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At the Libraries: Literary Tattoos

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

One of my favorite library blogs wrote about an amazing coffee table book coming out soon: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide. The name alone gives me chills! You can see some great ones here: Anyone out there have a literary tattoo they care to share?
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Check out this amazing sideways library in NYC.
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Take note, Jay-Z fans: his (long-awaited?) autobiography is coming out! He’s partnered with Bing and turned it into a kind of hide-and-seek game — see you if can win! And I like Jay-Z, but can it really be better than 50 Cent’s classic From Pieces to Weight? I mean, how many times has Jay-Z been shot? Ad Age has more details on its unusual marketing campaign are here.
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Next up in celebrity books, James Franco has just published a book of short stories. So, you know, he gets press about that, since he is a movie star and all. Here’s a not-so-impressed review that makes much of that fact.
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Big event at a very special library this week — mine! If you live anywhere near central NC, come on out to Knightdale for our 6th annual Moonlight Walk! We’ll have a storyteller, live music, and free food! Get all the info here. And yes, of course, I will be signing autographs.
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Last week we saw J.K. Rowling’s handwritten notes. Now we have Dr. Seuss’ lost manuscript! Check out a book-that-coulda-been.
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And more nostalgia from our childhood — original cover art for Charlotte’s Web just netted quite a tidy sum at auction! As much as I love that book (please tell me you do, too!), it does seem a bit … pricey. But I am on a librarian’s salary, after all.
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Here’s some information you parents will all need … someday. Find out which books would be best to explain certain topics to your little darling. At least, according to The New Yorker.
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And, just because we can, here’s yet another death knell for the book. Read if you dare…

If you follow a great library blog, site, or twitterer, please share it with me! Hit me at atthelibraries@gmail.com or leave me a comment. See previous installments of At the Libraries here.

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October 20th, 2010

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Stranger to the World

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