Book Adventures with the Quirky Librarian

“It’s National Library Week — like Shark Week but with cardigans.”
— my coworker in the University Archives. (via ex-tabulis)

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betype:

Puffin Chalks by Dana Tanamachi

Beautiful book covers created by Dana Tanamachi for Puffin Books, a division of Penguin Books for children. Every cover was created in a larger size with chalk then photographed and reproduced in a book format. If you want the books: Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz or Pippi Longstocking you can buy them on Amazon

Beautiful as these are…I’m bothered by the fact that the title is actually “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”… How can you produce a book with an incomplete title on the cover?!

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youlovelucie:

witchyroses:

This is the reason gifsets were invented

friendly reminder that this wasn’t in the script - they were just messing around on set one day and this happened.

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“I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon.”

Hear more tales of nerdery in this week’s Pwn Up! (via dorkly)

Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.

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Some wise words from Dame Julie.

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“The first people a dictator puts in jail after a coup are the writers, the teachers, the librarians — because these people are dangerous. They have enough vocabulary to recognize injustice and to speak out loudly about it. Let us have the courage to go on being dangerous people.”
Dare to Disturb the Universe: Madeleine L’Engle on Creativity, Censorship, Writing, and the Duty of Children’s Books | Brain Pickings (via thingspeopleasklibrarians)

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Me, trying to leave the library half an hour before closing… 

Me, trying to leave the library half an hour before closing… 

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Finally watching the first season of Pushing Daisies. Had to pause the episode for something and I came back in the room and Lee Pace is looking at me with absolute puppy dog eyes. 

Not sure if I should unpause it…

My fear whenever I’m sending out an official library letter. 

My fear whenever I’m sending out an official library letter. 

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catsbeaversandducks:

Meerkats make the best photographer’s assistants EVER.

Via BuzzFeed

How could you not find this to be precious?

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karenhallion:

This design will be on sale at www.theyetee.com/ on April 12, 2014

I still haven’t found the day that I didn’t like a new Karen Hallion design. 
Buy all the shirts!

karenhallion:

This design will be on sale at www.theyetee.com/ on April 12, 2014

I still haven’t found the day that I didn’t like a new Karen Hallion design. 

Buy all the shirts!

“Everyone wants to be Batman, but everyone should be Captain America.”
Captain America Doesn’t Need To Be A Jerk To Be Interesting  (via tipsyggnostalgic)

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