1. chicagopubliclibrary:

BiblioTech - San Antonio’s Completely Bookless Public Library
From Gizmodo:


The new book-free library, called “BiblioTech,” is intended to open in the fall and is part of a an entire bookless public library system planned for the entire county of Bexar.
And it’s not “bring your own device” either. The library will actually lend out e-readers (of an unspecified brand) for two weeks at a time. There will also be computers and the like, but no books, and presumably no card catalog either.


Click here to read the full story. 

    chicagopubliclibrary:

    BiblioTech - San Antonio’s Completely Bookless Public Library

    From Gizmodo:

    The new book-free library, called “BiblioTech,” is intended to open in the fall and is part of a an entire bookless public library system planned for the entire county of Bexar.

    And it’s not “bring your own device” either. The library will actually lend out e-readers (of an unspecified brand) for two weeks at a time. There will also be computers and the like, but no books, and presumably no card catalog either.

    Click here to read the full story. 

  2. chicagopubliclibrary:

Closet Transformed Into A Book Nook

Excuse me while I fan myself.

    chicagopubliclibrary:

    Closet Transformed Into A Book Nook

    Excuse me while I fan myself.

  3. therumpus:

lastbookiloved:

What Was the Last Book You Loved? We Want Your Essays!
We’re excited to announce a Tumblr Storyboard + The Rumpus partnership to highlight Tumblr writers and the books they love — an extension of The Rumpus’s ongoing “Last Book I Loved” series. Here’s how it works: Got a book you can’t stop thinking about? Send us a writeup – a little bit book review and a lot about why you loved it – along with a short bio. Beginning next month, we’ll publish our favorites every Friday, both on Storyboard and TheRumpus.net. Visit our SUBMIT PAGE for more information — and get reading!
(Card catalogue scan from the Palatina Library at the Biblioteca Nazionale in Florence.)

Hello and welcome. We, The Rumpus (+ Rumblr) and Tumblr, have teamed up to make something great. Do this. You won’t regret it.

I just gotta say, talking about books you love is something librarians are really good at. Help The Rumpus and Tumblr help you become bookternet famous.

    therumpus:

    lastbookiloved:

    What Was the Last Book You Loved? We Want Your Essays!

    We’re excited to announce a Tumblr Storyboard + The Rumpus partnership to highlight Tumblr writers and the books they love — an extension of The Rumpus’s ongoing “Last Book I Loved” series. Here’s how it works: Got a book you can’t stop thinking about? Send us a writeup – a little bit book review and a lot about why you loved it – along with a short bio. Beginning next month, we’ll publish our favorites every Friday, both on Storyboard and TheRumpus.net. Visit our SUBMIT PAGE for more information — and get reading!

    (Card catalogue scan from the Palatina Library at the Biblioteca Nazionale in Florence.)

    Hello and welcome. We, The Rumpus (+ Rumblr) and Tumblr, have teamed up to make something great. Do this. You won’t regret it.

    I just gotta say, talking about books you love is something librarians are really good at. Help The Rumpus and Tumblr help you become bookternet famous.

    (Source: )

  4. librarysleevefacing:

Martin Hewitt and Brooke Shields think they are being discreet while making out in the library’s stacks, but more people see them than they realize!
In this photo: Rick and Gayla Byerly.  Photo by Susannah Cleveland.

Library Sleeve Facing!!! Every time!
P.S., this is an excellent example of foxing.

    librarysleevefacing:

    Martin Hewitt and Brooke Shields think they are being discreet while making out in the library’s stacks, but more people see them than they realize!

    In this photo: Rick and Gayla Byerly.  Photo by Susannah Cleveland.

    Library Sleeve Facing!!! Every time!

    P.S., this is an excellent example of foxing.

  5. librarysleevefacing:

Photo by the Robinson Music Library at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

I will never, ever tire of librarysleevefacing.

    librarysleevefacing:

    Photo by the Robinson Music Library at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

    I will never, ever tire of librarysleevefacing.

  6. theartofgooglebooks:

    The author becomes a text: pasted-in portrait, clipped from a newspaper. 

    From the front matter of The Purgatory of Suicides: A Prison-Rhyme by Thomas Cooper (1850). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 6, 2006.

    Look at that face!

  7. chicagopubliclibrary:


“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”

Happy birthday, Bill Nye! Born November 27th, 1955.
The Chicago Public Library has a large selection of Bill Nye books. Click here to check out the list.

This is just great life advice. Happy birthday, good sir!

    chicagopubliclibrary:

    “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”

    Happy birthday, Bill Nye! Born November 27th, 1955.

    The Chicago Public Library has a large selection of Bill Nye books. Click here to check out the list.

    This is just great life advice. Happy birthday, good sir!

  8. queenslibrary:

Sister Souljah fans will not want to miss this free opportunity to meet the famous author at Queens Library this Saturday!

You in Queens this weekend? Get yourself to the library.

    queenslibrary:

    Sister Souljah fans will not want to miss this free opportunity to meet the famous author at Queens Library this Saturday!

    You in Queens this weekend? Get yourself to the library.

  9. How to get library eBooks on the Amazon® Kindle http://ow.ly/6DTKb

  10. vintageanchor:

“The library investigator’s name is actually, Bookman? That’s amazing. That’s like an ice cream man named, Cone.”

    vintageanchor:

    The library investigator’s name is actually, Bookman? That’s amazing. That’s like an ice cream man named, Cone.”

    (Source: heartslavves)

  11. orbooks:

Remember looking for books this way?

    orbooks:

    Remember looking for books this way?

    (Source: hollyhockdanu-inactive-blog)

  12. beaubooks:

Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (via)

    beaubooks:

    Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (via)