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The Books Everyone Starts and No One Finishes, According to Amazon

We are still feeling pretty over the moon about our visit with Colum McCann last night.

One audience member asked Colum why Irish people seem to be so good at storytelling. He responded that because Ireland is a predominantly Catholic country, Irish people go to confession once a week so they’ve got to make some good stories in between visits.

TransAtlantic was Darien’s One Book, One Community pick for 2014. 

Quiz answer:

  1. cbsundance answered: Disappointed that Lillian the Librarian didn’t make it in! I think they picked No T. Rex in the Library.
  2. librarianpirate answered: but … where’s Dinosaur vs the Library?
  3. itsnotlogicitsameanstoanend said: No T Rex in the library! It’s one of my favorites!

Yes, it was most definitely No T. Rex In the Library. Which is a lot of fun to read with pre-K, because there are several opportunities for the whole room to roar.

Sadly, Dinosaur Vs. The Library was out, so I couldn’t take it with me! Ditto Lillian. Too many good books about libraries in the world.

Hello, tumblr, it is Stephanie, filling in for your beloved Erin this week while she is away on vacation. Let’s start the week off with a quiz! Last week, I visited three pre-K classes to talk about what it’s like to be a librarian. It was, as you’d expect, awesome. Somehow, we talked about Darth Vader in every classroom, even though he does not work at the library. I let each class vote on which book I would read to them, and they chose from the books above:

These are all great books about the library, by the way, and many thanks to our Children’s Librarians for helping me pick them out. (Special s/o to Krishna!) All three classes voted for the same book, and I read it three times in a row. So, the quiz is this: which book did they pick?

dduane:

Livio de Marchi’s "House of Books".

Wait. Let me get this straight. You have to walk though a pair of reading glasses to get to the house of books? Ahaha. Stay awesome, world.

Introducing…You Are What You Read Next

A new online Readers’ Advisory Service! 

If you’ve spoken with us at the Welcome Desk before, you know that we have a full staff of trained librarians to help you find that perfect next read.

Well, now we’re taking the show online to your COMPUTERS.

If you take just 5-10 minutes to answer a few questions about what you’re looking for in your next few books, we’ll send you a list of 5 hand-picked books in whatever format you prefer. You don’t even have to answer all the questions—just the ones that you think are necessary. Click here to get started.

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chicagopubliclibrary:

BOOK on Book - The Clear Acrylic Book Weight For Messy Readers

From Trend Hunter: 

BOOK on BOOK is a transparent acrylic paperweight that allows readers to not only keep the pages of their books in place, but also lets them enjoy a messy snack at the same time. Perfect for people who like to read while eating, this invention mitigates messes and steers clear of stained (or ruined) books. 

Designed by TENT, this product is also useful for students studying for exams or making notes from a textbook.

Click here to learn more about Book on Book!

Finally, I can eat nachos while reading a library book and not muck it up. You’re so good to me universe.

housingworksbookstore:

rookiemag:

In the Stacks

Rookie reader Molly Dektar’s photo diary of the two months she spent living in a bookstore in Paris.



Yes.


The cat, the dog, Paris, the morning light, the snow, THE BOOKS. This photo diary actually made my heart ache which is not something I would normally admit to.

housingworksbookstore:

rookiemag:

In the Stacks

Rookie reader Molly Dektar’s photo diary of the two months she spent living in a bookstore in Paris.

Yes.

The cat, the dog, Paris, the morning light, the snow, THE BOOKS. This photo diary actually made my heart ache which is not something I would normally admit to.

A dog loved Emily Gravett’s “Dogs” so much that they had to chew it up! 

A dog loved Emily Gravett’s “Dogs” so much that they had to chew it up! 

theladyofthebooks:

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This would be way too bright in the morning and also I don’t think you could close that suitcase.

theladyofthebooks:

<3

This would be way too bright in the morning and also I don’t think you could close that suitcase.