1. Detroit Institute of Arts: Through Her Eyes. Coming September 30.


  2. bookpatrol:

    "The Curators" by Braden Duncan

    (via bookporn)


  3. the-doodle-ninja:

    Entire section just 4 Agatha Christie cause her works were AWESOME sauce.

    I’m also loving the cover art on them very pretty

    (via powells)


  4. libraryadvocates:



    TurboRoo, a chihuahua born without its front legs, was given a 3D printed cart made by San Diego firm 3dyn so he could train to be a service dog for disabled children.

    I think we could all use these pics today. Golly!

    The things you can do with a 3D printer! Very cool!


  5. booklikes:

    Bookish fairy! Make a wish :-)

    (via monthlybookreview)


  6. cheshirelibrary:


    "One day in the subway, James saw a red cat with a wound to the leg that likely resulted from a fight with another cat. It was obvious that the cat needed help. James could not pass and took the cat to the vet. With a little medical treatment and prescription drugs, the cat quickly recovered. At that point, James found it impossible to say goodbye to Street Cat Bob. Bob followed James everywhere he went. As James played the guitar on the street and Bob sat nearby, revenues increased dramatically. People found it difficult to pass when they looked at the cute kitty. James went on to write a book describing their adventures in the street which was full of life – both dramatic and comedic. In the book, James says that he could not have imagined how meeting Bob would change his life. His friendship with the cat healed him from a life that had been very hard. Most likely, if Bob could speak, he would say the same thing.”

    A wonderful story…

    A Street Cat Named Bob


  7. Bibliophile’s reading pillows by Bonnie Bruno.

    (Source: bookporn, via bibliophilebunny)



  9. (Source: bibliophilebunny)


  10. thelifeguardlibrarian:

    all the nostalgic former female athlete feels <3

    (via tehlibrarylife)


  11. cheshirelibrary:

    Map of the City Where Every Novel Takes Place

    [via electricliterature.com]

    In this bookish city, Animal Farm is a farm off of Wuthering Heights road. The park system includes Lunar Park, Jurassic Park, Mansfield Parkand The Asphalt Jungle. You can go hiking At the Mountains of Madness and Cold Mountain, or take a dip in Dead Lagoon.

    Designed by Dorothy, you can purchase the map as a 60cm x 80cm print


  12. mildhorror:

    I love you, Seattle Public Library. #spl #seattlepubliclibrary

    (via thecommonlibrarian)


  13. americanlibraryassoc:

    September is Library Card Sign-Up Month - a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that the most important school supply of all is @ your library® - it’s your library card. September was first so designated in 1988, as a continuation of a national campaign launched the previous year.

    Free promotional tools (PSA, banners for use with social media, etc) featuring this year’s Honorary Chairperson Stan Lee now available at the official page,September is Library Card Sign-up Month (see Library Card Sign-up Month History for names of prior Honorary Chairpersons/Spokespersons).

    Contact Library Card Sign-up Month Campaign Coordinator Megan McFarlane of the ALA Public Information Office with questions.


  14. cheshirelibrary:

    13 Signs You Might Be Living in a Gothic Novel

    [via Barnes & Noble Book Blog]

    If you’ve started to suspect that the drafty cathedral your family has called home for countless centuries may in fact be the setting of a bona fide gothic novel, here are 13 spooky ways to tell for sure:

    1. Either there are no clocks in your house, or your house is filled with clocks…but they’re all set to different times.

    2. Also, though you refer to it as “your house,” it’s actually one of the following: a dilapidated mansion, a moldering manor, or a crumbling castle with no plumbing to speak of. Also, the wind is always howling outside.

    3. People around you are regularly tumbling dramatically down stairs and breaking all of their bones.

    4. You can tell that things are starting to get kind of serious with the guy you’ve been seeing because he’s started talking about how you two are actually one person and how if you’re ever separated by death he will throw himself into your open grave and be buried alive with you. Also, you suspect that the two of you might be somehow related. Best not to dwell.

    5. Flickering candles everywhere.

    6. Three or more friends or family members have wasted away from mysterious fevers, but always looked great doing it.

    7. Instead of watching TV, you plot revenge.

    8. Every time you’re about to finally fall into bed with the long-term object of your obsession, a gust of wind ablows the French doors open, a candle gutters out, and one of you immediately begins to waste away from a mysterious fever.

    9. Your living quarters are no great shakes, but you’ve noticed that going outside is somehow always a bad idea.

    10. 20% of the meals served and eaten in your house are laced with some kind of drug or poison.

    11. People are constantly being locked in their rooms or locking other people in their rooms without anybody ever batting an eye over it.

    12. Most of the marriages of the couples around you were motivated by vengeance.

    13. An attic without an insane person chained up in it for years just doesn’t have that lived-in feeling. Same goes for cellars, and the odd cupola.


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