Where Did the Books on Your Bookshelves Come From?

Book collection secret pasts

Introvert Doodles recently posted this confessional bookish graphic.
If you like this one, you might also enjoy its cousins.

Found via Bookaholics’ Facebook page


A Booklover’s Dilemma

Bookaholic Cafe recently posted a booklover’s realization that, come moving day, she was definitely relieved to realize she’d stored her home library in a computerized gadget instead of buying them in their print versions.

Some of the comments readers then posted were very interesting.

Read the post and the comments.

Downsizing When You Own 35,000 Books

Alberto Manguel photo

What’s it like to move from a home with thousands of books to a “small apartment”?

Famous book lover (and book writer) Alberto Manguel knows, and this past summer he explained to an ABC reporter what that feels like – and how he came to own so many books, despite the fact that he works in a library.

Read the story from ABC’s website.

Found via The Book Project’s Facebook page

Intrepid Librarians Tracking Down Elusive Book Titles

Finding Lost Books image

Librarians all over the world help readers every day hunt down the titles of half-remembered (sometimes wrongly-remembered) books.

The Lipstick Librarian recently posted a story about a gaggle of New York librarians who got together as a group one day to do this. Read the story.

Found via The Lipstick Librarian’s Facebook page