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The Children's Book: The Heavenly Hell of Childhood

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

In the life of a reader--and by a reader I mean someone who has always read for pleasure--it is doubtful that any books have as much impact, in the en...

Library Book Returned After76 Years

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. — Mark McKee can finally rest easy after returning a library book that he borrowed 76 years ago. In 1934, then aged 13, Mc...

Beyond Bestsellers:

Seattle Times | Mary Ann Gwinn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Seattle Times runs best-seller lists on our Sunday books page every week; one national list, another from a selected local bookstore. All good, bu...

7 Libraries That Will Amaze You (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We've gathered together images of amazing libraries before and now we're back again. From Cornell University to a castle in France, here is a collecti...

eBooks At The Library: How To Borrow An eBook

Harwich Oracle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The title you want might also be available as a downloadable audiobook, something you can get from the library without even coming here! And now you m...

Your Baby Can Read? That's Nice, But It's Not What Toddler Story Time Should Be About

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Reading to children isn't about pressuring your kid into becoming some sort of prodigy who can wow your friends at parties by reading index cards at six months.

$3 Million In Books Donated To School Libraries In Africa

schoollibraryjournal.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some 300,000 overstock books already began their journey to Africa on November 24, when they left the publisher's warehouse in Mankato, MN, and made t...

Library Lust

flavorwire.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Most roundups of beautiful libraries focus on what's inside. And while we love vaulted ceilings and overflowing bookshelves as much as the next guy, w...

Grant Money for Genealogy Initiatives - Seriously.

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Megan Smolenyak

In these difficult economic times, even the exploding field of genealogy is feeling the pinch. Libraries and archives are convenient (and regrettable)...

Bookstore Bingo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With eBook sales up, you'd think we'd overhear fewer ridiculous things in bookstores. But it seems there's no end to the crazy scenarios booksellers e...

Get Thee to a Library! Unsung Hero of 41st St: Library Way

Lily Bevan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lily Bevan

Where better to joke about the tumultuous nature of literature than on a plaque the size of a puddle on the approach to one of the most important libraries in the world.

Letting Go of The Past: An Author's View

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

The freeing up of physical space has also freed my mind. I don't find myself dwelling much any more on the things that didn't happen for me in my writing life, the wrong turns ...

As eBooks Gain Popularity

publishingperspectives.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What is being lost with with the loss of these institutional libraries? The integrity of information is one: as anything can be altered or even delete...

PHOTOS: 14 Most Beautiful Libraries In The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Libraries are one sight that we will never tire of seeing. They are peaceful, restorative, and awe-inspiring: The perfect antidote to a day of rushing...

SunChips Bags Are Too Noisy: Yet Another Reason We Suck

Jessica Olien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Olien

With all of the country's problems, not to mention the world's legitimate packaging problems, this is the one issue that consumers decide take into their own hands?

'Chicka Chicka Boom Boom' Makes 'Most Read' Library List

Lancaster Eagle Gazette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Well, that's one of the most-read first-lines to come out of the Fairfield County District Library. As one of the library's most-read titles, "Chicka ...

The Most Dangerous Building On Campus

William L. Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
William L. Fox

It may astonish, but the library is, arguably, the most dangerous building on the campus map because youth, like their forever curious elders, are going to equate danger with excitement.

A Picture Of Persistence: How a Photography Collection Was Born

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

In honor of the NYPL's new exhibition, we've asked Julia Van Haaften, the curator who founded our Photography collection 30 years ago, to share the story of the collection's creation.

'Drawn In Brooklyn': How Have Picture Books Inspired You?

Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sammy Perlmutter

Like her list of inspiration, Blackall's art has a patchwork quality, living somewhere between Edwardian fashion plates, Japanese woodcuts and a more colorful Chas Addams.

Stephen King Is Wrong: Books Do More Than Tell a Story

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Stephen King recently said on CNN Money that books themselves aren't important since they're basically just a delivery system for a story. But they're much more than that: they're a canvas. I've been painting on mine for years.

Anger As A Private Company Takes Over Libraries

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A private company in Maryland has taken over public libraries in ailing cities in California, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas, growing into the country's ...

Ray Charles Memorial Library Open In L.A.

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LOS ANGELES — On what would have been his 80th birthday, Ray Charles has joined the likes of past presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan wit...

Dust Jacket Sketchbook: A Cartoonist's Take On The Literary World (PHOTOS)

Jeffrey Koterba | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Koterba

2010-09-24-cartoonist.gif As an editorial cartoonist who is also a writer and lover of books, I'm continually on the lookout for opportunities to draw literary-themed cartoons.

Vatican Library Reopens After 3-Year Restoration

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's Apostolic Library is reopening to scholars following a three-year, euro9-million ($11.5- million) renovation to ins...

Bookwallah Gives Books to the Orphans of the World

James M. Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James M. Lynch

Bookwallah's sole mission is to collect and distribute children's storybooks, set up libraries, and spread the joy of reading to children of orphanages and children's homes throughout the world.