1. New Florida University Unveils Bookless Library →

  2. vintageanchorbooks:

    harperperennial challenged. We teamed up with melvillehouse to accept. 

    Your turn, randomhouse, Graywolf Press, and THOMAS PYNCHON (wherever you are.)

    Are any tumblarians doing the ALS Ice Bucket challenge?

  3. Laura Ingalls Wilder's real-life memoir to be published →

    Meet the real housewives of the prairie!

  4. thebrooklyncollection:

    Who knew there were so many songs about Coney Island in our sheet music collection? And with such bright beautiful covers, to boot. Although “Coney Island Washboard”, with its cover image of an oboe, has me puzzled…

  5. steampunktendencies:

    Steampunk Playing Cards

  6. Halifax looks forward to the opening of its very own library of the future →

    collingsruth:

    I watched it being built almost every day for two years, I’m really excited for it to open!

    (Source: hq76o261984)

  7. smithsonianlibraries:

A diagram of the movement of the Moon around the Earth (seen here) and a recipe for invisible ink await you in Mary Smith’s Commonplace Book. Help us make Mary’s journal of scientific inquiry more accessible by becoming a digital volunteer at the Smithsonian Transcription Center.
 

The Smithsonian taps into the power of crowdsourcing.

    smithsonianlibraries:

    A diagram of the movement of the Moon around the Earth (seen here) and a recipe for invisible ink await you in Mary Smith’s Commonplace Book. Help us make Mary’s journal of scientific inquiry more accessible by becoming a digital volunteer at the Smithsonian Transcription Center.

     

    The Smithsonian taps into the power of crowdsourcing.

  8. bookmania:

Tom Eckersley’s poster encouraging everyone to overdue library books, 1975

    bookmania:

    Tom Eckersley’s poster encouraging everyone to overdue library books, 1975

  9. todayinhistory:

August 18, 1771. Phillis Wheatley, a famous poet, becomes a full member of Old South Meeting House, the church and public meeting space where she attended since being brought to Boston as an enslaved child more than ten years earlier. Old South Meeting House is where she first heard  the Reverend George Whitefield preach, and her poem about him was the first poem to earn her widespread recognition. In 1773, she became the first African to publish a poetry book in the English language, and the third woman in America to do so.
Today, Old South Meeting House is a history museum, and we celebrate Phillis Wheatley day on August 18.

    todayinhistory:

    August 18, 1771. Phillis Wheatley, a famous poet, becomes a full member of Old South Meeting House, the church and public meeting space where she attended since being brought to Boston as an enslaved child more than ten years earlier. Old South Meeting House is where she first heard  the Reverend George Whitefield preach, and her poem about him was the first poem to earn her widespread recognition. In 1773, she became the first African to publish a poetry book in the English language, and the third woman in America to do so.

    Today, Old South Meeting House is a history museum, and we celebrate Phillis Wheatley day on August 18.

  10. TAXONOMY

    librarianproblems:

    EXPECTATION:

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    REALITY:

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    Submitted by Megan

  11. thepenguinpress:

She still finds time to read after a day of filming ♥ 

    thepenguinpress:

    She still finds time to read after a day of filming  

  12. willywaldo:

westmeathlibrary:

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
check the library : http://goo.gl/KbgNrV
Ann Leckie’s debut novel, Ancillary Justice, has been named winner of the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance. 

Congratulations to Ann Leckie! Look for the starred review of her sequel, Ancillary Sword,  and a Q&A with Ann in our September 15 issue.

    willywaldo:

    westmeathlibrary:

    Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

    check the library : http://goo.gl/KbgNrV

    Ann Leckie’s debut novel, Ancillary Justice, has been named winner of the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

    On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.

    Congratulations to Ann Leckie! Look for the starred review of her sequel, Ancillary Sword,  and a Q&A with Ann in our September 15 issue.

  13. Be sure to suggest your quote. I only have two in my tumblr queue. →

    Tumblarians,send the sketch librarian your favorite quote, and she’ll create a sketch for you.

  14. willywaldo:

    wordbookstores:

    We Recommend: Fear by Gabriel Chevallier (ebook available)

    "Join Dartemont in the trenches in this classic of WWI literature. Heroism is quiet, far more nuanced, and grittier than the talking heads would have you think — this book shows all that. It’s also one of the most clear-sighted condemnations of war I’ve read."

    Chad

    Another excellent French novel about the Great War is Jean Echenoz’s 1914: http://h-france.net/fffh/the-buzz/anthem-for-doomed-youth-jean-echenozs-1914/.

  15. Do You Know The Hugo Awards? →

    The winners of the 2014 Hugo Awards will be announced at Loncon3 on Sunday!