Wrong. So Wrong.

March 11, 2018

Backward-facing books

We agree with John Warner, aka the Chicago Tribune’s “Biblioracle,” that there is only one wrong way to organize your books. And this is it.

Found at The BookCase Project via Facebook

3/25/18 Postscript: Here’s a similar plea not to do this to your bookshelves.

Found at Bookstr


Can Parents Teach Their Kids to Love Reading Books?

March 11, 2018

Mother Reading to Child by Mary-Cassatt

According to this lovely account posted earlier this year to Literary Hub, it definitely happens.

Found via Facebook; the image is from a painting by Mary Cassatt


Dept. of Nifty Bookends

March 11, 2018

Nifty bookend

Found at The Bookcase Project via Facebook

Booklover’s Dilemma #43: Forgetting What You’ve Read!

March 11, 2018

Books into Birds

This essay won’t fix the problem, but it might make you feel less crazy, if you’re a booklover who’s realized how much of what you’ve read you’ve totally forgotten.

Found at The Atlantic via Facebook

What Books (Supposedly) Smell Like

March 11, 2018

This perennial question (well, perennial for book-sniffing booklovers, anyway) has many answers, but here’s what one poll concluded.

Found at Bookstr

A Gallery of Reading Nook Ideas

July 8, 2017


The collection of seventy-two (!) reading nook photos recently posted to Bored Panda is the largest such collection I’ve seen so far. Some of these nooks are actually not very nookish – or even “cozy,” – but you can still find some unconventional ideas for a “home reading area” from browsing through these photos.

Found via Title Wave’s Facebook page 

A Sampling of Italy’s Gorgeous Libraries

June 19, 2017

Laurentian Library

A recent article in the New York Times describes its writer’s visits to several famous (pre-modern) libraries in Venice, Rome, and Florence. Booklovers traveling to those cities in Italy might will find the links at the end of the article helpful in planning their own pilgrimages to these beautiful spaces.

Contributed by booklover Peg Kirkpatrick