The objects and their organization bind us to something larger than ourselves,...– Philipp Blom, in The New York Times
Books I Read in 2011, Or, Be My Friend on... →
He was moving in a way I’d never seen him move in the apartment, reacting to...– Stephanie Clifford, in the Times. Cats on leashes? Maybe. Nice passages about cats? Definitely.
International Association of Successful Individuals jason.dean, This is the...– In my work email inbox this morning. Hahaha!
Choosing a book for someone only heightens my feelings of deficiency because...– Billy Collins, via The New York Times.
A reader’s tastes are peculiar. Choosing books to read is like making your...– Jane Smiley is the author, most recently, of “Private Life,” a novel. Via the New York Times.
Don’t become a librarian because you like to read.– Caro Pinto, Libarchivist — our third Five Question Friday, up this Friday. (via thecardiganlibrarian) Rather, don’t become a librarian only because you like to read. Liking books and reading is an important starting point, obviously, but there’s quite a bit more to it than that. (via...
A Peek Inside the Libraries of Famous Writers →
Surprise books for the holidays, from the... →
There are various methods of producing a lithograph, but the simplest is to draw...– Low, Susanne M., and John James Audubon. A Guide to Audubon’s Birds of America: A Concordance Containing Current Names of the Birds, Plate Names with Descriptions of Plate Variants, a Description of the Bien Edition, and Corresponding Indexes. New Haven: William Reese Co. & Donald A....
Santa's phone number? ME 2-6681. →
laphamsquarterly: Better than Callin’ Oates? You decide. 719-26-OATES. usagov: You might know that NORAD tracks Santa’s path around the globe each year, but do you know why? Read the story.
New Organization Helps Libraries Get Artsy to... →
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A library is thought in cold storage– Herbert Samuel (via uflibrary) (via librarianista)
Amazon’s Jungle Logic →
Though the conventional wisdom these days about library spaces is that students...
Free libraries are one of the strengths of our... →
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get...– Robert A. Heinlein (via wordpainting)