Ancient and Beautiful Libraries

Tech Insider shared an article today with photographs of the inside of ten of the world’s most beautiful old libraries.  The majority of the libraries were in England and France making it somewhat easier to visit them all.  Take a look at the libraries here.

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Are you running out of space for your books?

Julia Seales, of Bustle, has written a great article on 10 Things That Happen When You Run Out of Space to Put All Your Books.  Read all the way to the end!  Her final paragraph is my favorite.  You can read it here.

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Enter for a Chance to Meet Joe Hill

the-firemanAFAR, Travel + Leisure, William Morrow, and others are sponsoring a sweepstakes for one winner to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico to meet Joe Hill and George R. R. Martin.  One winner will receive:

  • Two tickets to attend the Joe Hill in conversation with George R. R. Martin event at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 23, 2016
  • Meet and greet with Joe Hill and George R. R. Martin at the event
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation at La Posada De Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • $500 towards airfare
  • Two hardcover copies of The Fireman by Joe Hill
  • Two trade paperback copies each of Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, NOS4A2, and 20th Century Ghosts, all by Joe Hill

Sounds like a lot of fun! You can enter here.

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Buttercup

Buttercup

Source: Musing

A few years ago I wrote about Beauregard, the library cat at the H. B. Stamps Public Library in Hawkins County, Tennessee.  Well, it seems that Parnassus Books of Nashville, Tennessee has done H. B. Stamps Public Library one better.  Parnassus Books has a shop sheep!

Last summer I had the pleasure of visiting Parnassus Books and found the staff to be helpful and kind.  The book selection was wonderful and I really liked the way book picks were displayed at the front.  Parnassus also has an amazing First Editions Club, if you are interested.

To see more pictures of Buttercup, the shop sheep at Parnassus Books, check out Musing, their literary blog.

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Dogs and Books

Followers of this blog know that I love animals!  In fact, one of my Pinterest boards is made-up of cats and books.  Now the Chronicle Books Blog has posted 12 Dogs Mesmerized by the Magic of Reading.  Make sure to check it out!

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Reasons To Be Proud of Being a Book Hoarder

Claire Fallon of The Huffington Post has come up with 16 reasons to be proud of being a book hoarder. As you can probably guess, I prefer the term “Book Lover,” but hoarder probably applies just as well. My favorite is “Your home will always be filled with the perfume of old books.” Check out the rest of the list here.

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Spring Break Spots for Booklovers

row-of-homesIf you’re currently in the process of planning a trip for spring, then you should definitely check out Bustle‘s list of “10 of the Best Spring Break Vacation Spots for Book Nerds.”  Some of the top spots include New York, London, Edinburgh, and Key West.

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