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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?
Check out this amazing sideways library in NYC.
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.
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.
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.
Last week we saw J.K. Rowling’s handwritten notes. Now we have Dr. Seuss’ lost manuscript! Check out a book-that-coulda-been.
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.
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.
And, just because we can, here’s yet another death knell for the book. Read if you dare…

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October 20th, 2010

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