WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A LIBRARY CAT DURING THE PANDEMIC

Library Cats are still working! By lsimon on August 24, 2020 Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries across the country have closed their doors to the public—but what has that meant for the cats who call America’s libraries home? Libraries have long been home to feline residents who keep patrons company, promote activities and programs, and assist with pest … Continue reading WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A LIBRARY CAT DURING THE PANDEMIC

A Novel about a Bookstore: Robert Hellenga’s “Love, Death & Rare Books”

“We’re fine,” I say on the landline. (I’m keeping it real.) Of course things are not fine. They are far from fine. At least we have enough books. Here's a great review about a novel about a bookstore … Read the original post in entirety here:A Novel about a Bookstore: Robert Hellenga’s “Love, Death & … Continue reading A Novel about a Bookstore: Robert Hellenga’s “Love, Death & Rare Books”

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

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