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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

Bookstores

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 ❤️

Bookstores

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

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The Library Was My Refuge

https://lacountylibrary.org/leland-r-weaver-library/ I love my Library! My first Library memory was at Leland R. Weaver Library in South Gate, California. I still remember the smell of the Library (and the books), story time, crafts and movies in the hot Summer. I also remember the card catalogue and the Librarian explaining how to find books using it.… Continue reading The Library Was My Refuge

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Going against the decluttering craze: the book hoarders who defy Marie Kondo | The Independently

Stuffed closets. Dangerous junk drawers. Crowded cabinets. Bloated bookshelves. All have come under the gaze of Marie Kondo and her legions of folding-frenzied fans. But none hit a nerve quite like the bookshelf. On an episode of her smash-hit Netflix special, Kondo advised a couple to edit their shelves, maybe get rid of a few.… Continue reading Going against the decluttering craze: the book hoarders who defy Marie Kondo | The Independently