1. uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday!  
Imagine the impact of this 1897 flipbook, before television and radio!  Ringside seats to the championship match mean that the cover of this flipbook has been worn to bits.  I could safely capture a few images from the center to bring one punch back to life for you.  
Living Photograph Flip Book. Novelty Export Co, 1897. 2 ¼” x 1 ½”. James Corbett and Robert Fitzsimmons championship boxing match.

Book gif!

    uispeccoll:

    Miniature Monday!  

    Imagine the impact of this 1897 flipbook, before television and radio!  Ringside seats to the championship match mean that the cover of this flipbook has been worn to bits.  I could safely capture a few images from the center to bring one punch back to life for you.  

    Living Photograph Flip Book. Novelty Export Co, 1897. 2 ¼” x 1 ½”.
    James Corbett and Robert Fitzsimmons championship boxing match.

    Book gif!

  2. Preach, Carl Sagan.

    (Source: kitten-little)

  3. Penguin Lifts Library Ebook Purchase Embargo - The Digital Shift

Penguin Group today announced that it will be changing the terms on its library ebook lending program, and on Tuesday, April 2, will begin allowing libraries to purchase and lend ebook titles the day that hardcover editions are released, according to The Associated Press. Previously, Penguin had placed a six month embargo on new ebooks, requiring libraries to wait half a year before purchasing.

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    Penguin Lifts Library Ebook Purchase Embargo - The Digital Shift

    Penguin Group today announced that it will be changing the terms on its library ebook lending program, and on Tuesday, April 2, will begin allowing libraries to purchase and lend ebook titles the day that hardcover editions are released, according to The Associated Press. Previously, Penguin had placed a six month embargo on new ebooks, requiring libraries to wait half a year before purchasing.

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  4. silencewhippersnapper:

Oh dear.

    silencewhippersnapper:

    Oh dear.

  5. sonofbaldwin:

    LOL @ Oprah going H.A.M. on these folks.

    Yeah, this is what I would have done too.

    (Source: husssel)

  6. Self explanatory.

    Self explanatory.

  7. therumpus:

What was the last book you loved? Tell us!
Starting February 1st, we’ll be posting our absolute favorite submissions by Tumblr users about the last book (any book!) they loved—an extension of The Rumpus’s ongoing series. Part book review, part love letter, your piece should communicate everything that’s wonderful about your chosen title. Every Friday, one submission will go up on Tumblr Storyboard, The Rumpus, and of course, your humble Rumblr.
Submit today!
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If there is one group of people I know who excel in talking up much-loved books (preferably Satanism), its you, my much-loved tumblarians. <3 <3 <3

    therumpus:

    What was the last book you loved? Tell us!

    Starting February 1st, we’ll be posting our absolute favorite submissions by Tumblr users about the last book (any book!) they loved—an extension of The Rumpus’s ongoing series. Part book review, part love letter, your piece should communicate everything that’s wonderful about your chosen title. Every Friday, one submission will go up on Tumblr StoryboardThe Rumpus, and of course, your humble Rumblr.

    Submit today!

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    If there is one group of people I know who excel in talking up much-loved books (preferably Satanism), its you, my much-loved tumblarians. <3 <3 <3

  8. masterpieceofass:

    nah ah. darcy dont take no shit about his no.1 girl.

    More Fitzwilliam Darcy gifs. Because it is Monday.

    (Source: maaarine)

  9. 8bitlibrary:

    One of the greatest libraries-in-pop-culture moments of the 21st century.

    It’s Friday and so this gif set is allowed. Don’t mess with librarians, guys.

    (Source: snakehole-lounge)

  10. Book gif. Book gif. Book gif. (Helen Mirren gif.)

    Book gif. Book gif. Book gif. (Helen Mirren gif.)

    (Source: readinouterspace)

  11. melvillehouse:




Hey, who wants books?




Ahhhh! (This happens to me in the book room a lot and so this gif is mildly traumatic.)

    melvillehouse:

    Ahhhh! (This happens to me in the book room a lot and so this gif is mildly traumatic.)

  12. I would say GPOLJ but to be honest none of us here can do this.

    I would say GPOLJ but to be honest none of us here can do this.

    (Source: maudit)

  13. (Source: greatinfinites)

  14. theartofgooglebooks:


Reanimated water stain.
From Medulla Aurea de Arte Grammatica Quatuor Partium Alexandri (1502). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized July 5, 2012.


I am a sucker for a book gif.

    theartofgooglebooks:

    Reanimated water stain.

    From Medulla Aurea de Arte Grammatica Quatuor Partium Alexandri (1502). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized July 5, 2012.

    I am a sucker for a book gif.