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!
Sometimes the littlest library shenanigans are the best library shenanigans, like when your coworker makes you laugh by goofing around with the foam book supports,
or when your friend Nick Humez sends you a cartoon about the Dewey Decimal System.