Saturday, March 29, 2008

Giant Pop-up Book

Can you tell that I am getting caught up on my blog reading? Well here is something that I found a Yanko Design - a gigantic pop-up book - can you imagine having one in your library?

A Perfect Cup of Tea

Nothing goes better with a good read than a lovely cup of tea. Well those folks at Improbable Research (THE best science blog) give a link to the Royal Society of Chemistry's instructions for brewing the perfect cup of tea

...ahhh.....all I need now is my lovely leather-bound copy of Parnassus on Wheels, that bathtub with the bookshelves, a cup of Earl Grey in my special teacup and I would be in heaven.

Friday, March 28, 2008


My favorite discovery of the week is the Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie blog - wow - I have always been fascinated by personal bookplates and knew that some folks collected them, but this blog is a treasure trove of information - As a former Philadelhpian myself, Lewis Jaffe, I salute you!! - now I need to start posting my bookplates online

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Electronic books

I saw this coming - according to Cory Doctorow, the folks that sell you e-books are now trying to tell you that you don't own them and therefore can't resell them - if this is upheld, the future looks a little grimmer for used book dealers

Friday, March 21, 2008

Play with the librarian

are you a little bored today? How about dressing up (or down) your favorite librarian