LLTG: Librarians Love Tim Gunn
And so begins the movement to reclaim the word ‘schoolmarm.’
ALL OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
Tumblarians, your Thursday morning inspiration!
Beachfront Libraries are the Best Idea…Ever.
Via Huffington Post Books:
"Beachfront libraries are an ingenious addition to shorelines around the world. Forget your book? Go grab a replacement. Finished your latest read? No worries, many choices await you."
SLJ SummerTeen 2014 | School Library Journal
SLJ‘s FREE online event features authors, illustrators and editors of the best books for teens under the sun!
The third annual SummerTeen virtual conference presents popular YA authors talking about their writing experiences and current and forthcoming titles in an engaging. conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience.
Get up close with co-keynoters Matthew Quick, author of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay. Attendpanels led by experts in teen and YA lit including romance titles worth falling in love with, and graphic novels that will be flying off of your shelves. Take a trip around the world with international authors telling stories that transcends physical and cultural boundaries and rev up young sports fans up with winning titles.
Free conference, anyone? SLJ’s SummerTeen is on July 24 (THAT IS TOMORROW, 11aM-5:15pm); register here http://ow.ly/zpLji
A PATRON ADMITS THEIR REFERENCE QUESTION MAY BE DIFFICULT
Science fiction takes over London as Worldcon and Nine Worlds land
With two of the biggest events on the world SF calendar coming to town this August, others are racing to join in.
Another reason to go to London! (As if you really need an excuse.)
Thank God for Samuel L. Jackson teaching us the proper pronunciation of “library.”
Huge news today! Dark Horse Comics will publish the sequel to FIGHT CLUB as a 10 part maxiseries, debuting in April 2015. Read all the details here:
“Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!”
We’re thrilled to finally reveal the cover and title of Amy Poehler’s forthcoming book - Yes Please is on sale 10/28/14.
Pre-order your copy now: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBookstore | Indiebound | Books-a-Million
Watch the cover reveal on Today!
Have you ordered your copies yet?
July 16, 1951: The Catcher in the Rye is Published
On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published. The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, a troubled character who challenged 1950s conformity, much like Salinger himself.
Due to its somewhat rebellious tone, Salinger’s work has been linked to issues of controversy and censorship. Even so, over 60 years later, The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies and continues to sell an additional 500,000 each year.
Learn about the novel’s path to publication with American Masters’ J. D. Salinger infographic.
Photo: A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress).
Happy Publication Day!