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Libraries in Empty Jails, Churches, Shipping Containers and More

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! We all saw the library in Texas that had been built in a former WalMart — so cool! Here are more libraries created from empty buildings [...]

At the Libraries:

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! We all saw the library in Texas that had been built in a former WalMart — so cool! Here are more libraries created from empty buildings [...]

At the Libraries: Horrendous Book Covers from the ’80s

Time for another week of book- and library-related fun! The New Yorker gets some pretty amazing illustrators to do their covers, and one blogger noticed that many of them have a connection to children’s books. Ian Falconer is definitely my favorite. He writes the Olivia books. * But you shouldn’t judge a magazine or a book by [...]

The Late Movies: “Pop Pilgrims” Visit Pop Culture Sites

The Onion’s AV Club has been traveling the U.S., visiting significant locations from film, TV, and music. I’ve collected some of my favorites from their series, which is currently 32 episodes long. These are bite-sized collections of trivia and pop culture lore, and are a lot of fun — though the theme song and sponsor [...]

The Quick Eight: Eight Author-Musicians

Sometimes, people are just so creative and full of thoughts that a single outlet for creativity is simply not enough. This does not apply to me. The only instrument I can wail on is the kind that limits you to five plastic buttons for your “notes.” These eight authors, however, like to put [...]