1. pantheonbooks:

The New Yorker Cover Story: Interesting read about Tom Gauld’s cover from The New Yorker blog here.

    pantheonbooks:

    The New Yorker Cover Story: Interesting read about Tom Gauld’s cover from The New Yorker blog here.

  2. Great titles about 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai →

  3. cheshirelibrary:

    How To Turn Your Book into a Pumpkin

    What to do with your weeded and discarded books. Fans of Philip Roth should not watch!

  4. melvillehouse:

harperperennial:

delgrosso:

Gorgeous new Olive Editions from harperperennial.

I call these the hot ones.

"We go together like olives and fire"

    melvillehouse:

    harperperennial:

    delgrosso:

    Gorgeous new Olive Editions from harperperennial.

    I call these the hot ones.

    "We go together like olives and fire"

  5. bookpatrol:

Book Stove

I guess there will be no “cooking the books” here!

    bookpatrol:

    Book Stove

    I guess there will be no “cooking the books” here!

  6. willywaldo:

    Guess what I found on my Saturday speedwalk by the East River? A little free library at Pier 42 between the Williamsburg and Manhattan bridges.

  7. Your Friday fashion statement. Just the thing for a long holiday weekend.

    Your Friday fashion statement. Just the thing for a long holiday weekend.

    (Source: etsy.com)

  8. semioticapocalypse:

Two women students roller-skating on midway sidewalk :: University of Chicago campus, ca. 1940


Forget the bookmobile. Try roller-skating to the library!

    semioticapocalypse:

    Two women students roller-skating on midway sidewalk :: University of Chicago campus, ca. 1940

    Forget the bookmobile. Try roller-skating to the library!

  9. TED Joins with Simon & Schuster for a 12-Book Series →

    If you can’t get to a TED talk, read the book.

  10. Stephen Colbert smacks down Amazon and applies the Colbert Bump to a debut novel affected by the Amazon-Hachette dispute. Eden Lupicki’s California is now at the top of Powells.com best-seller list.

    Amazon is playing hardcover.

  11. Once Forbidden, Books Become A Lifeline For A Young Migrant Worker →

    From the fields to the library, how a bookmobile and books changed one young woman’s life.

    The experience, she says, was life-changing.

    "That taught me that hope was not just a word. And it gave me the courage to leave the camps. That’s where the books made the difference."

    Storm left the camps when she was a teenager and attended night school. She ended up working in the Pierce County Library System for more than 30 years.

  12. bookmania:

Check out these five awesome titles by Pelican Books launched this May!
You can read a sampler for each book here:
Economics: The User’s Guide
Human Evolution
Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991
The Domesticated Brain
Greek and Roman Political Ideas

    bookmania:

    Check out these five awesome titles by Pelican Books launched this May!

    You can read a sampler for each book here:

  13. newyorker:

Cartoon of the night. For more: http://nyr.kr/KOM1UW

Your Friday Funny! Have a great weekend!

    newyorker:

    Cartoon of the night. For more: http://nyr.kr/KOM1UW

    Your Friday Funny! Have a great weekend!

  14. penguinlibrary:

librarylinknj:

icatmeme:

My local rescue has a program called Book Buddies where kids read to sheltered cats to keep them from being lonely.

So many libraries offer Read To A Dog events, why not Read to A Cat. Also, Happy Monday. Kitties! Squee!

Our Monday has officially been brightened.

Happy Monday!

    penguinlibrary:

    librarylinknj:

    icatmeme:

    My local rescue has a program called Book Buddies where kids read to sheltered cats to keep them from being lonely.

    So many libraries offer Read To A Dog events, why not Read to A Cat. Also, Happy Monday. Kitties! Squee!

    Our Monday has officially been brightened.

    Happy Monday!

  15. wwnorton:

    Norton is sad to learn of the death of legendary folk singer Pete Seeger. In addition to his storied career in music, he published two books with us at Norton: Everybody Says Freedom and Where Have All THe Flowers Gone. He will be missed.

    We reviewed Everybody Says Freedom in LJ 3/1/90:

    Taking its title from a song used in the American civil rights movement of the 1960s, this narrative scrapbook is illustrated with music and words to three dozen songs (“We Shall Overcome” is not among them). Profiles of 15 people active in the movement, anecdotes about many others, and a chronological outline/commentary on events from 1955 to 1968 are linked by the songs, which are presented as having one or two voice lines, usually, with chords suggested for harmony. The authors hope the songs will be sung as reminders of their past power and for use in the future as “brothers, sisters, all: climb Jacob’s Ladder,” with new words for new populist causes. For general collections.— Bonnie Jo Dopp, Dist. of Columbia P.L.