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How to Part with Books: A Sentimentalist's Take

I love books.

They were the first things I ever bought and owned with my own money. My parents read to us religiously as children, and always supported our desires to go to the bookstore or the library ( 1,105 more words


Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

A Small Dragonesque Creature Carved on the Original Stone Facade of the Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, MA


#metoo and libraries

Trigger warning – discussion of sexual harassment

I started thinking about writing this a few weeks ago when I saw a tweet about how we were waiting for the deluge of #metoo stories from GLAM. 1,659 more words


Thing 19: Podcasts

Podcasts and I have a love/hate relationship. I listen to them infrequently, and can only listen in short bursts. My favorite podcast probably isn’t really what one would normally describe as a podcast, but NPR Now (The NPR new summary) is my favorite way of getting the news. 144 more words



What We Read:

I really enjoyed all of the books this week. I love Carin Berger’s illustrations. They’re so beautiful, sweet, and joyful. Waddle! Waddle! 185 more words

Acquiring Books for the World's Libraries

The link below is to an article that takes a look at the history of book acquisition for the world’s libraries throughout history.

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