I went on a road trip with my family and a whole bunch of library shenanigans (and one museum shenanigan) piled up.
Gloria Gaynor disco party at the Library of Congress in May, yes, this is for real. You know you wish you could go.
“Quirky photo project” by Elise Schimke at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
And speaking of library-themed clothing, library book leggings are available from Kickin Leggings (this ad showed up in my Facebook feed, so Facebook isn’t totally useless I guess).
The Librarie Mollat, a bookstore in Bordeaux, France, has been Instagramming images of their employees and customers with book covers. Some of them are so perfectly matched it seems unreal!
Thanks, Tom McBride and Bored Panda.
This work of art by Jorge Méndez Blake has been shown in several galleries, and images of it are all over the web under the title “The Impact of a Book” and “L’impact d’un livre.” The artist’s title for the piece is Il Castillo / The Castle, after the title of the Kafka book at the bottom of the bricks.
Thanks, Emma Mitchell!
Loganberry Books in Cleveland, Ohio turned all the male-authored books in the store page-edges-out to draw attention to women authors during Women’s History Month.
Thanks, Lisa Lister!
Libraries and librarians never let me down at Valentine’s Day. The Ramsey County Library posted this excellent valentine on their Facebook page:
And the Loyola University Library in Chicago, following the lead of several other libraries, put together a Valentine’s Day display of “blind date” books wrapped in brown paper:
(Thanks, Amy Shuffelton!)
See also this post.
Thanks, Netanel Ganin and the Facebook group Troublesome Catalogers and Magical Metadata Fairies.
Thanks, Maryann Corbett!
Addendum (same day): Here’s a related image, from the Facebook page of The Bookloft in Massachusetts. Thanks, Lisa Lister!