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"Civilization exists because people can read; and people can read because civilization exists." --Fred Woodworth
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    “Hoo will be reading a good book today? Owl be reading a good book today!” Image: Vintage library ad, circa 1960

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  • 03/13/13--06:56: Get a load of this
  • “Libraries will carry you through times of no money better than money will carry you through times of no libraries.” –Anne Herbert, American writer. (Anne Herbert also coined the phrase, “Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.”) Image: Vintage … Continue reading

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  • 03/14/13--09:39: Across the ages
  • The world of books unfolds and endures across time and history — the collective knowledge of all human civilization — from the bronze age to the atomic age into the digital age and beyond. Image: Vintage library ad, circa 1960.

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  • 03/18/13--06:52: Paradise found
  • “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” –Jorge Luis Borges Image: Vintage library ad, circa 1960

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  • 03/20/13--06:07: No time like the present
  • “If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle, or as it were, fondle them – peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back … Continue reading

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    “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with … Continue reading

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  • 03/25/13--06:03: Six seconds
  • Vine is Twitter for videos — it only allows up to six seconds of video, in a continuous loop. Unlike Twitter, with video this kind of rigid constraint helps push creativity to the limit. Check out these vintage book loops … Continue reading

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  • 03/29/13--05:28: No monkeying around
  • I’d be lion if I said I didn’t love books! Vintage library poster circa 1960

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    Dreams are the answers to questions that we haven’t yet figured out how to ask. ― Fox Mulder, ‘The X Files’ I understand what you’re saying, and your comments are valuable, but I’m gonna ignore your advice. ― Roald Dahl, … Continue reading

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  • 04/12/13--15:50: Branching out
  • The local newspaper reporter called me up earlier this week, wanting to do a story on our seed lending library. Already, I’m thrilled. So we talk for a while about the project, about libraries, about card catalogs and antique dealers, … Continue reading

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  • 04/26/13--07:57: More books in the home
  • “A house without books is like a room without windows.” ― Horace Mann [Image: Vintage Book Week poster, circa 1936]

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  • 01/26/14--08:23: I’d tap that
  • Giant Underwood typewriter at the 1939 World’s Fair.

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  • 01/26/14--08:23: I’d tap that
  • Giant Underwood typewriter at the 1939 World’s Fair.

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