library, rare books

The Inside Story of the $8 Million Heist From the Carnegie Library

The Inside Story of the $8 Million Heist From the Carnegie Library: Precious maps, books and artworks vanished from the Pittsburgh archive over the course of 25 years. Far from a crime just against the library, the theft was a crime against the world's cultural heritage. Everywhere they looked, the auditors found a staggering degree of destruction and looting.

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Create a Miniature Adventure – a Creative Bookish Activity

Make like "The Borrowers" and create a tiny adventure where you’re the star! This creative activity is perfect for families to do on a walk, or in your local park or garden. Imagine what it would be like to be the size of your thumb!Think of a simple story about your adventures at home or… Continue reading Create a Miniature Adventure – a Creative Bookish Activity

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Rare Book Collector Reveals Tibetan Book Printed Before the Gutenberg Bible

The Gutenberg Printing Press truly revolutionized western society with its introduction of mass produced printed materials for a relatively cheap price, which helped encourage literacy among the lower classes. However, the practice of printing books had actually been occurring long before 1450 in the Far East. A rare book collector on Twitter recently debuted a… Continue reading Rare Book Collector Reveals Tibetan Book Printed Before the Gutenberg Bible

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Rare Charlotte Brontë ‘little book’ to go on show at Haworth

A rare book the size of a matchbox written by the teenage Charlotte Brontë will go on public display for the first time after a museum paid €600,000 (£505,000) to bring it back to Britain. Curators said they wept when they finally received the book, which arrived from an auction house in Paris. It was… Continue reading Rare Charlotte Brontë ‘little book’ to go on show at Haworth

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A Movie for Bibliophiles, Finally!

Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. THE BOOKSELLERS takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers. In… Continue reading A Movie for Bibliophiles, Finally!

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When reading is your one true love ❤️

How do we #LoveReading? Let us count the ways. ❤️ If reading is your one true love, celebrate your Valentine's Day the library way with these literary valentines from New York Public Library! Want to print out these valentines to give to a special someone? ❤️ Click here to download rectangular versions, and click here to… Continue reading When reading is your one true love ❤️

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1913 Fall Fashions from the Army & Navy Co-operative Society Circular

A section of the 1913 Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd Circular featuring new Autumn Fashions. This Flickr album was created by Jennifer Sweetapple, a Masters student on the University of Glasgow's Art History: Dress and Textile Histories programme. View the entire album below: //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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On a Greek Island, a Bookstore With Some Mythology of Its Own

SANTORINI, Greece — On a wall above rare first editions, old maps of this volcanic island and a stained linen lampshade, a painted timeline traces the evolution of Atlantis Books from a wine-drenched notion in 2002 into one of Europe’s most enchanting bookstores. A terrace overlooks the Aegean Sea. Bookshelves swing back to reveal hidden,… Continue reading On a Greek Island, a Bookstore With Some Mythology of Its Own