Category: Miscellany

Facsimile Dust Jackets for Vintage Books

Facsimile Dust Jackets for Vintage Books

Did you know you can buy facsimile dust jackets for some vintage or antique books? The website Facsimile Dust Jackets LLC offers dust jackets for a number of vintage books, first editions, and later reprintings. The proprietor, Mark Terry, and his sister Gail have scanned tens of thousands of dust… Read more »

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Banned Books Week 2020

Banned Books Week 2020

It’s Banned Books Week! Censorship of books (“banning” books) occurs all over the world, even in countries that generally oppose censorship.* In the US, it’s usually a state or local issue, and often involves books that a minority of people don’t want their library (or libraries) to carry, or their… Read more »

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The Omnivore’s Hundred tag

The Omnivore’s Hundred tag

  I saw this tag on Book-Wyrm-Knits and thought it looked like fun. The original tag was posted by a blog called Very Good Taste, which is no longer online. To quote Nicole’s post, “The tag is the Omnivore’s Hundred, a foodie tag where you take a list of 100… Read more »

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Women dominate this year’s Hugo Awards

Women dominate this year’s Hugo Awards

Women dominated the Hugos this year, winning all the fiction categories as well as graphic story and best related work. At least four of them are women of color, making this year’s Hugo Awards a resounding YES to diversity in science fiction and fantasy. N. K. Jemisin won Best Novel for… Read more »

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Happy 37th Birthday, Harry!

Happy 37th Birthday, Harry!

26 years ago, a giant stepped through a door and told a small, unloved boy, “Yer a wizard, Harry.” Happy 37th birthday to the Boy Who Lived. Twitter Facebook 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

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The Library Extension app

The Library Extension app

Have you ever heard about a book and thought, I wonder if my library has it? You hear about a book from a friend, or read a glowing review. I want to read that, you think, and head off to Goodreads to learn more. Yes! you say after reading the book blurb and more… Read more »

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Children’s Book Week 2017

Children’s Book Week 2017

Children’s Book Week, May 1-7, 2017 It’s Children’s Book Week again! This is the 98th anniversary of Children’s Book Week, and the Children’s Book Council, Every Child a Reader, and local bookstores and libraries have lots of events planned! But you can celebrate at home with any of these activities. (A… Read more »

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