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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 [...]

The Quick 10: The Real People Behind 10 Literary Characters

We’ve learned the background of some children’s book characters here on the _floss (Eloise may have been based on Liza Minnelli, for example), but today we’re uncovering the inspiration for some characters in more adult novels. 1. Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind was distant cousins with Doc Holliday. It’s supposed that she based [...]