1. This is what libraries do. I think it’s great that some libraries are able to lend out items other than books, because it shows that they are responding to the needs of their particular community. But again, I do not see it as a desperate move to stay relevant…. We’ve got relevancy coming out of our ears.

    — Rita Meade, “Ask a Librarian About the Odd Things Happening at Libraries” (via The Atlantic Wire)

  2. darienlibrary:

Last year, Chad Harbach’s divisive baseball bildungsroman The Art of Fielding had its title curlicued across the front, like the franchise name on an old-style home-team jersey; meanwhile, Pulitzer Prize winner Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Marriage Plot introduced itself to the world in a disarmingly dressed-down fashion, its name hurriedly jotted down over a comic-book graphic of a wedding band.
(via Book Cover Clones: Why Do So Many Recent Novels Look Alike? - Ashley Fetters - The Atlantic)

    darienlibrary:

    Last year, Chad Harbach’s divisive baseball bildungsroman The Art of Fielding had its title curlicued across the front, like the franchise name on an old-style home-team jersey; meanwhile, Pulitzer Prize winner Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Marriage Plot introduced itself to the world in a disarmingly dressed-down fashion, its name hurriedly jotted down over a comic-book graphic of a wedding band.

    (via Book Cover Clones: Why Do So Many Recent Novels Look Alike? - Ashley Fetters - The Atlantic)