What happens in the library…goes on Spotted.
Help out historians by volunteering to transcribe old documents online. Here are some fun projects to work on.
Give me a good nook and a good book.
In celebration of National Library Week (4/13-4/19), here is an homage to a group of greatly misunderstood and underappreciated professionals.
Several pages from copies of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank have been found torn or ripped out in 31 public libraries in Tokyo.
Please, tell me again how much fun you’re having without me.
The libraries of the world are under threat. Here are some reasons to care.
On the occasion of Philip K. Dick’s birthday.
A book-free holiday gift guide for the book lover in your life.
Tumblr blog Librarian Shaming has revealed the dark side of librarians the world over.
The world is a beautiful place.
Have you seen these book nooks pop up in your town? Check out these seriously cool designs and find out how you can set up your own Little Free Library!
These 16 amazing libraries are full of beautiful interiors — and books — to check out.
This library was a book lovers dream.
Check out the cool stickers I just put on my book cart!
The first step is admitting it. The second step is to keep right on reading.
These imaginative posters from the 1960s encouraged kids to (gasp!) explore the library.
Mark Twain said, “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” Mark Twain would have lost his mind if he saw these places.
Were you the kid reading Catcher In The Rye, did you go through a really bitter Lord Of The Flies phase, how many times were you forced to read The Great Gatsby? We want to know what your favorite book was and why!
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As if books weren’t cool enough by themselves, they go and put them in these awesome buildings.
This day an age of technology we can’t forget the analog internet cafes with dark wood, detailed workmanship, leaded glass windows and tier after towering tier of books â€“ classic historic libraries are a bibliophileâ€™s dream.
I may have popped a literary boner for this concept. Olivier Charles created this digital rendering for an International Competition of Architecture for the Stockholm Public Library.
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BRB, hugging my bookcase forever. Books are the most wonderful things in the universe.
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As the availability of urban apartment space continues to decline, a whole new style of library has begun popping up around the country. They’re tool libraries, and for just a few dollars a month members get access to a garage full of tools and community resources to help perform simple home maintenance and repair. In Philly, annual membership is only $20 a year and gets you access to cool tools like squirrel traps, lawn mowers, and chainsaws.
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