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Art Historians Explain All The Bizarre, NSFW Medieval Art Going Viral On The Internet

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts

Some weird things went on in one of the few spaces where medieval artists had creative freedom.

The Things Librarians Find in Books

Roz Warren | Posted 03.29.2014 | Home
Roz Warren

I don't want to remain untouched by a book. Why should the book want to remain untouched by me?

The Art of Marginalia

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 03.17.2013 | Home
Jocelyn Kelley

Finding a book with personal notes that someone has scribbled in the margins feels like a gift. It increases the value of the book, in my opinion. These notes have changed the book from its original state into a diary of sorts.

How Do We Realize Digital Reading's Potential?

Matthew Bostock | Posted 01.20.2013 | Home
Matthew Bostock

It's only now though that we're beginning to realize the ways in which digital reading is really opening up the possibilities of enhancing and extending the reading experience.

The Achilles Heel of the Kindle

Pamela Newton | Posted 06.06.2011 | Home
Pamela Newton

I am one of those book lovers unsettled by Kindles. But now I think I've finally spotted an actual weakness in the Kindle.

Nabokov Marginalia: Author Graded New Yorker Stories, Gave A+ Only To Salinger And Himself

The New Yorker | Ian Frazier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Nabokov was also a professor of literature, and in his copy of the New Yorker anthology he gave every story a letter grade. The way he wrote each grad...

Why You Should Write in Your Books Now

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Leveen

If you have children or other loved ones who will someday inherit your books, you should write in them now. You need to know this: your handwriting inside your books may be their passport to preservation.

So... Are You Going to Write in That New Book?

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Leveen

I hope your every holiday wish came true as far as the books you wanted. Are you going to write in them?