Posts Tagged ‘librarians’
March 29, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
March 27, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Because it is a truth universally acknowledged that every celebrity has a children’s book in him, Jim Carrey is penning How Roland Rolls, a metaphysical story about a wave.
French cultural minister Aurélie Filippetti says the government is creating a fund to help struggling independent bookstores to ensure that France “never suffers the same fate as the United States.” Fair enough, France.
We all know the stories of authors who abhor the crass Hollywood commercialization of their work. Here are some happier outcomes! (Susan Orlean’s approbation is especially generous, considering!)
Encouraging or dismaying? Books on bullying are big business. Or, in the Times’s somewhat unfortunate parlance, “hot and profitable.”
#Librariansasteenagers is a hash tag.
February 22, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
David Foster Wallace: the trading card.
While you’re at it: pro-book desktop wallpaper.
On bribing librarians, and other ways to discover new books.
Speaking of libraries: here is what Auden checked out of the New York Society Library. (How many titles can you decipher?)
James Patterson and, oddly enough, the Duchess of Cornwall are teaming up to encourage fathers to read to their children.
October 5, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
The Library of Unborrowed Books.
In the new Halloween-ready Horrible Hauntings, a book of classic ghost stories is paired with an app, which allows you to summon Bloody Mary, sail with the Flying Dutchman, and otherwise terrify any child in your life.
Sick of stereotypes, one group of librarians shows what the real thing looks like.
A Bay Area 2013 Zagat guide was recalled after it was discovered that San Francisco was misspelled on the spine.
If you want to hear John Waters read a steamy scene from oft-banned Lady Chatterley’s Lover, well, you’ve come to the right place.
September 18, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
Check out this letter from Jack Kerouac to his editor, in which the Beat presses for publication of On the Road.
Librarians with literary tattoos!
While we’re at it, writers in underpants. (No exclamation mark.)
Books You’ve Never Heard of By Authors You Have. (Spoiler: you may have actually heard of a few of them, but you get the idea.)
“An audio version [of Gravity’s Rainbow] does exist, though it came from the time of cassettes, not MP3s. The book was recorded in 1986 by George Guidall … it runs to 34 hours.”