Bookish Graphic du Jour

July 24, 2014

Bookish graphic #45

A Belcastro Agency graphic posted to Facebook by The Goodwill Librarian


Bamboo Library Cards!

June 24, 2014

new-library-card

The latest from the Department of Admirable Innovations (Public Library Division): converting from plastic library cards to cards made out of bamboo. Details.

I hope this idea catches on…but I also hope these cards are flexible enough for carrying around in one’s wallet.

Prediction: a library system finds a vendor who makes library cards out of hemp.


Bookish Graphic du Jour

June 4, 2014

Color Coded Library Graphic

Some readers’ suggested additional categories:

  • NEVER KNEW I HAD THIS BOOK
  • BORROWED FROM FRED
  • BORROWED FROM FORGOT WHO
  • UNRETURNED LIBRARY BOOKS
  • AUNT DIANA’S BOOK ON CHEMISTRY
  • DUPLICATE
  • THE THIRD VOLUME OF A LOST SERIES
  • PAID TOO MUCH FOR IT IN COLLEGE, BOOKSTORE WOULDN’T BUY IT BACK, AND FOR THE PRICE I PAID IT WILL SIT ON THIS SHELF TIL I DIE
  • READ IT AS A KID, HOPING MY KIDS WILL WANT TO READ IT SOMEDAY
  • KNOW I’M SUPPOSED TO READ, BUT CAN’T GET MOTIVATED

Re-posted to Facebook by (among others) Atlanta-based retired librarian Karen Skellie


Bookish Graphic du Jour

May 12, 2014

Bookish graphic #83

Posted to Facebook via (among others) librarian Jim Carmichael


Unusual New York City Libraries

May 6, 2014

Hispanic Society Library

Attention all you New York City residents (or bibliophiles bound any time soon for New York City): Atlas Obscura has posted a list (with photos) of some of New York City’s less well-known libraries.

Some of them are available to the Great Unwashed Public (via day passes), others are available only to members.

Found via a Facebook posting by librarian Leslie Kahn


Another Round of Both/And vs. Either/Or

May 6, 2014

paper_book660

Wired has posted a more-thoughtful-than-usual article about the respective advantages and disadvantages of printed and screen-accessed book.

Many of the comments posted by readers are equally interesting.

Found via a Facebook posting by librarian Leslie Kahn


Bookish Cartoon du Jour

April 25, 2014

Bookish cartoon

Our favorite Facebook comment on this bookish cartoon: “I hope that at least half my literary relationships end that way.”

Posted to Facebook by the Goodwill Librarian


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