Category Archives: Library Finds

10 of the Coolest Librarians Alive

Librarians being awesome PART 2


Face it: most librarians are probably cooler than you. After all, their job is to wrangle books, attract readers, and then get the two together — one of our own favorite activities. Though for many years, the librarian stereotype was a severe old lady who couldn’t stand excessive noise, the mold has changed (to the extent that even the New York Times has noticed). Now, many librarians are punk-rock agents of social change, complete with tattoos, tech savvy, and new ideas to get books to the people. After the jump, meet just a few of the very coolest librarians alive — and since we know there are hundreds out there, add your favorite book lender (or yourself) in the comments.

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25 Vintage Photos of Librarians Being Awesome

Librarians being awesome PART 1


Librarians, in case you hadn’t heard, are essential members of society — likely to expand minds wherever they go — and, as such, are fully worthy of hero worship (whether they’re among the coolest librarians alive or just pretty cool). That’s at least part of the impetus behind My Daguerreotype Librarian, “[a] tumblr dedicated to literally or figuratively hunky and babely librarians from the past.” Inspired by the website, here’s a little extra literary goodness: 25 awesome vintage photos of librarians from ages past.

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Library Finds 5.15.14

Picked up three of the books I requested from my local library today! It was the funniest thing seeing that poor tiny girl lug the books from behind the counter. I felt real bad for her! XD Those things were fuckin’ HUGE.

FYI, they’re anthologies. All of them. I was doing some research on book design, formatting, and title selection, and I needed some good references.

The fact that these also coincided with books I’ve been meaning to read for AGES is PURE COINCIDENCE AND HAS NOTHING TO DO ANYTHING SO THERE! 8DD

Here’s the goods:

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Technically this post should have been transcribed and posted since yesterday when I wrote it, but whatever.

[BACK DATED 4/24/14]

So I went to my local library today and found a ton of books I either wanted to read, have been meaning to read (aka has been on my wishlist for AGES), have read already and wanted to read again, buy, or any and all of the above. Here’s the lovely haul:

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