1. Seattle Aims to Become Second American City of Literature →

    Seattle, regularly a contender for the title of most literate city in the United States by Central Connecticut State University’s annual ranking, is doubling down on its reputation as a book-loving burg. This March, the city submitted its application for designation as a UNESCO City of Literature, a bid that would make Seattle the second city in the United States and the eighth city in the world to receive the title.

    Seattle rocks (although this Portlandia fan has a soft spot for the Rose City)!

    (Source: addtoany.com)

  2. Six Libraries Exceed a Million Digital Checkouts This Year: OverDrive - GalleyCat →

    The libraries to make OverDrive’s ”Million Digital Checkouts Club” this year include: King County Library System in Washington, which recorded 1.6 million downloads up 25% over 2012;Toronto Public Library, which had 1.5 million digital downloads this year, up 68% over last year; New York Public Library which had 1.2 million digital downloads up 16% from 2012;  Hennepin County Library in Minnesota had 1 million digital downloads in 2013, a 41% increase from 2012; Cleveland Public Library in Ohio, which marked 1 million digital downloads this year,  a 32% increase over 2012; and the  Seattle Public Library which had a million downloads, representing a 22% increase over 2012.

  3. Arrested Development - Books for Buster Bluth | The Seattle Public Library | BiblioCommons →

    A personal reading list for Buster Bluth, brought to you by the brilliant folks at the Seattle Public Library.

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    Brilliant. Brilliant.

  4. bookavore:

This is not a filter or a spaceship. This is the fourth floor of Seattle Public.

Stephanie is lying, she is 100% in space right now.

    bookavore:

    This is not a filter or a spaceship. This is the fourth floor of Seattle Public.

    Stephanie is lying, she is 100% in space right now.

  5. Seattle Public Library!

    Seattle Public Library!

  6. On Monday, January 28, Thrilling Tales (the Seattle Public Library’s storytime for grownups) will be having a special storytime dedicated to libraries and librarians, and coinciding with the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference, meeting in Seattle that weekend. (via Thrilling Chilling Winter Stories, Live! | Shelf Talk)

    On Monday, January 28, Thrilling Tales (the Seattle Public Library’s storytime for grownups) will be having a special storytime dedicated to libraries and librarians, and coinciding with the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference, meeting in Seattle that weekend. (via Thrilling Chilling Winter Stories, Live! | Shelf Talk)

  7. ebookworm:

“You kind of take it for granted — and then suddenly you miss it when it’s gone.” (via Book-Loving City Forgoes Free Ones for a Week - NYTimes.com)

    ebookworm:

    “You kind of take it for granted — and then suddenly you miss it when it’s gone.” (via Book-Loving City Forgoes Free Ones for a Week - NYTimes.com)