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'To Be or Not to Be, I There's the Point.' Or Conversations Overheard!!

Tony Woodcock | Posted 05.14.2016 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Do you ever do that? Deliberately put yourself in line of hearing other people's conversations? My wife and I are terrible offenders, if indeed it is an offense. We know intuitively when there is a situation, a possibility, to observe and hear life and people unedited, which can yield such fascinating results.

Can You Solve The Mystery Of This Medieval Sword?

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.10.2015 | Science

The British Library is calling on the public to help solve a mystery nearly 800 years in the making: Just what is written on this sword? The double-ed...

6 Places Every Beatles Fan Should Visit

Budget Travel | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

If you're a die-hard Beatles fan or just becoming aware of the musical genius that is the Beatles, we've got six places every Beatles fan should visit, whether you're planning a trip to London, a pilgrimage to Liverpool, or happen to be in the New York City area.

Facebook Concept Was Used By 16th Century Scholars

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.28.2012 | Technology

According to new research, society's social networking obsession may not be exclusive to the 21st century. Now, researchers believe the concept ca...

Science Fiction, But Not As You Know It

Telegraph | Morwenna Ferrier | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

The literary genre of science fiction isn't terribly accessible. Widely seen as an extension of man's anxiety over the future, sci-fi is usually affil...

British Library Purchases Poet’s 40,000 eMails

Wired Campus | Marc Parry | Posted 06.25.2011 | Books

E-mails don’t have the inky charisma of handwritten manuscripts, but they’re more and more a part of literary archives. For instance, when the Bri...

Want To Read The Original 'Beowulf' Manuscript? There's An App For That

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

The British Library unveiled its "Treasures" app this week for the iPhone and Android, allowing people to hold some of the real treasures of Western Civilization in their hand.

James Murdoch Takes On British Library's Plan To Digitize Newspapers

The Guardian | Dan Sabbagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

James Murdoch has accused the British Library of acting for commercial gain with plan to digitise newspapers -- the library says this is 'patently not...

Sylvia Plath And Ted Hughes Romance Illuminated By New British Library Acquisitions

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A wine-stained first edition of the literary magazine founded by Ted Hughes and his Cambridge friends, covered in handwritten annotations by the poet ...

Amazon, Macmillan Buy Buttons, Gavin De Becker's eBooks, And More Free eBooks

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The latest developments on the Amazon front include Macmillan, free eBooks and an exclusive deal with a bestselling author. Last week, we were on th...

The World's Largest Book

The Guardian | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It takes six people to lift it and has been recorded as the largest book in the world, yet the splendid Klencke Atlas, presented to Charles II on his ...

The Most Amazing Libraries In The World (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Times are changing for libraries everywhere. But even as many libraries build their digital collections and amp up their technological offerings, we t...