iPhone into a small book of wisdom ⇢ 12 beautiful book-style iPhone covers http://ebks.to/1tGCadr

I need it.





heyteenbookshey:

Elmhurst Public Library fights back against unclear book design

My patrons would loooooove this.

(via thespoilerendings)


Maybe our world doesn’t have magical owls that bring you invitations to go on adventures, but it does have libraries.

Andrew Slack – co-founder and Executive Director of the Harry Potter Alliance – in his keynote at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting (via forestparklibrary)

Eileen Cook said something very similar about the library - specifically, about teen programming like Book Camp - during her keynote address.

(via sslibrarianship)

(via surroundedbybooks)


americanlibraryassoc:

Resurrecting the Dead: what did Jane Austen look like?
Linda Rodriguez McRobbie on how art, history and software help us make educated guesses about unknown faces.

Jane Austen is a pretty woman, with curly brown hair hidden under a rather dowdy mobcap, brown eyes, the long, straight, “Austen” nose, and a clear, rosy complexion. She looks friendly, clever, bright, like what you’d think Jane Austen would look like.

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americanlibraryassoc:

Resurrecting the Dead: what did Jane Austen look like?

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie on how art, history and software help us make educated guesses about unknown faces.

Jane Austen is a pretty woman, with curly brown hair hidden under a rather dowdy mobcap, brown eyes, the long, straight, “Austen” nose, and a clear, rosy complexion. She looks friendly, clever, bright, like what you’d think Jane Austen would look like.

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WHEN I’VE JUST MADE THE SECOND CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIVE PEOPLE WALK IN


Anger, Disgust and

iworkatapubliclibrary:

A woman came to the desk with a look of disgust and anger on her face.

Woman: “You hardly have ANY sale books over there. What the hell am I supposed to do?”

Me [smiling]: “I’m so sorry we don’t have a lot of sale books right now. We do have many, many, many free books.” [gesturing at the stacks]

Woman [angrily]: “Ugh!”