1. Free of bed bugs, Lawrence library book sale set to return / LJWorld.com →

    After a year of dormancy at the hands of bed bugs, the book sales from the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library are finally back.

    The Friends, a nonprofit that raises funds for the library, was forced to cancel its last two book sales, in the spring and fall, after a donation of books infested with bed bugs threw all or most of the several thousand books being prepared for sale under suspicion (they were never mixed with the library’s collection).

    The book-living bugs spent the past year in a semi-trailer, cast off to starve to death under quarantine. Now, the books are fit for sale.

    I must admit this headline gave me pause.

  2. bookmania:

Tom Eckersley’s poster encouraging everyone to overdue library books, 1975

    bookmania:

    Tom Eckersley’s poster encouraging everyone to overdue library books, 1975

  3. That's one way to promote the backlist.  →

    willywaldo:

    mauramae:

    Best-sellers that have rested on many night tables are high-risk, he explained, as are hardcovers with spines where a female can lay eggs. “You probably don’t want to check out a popular book,” he said. “Maybe try old history books.”

    An opportunity for ebook publishers? Of course, you’d have to worry about viruses instead of bedbugs!

    IS NOTHING SACRED, BEDBUDS? NOTHING??

  4. saralolo:

Possibly the greatest terrible book I’ve ever found while weeding.

Yes.

    saralolo:

    Possibly the greatest terrible book I’ve ever found while weeding.

    Yes.

    (Source: lloroncita)

  5. anonymouslibrarian:

    Discard of the Week: What Every Woman Should Know About Her Car, by Dorothy Jackson, 1975. I love this cover. The woman on the roof of the car is my favorite.