A cartoon by Michael Maslin. Take a look at more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1uVwZ83
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Library and literary miscellany from your pals at Library Journal.
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When Theisen put up a post on the library’s special collections’ Tumblr and Facebook, the library’s conservator, Giselle Simón, took note of the mystery and prompted Theisen to go at it with the library’s brand new microscope. As soon as Theisen carefully peeled apart the miniscule pages, she got what she’d been looking for—the book’s publisher, Toppan Printing Co., LTD. And she was able to see this info despite the fact that the page had under gone a wee bit of damage form prior perusing attempts.
Came back to find this on my desk. I love my coworkers. #sciencefictionxmas (at Northbrook Public Library)
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People have been asking how to build the book fortune box - I tried my hand at writing a set of instructions - feel free to askbox me if you run into any trouble!
Instructions after the jump.
For all you folks who want to make your own Book Fortune Box! This is super cool.
A legend in its own time, the archive of the McSweeney’s publishing company has been acquired by the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Founder of the 15-year-old enterprise Dave Eggers says at the end of his statement, “We thank the Ransom Center for taking on our archive and for cleaning out our basement.”
Okay, that’s fucking cool. (via rachelfershleiser)
YER A WIZARD HARRY
LJ Associate Editor Mahnaz Dar is seeking reviewers interested in reviewing books related to self-help, as well as potential reviewers interested in cooking and food-related titles. Email her!
A chance request in 2004 for a 19th-century German book about the Mississippi River was what alerted the National Library of Sweden that dozens of rare books from its collection had been stolen
Books stolen from the library with a value of $255,000 are going to be recovered.
My coworker is made of flipping awesome.
LITERALLY THE BEST.
"Was his shaky self-worth diminished further when he—a talented, charismatic amateur—came face to face with genius and the methods genius demands?"
Image via The Village Voice.
I am not normally into this kind of quiz but I am really into this quiz.