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

RAUNCON asks: Where do you learn about books?

bookavore:

raunconference:

When librarians registered for this year’s Unconference, we asked them: Where do you learn about books? Many librarians, especially those new to RA, are overwhelmed by the sheer number of books in the world, and we wanted to make a helpful list of resources that are actually used on a regular basis.

As we’ve put RAUNCON together, this has been one of my favorite parts of the registration form. If you’re a librarian, you might find some great new resources here. If you’re a publisher or writer, you might be excited/terrified to see where librarians are actually learning about books. And if you’re a blogger, you might like to comb through this list frantically in the hopes that you are on here. I do wish we asked how much time a day people spend with these resources, because balancing “learning about books” with “actually reading books” seems to be an unheralded RA skill at this point. Well, maybe next year.

Awesome list of where readers hear about books!

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.

abbyks222:

libraryjournal:

futurejournalismproject:

Design Firm Creates a ‘Reading Net’ For Library-Loving Minors 

Spain’s Playoffice, a child-centric design firm, created the “reading net" in an attempt to making reading more fun for kids. The "reading net" stretches across the length of a library room, and kids can play on it in between chapters. 

Images: PlayOffice

Why do kids get to have all the fun? Why not “reading nets” for adult patrons?

I want this. Now.

It’s all fun and games until you fall asleep on the reading net with rope indentations on your bum that won’t go away until the evening. Not that I’ve fallen asleep reading in a hammock or anything.

The next time I hand sell a book that I know everything about because I’ve talked to at least seven people who have enjoyed it but I haven’t (honestly, in truth) read it myself and then the patron asks me if I have read it…
This will be my response. Happy Friday y’all.

The next time I hand sell a book that I know everything about because I’ve talked to at least seven people who have enjoyed it but I haven’t (honestly, in truth) read it myself and then the patron asks me if I have read it…

This will be my response. Happy Friday y’all.

libraryadvocates:

kellymce:

knmajorblogs:

Here it is—the coolest poster I have ever owned, or ever will own.

Oh scholastic, youuuuu

Weird he never mentions that in the song, though.

My reading hits me so hard it makes me say oh my lord!

libraryadvocates:

kellymce:

knmajorblogs:

Here it is—the coolest poster I have ever owned, or ever will own.

Oh scholastic, youuuuu

Weird he never mentions that in the song, though.

My reading hits me so hard it makes me say oh my lord!

britticisms:

Really loving this series of photographs from Carrie Schneider’s “Reading Women” series. Above:

  • Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes
  • Vanessa reading Nathalie Sarraute, Nuiko reading Henriette Renié
  • Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag

A Workout For Book Nerds

harpercollins:

epicreads:

All you need for this workout is a stack of hardcovers and some yarn or rope to tie them together!

Workout #1: The Book Curl

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Workout #2: The Book Up

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Workout #3: The Brunch (Book Crunch) - Just like brunch this can be done alone or with a friend!

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Cool Down

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The Epic Reads team rules massively…

This seems so much more enjoyable than going to the gym.