1. bookriot:

    Why Geocaching is the Perfect Sport for Readers

    Libraries have picked up on readers’ interest. Librarians and staff in many different states have placed caches in their libraries in an effort to encourage reading and visits. They are some of the most fun caches out there. Not only are you likely to visit a new library but you are almost always required to do some creative thinking in order to find the actual spot (even after you have found the library).

  2. pantheonbooks:

The New Yorker Cover Story: Interesting read about Tom Gauld’s cover from The New Yorker blog here.

    pantheonbooks:

    The New Yorker Cover Story: Interesting read about Tom Gauld’s cover from The New Yorker blog here.

  3. orangerful:

#starwarsreads day is about to kick off at Severna Park library! @aacpl

    orangerful:

    #starwarsreads day is about to kick off at Severna Park library! @aacpl

  4. thisisaadl:

    Super-great comic.

    Maybe you recognize a bit of yourself in here?

    andreatsurumi:

    …some small thoughts on something really big in my life. 

    To Patricia Marwell, Addie Perotta, Sharon Waskow, the Scarsdale Public Library, the Queens Public Library, and the New York Public Library: thank you! 

  5. Special Edition: Report from the 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards | What We’re Reading →

    My colleague Liz French rounded up a nicely eclectic list from the likes of novelist Madison Smartt Bell (his pick: Chantel Acevedo’s novel The Distant Marvels) to award-winning nonfiction writer Adrian Nicole Leblanc (her pick: Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist).

  6. What we’re all really saying during Banned Books Week

    randomhouse:

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  7. http://tmblr.co/Zi3Hbn1QvW_yB →

    Photo of my collection of bookmarks promoting libraries and reading.

  8. iamhauntedbybooks:

    Discovering that I can check out ebooks from my libraries is both one of the best and most dangerous things that has ever happened to me

  9. Eleanor Catton Sets Up Grant To Give Writers 'Time To Read' →

    cloudunbound:

    It’s like I always say: reading is writing. Good on Catton.

    The grant has yet to be given a name, “in case a nice philanthropist hears about this and would like to lend their name and support to the project”, but Catton said that the word which keeps coming to her as a possibility “is the horoeka, or lancewood, a native tree that begins its life defensively, with sharp rigid leaves and a narrow bearing, and at a certain point transforms into a shape that is confident, open and entirely new – so different, in fact, that the young and old versions of the tree look absolutely unalike. That is what I believe that reading can do.”

  10. thepenguinpress:

She still finds time to read after a day of filming ♥ 

    thepenguinpress:

    She still finds time to read after a day of filming  

  11. Las Vegas Reads | ALA 2014 Preview →

    Viva Las Vegas books!

  12. Read what you want.

    — 

    As librarians, we will never judge you.  We would never judge you.  We sideeye those who do.

    In response to THAT article, and in solidarity with the sentiments over here (at the New Republic) and over here (with NSFW language, a bit, at Jezebel).

    (via healthscireflib)

    I don’t give a shit what you read!  Erotica?  I’ll get it for you.  Obscure manga?  OCLC to the rescue.  That one book with the blue cover and the thingy?  I will go down a black research hole for you and then I will put a hold on it.

    LIBRARIANS HAVE NO SHAME.  WE DON’T CARE.

    (via limberlibrarian)

    (Source: brkteenlib)

  13. Battle Scars: World War I in Fiction →

    For your Memorial Day reading.

  14. “War and Peace” on the subway: How your iPhone is saving literature →

    I have Blindness, Twelve Years a Slave, In the Time of the Butterflies, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall on my Nook app on my Samsung Galaxy III. What classics are you reading on your smartphone?

  15. Italian prisoners get cut sentences for reading as UK 'book ban' continues →

    Calabria’s culture representative, Mario Caligiuri, hopes it will increase reading as well as free up space in the area’s prisons.

    He said: “Reading is an extraordinary antidote to unhappiness and promotes awareness and social and personal redemption.”