Category Archives: Libravore

Public Library Abandons Plan to Revamp 42nd Street Building – NYTimes.com

  The New York Public Library has abandoned its controversial plan to turn part of its research flagship on 42nd Street into a circulating library. Credit Chang W. Lee/The New York Times   Continue reading the main story In a … Continue reading

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Book Lovers Record Traces of 19th-Century Readers – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

A lament for a dead child, written by her mother in pencil on the endpaper of an 1843 copy of The Poetical Works of Mrs. Felicia Hemans. A sewing needle, thread still attached, inserted in the back of an 1860 … Continue reading

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Secret Libraries of New York City | Atlas Obscura

Lantern slide of the New York Public Library (via NYPL) As the debate continues over the renovation of the main branch of the New York Public Library — a design by Norman Foster that would radically overhaul the stacks and other features … Continue reading

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Center for Jewish History Offers Free “Ask the Experts” and “Behind the Scenes” Programs April 28 and 29 For National Preservation Week

The Center for Jewish History is pleased to announced its participation in the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services‘ Preservation Week from April 27 – May 3, 2014. This year we will be hosting a number of exciting events … Continue reading

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Bookstores in Seattle Soar, and Embrace an Old Nemesis: Amazon.com – NYTimes.com

Bookstores in Seattle Soar, and Embrace an Old Nemesis: Amazon.com By KIRK JOHNSONAPRIL 11, 2014 Photo Abbie Barronian, left, and Ellie Graves browsed at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle. The store last year turned its first substantial profit in … Continue reading

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Daily What?! The NYPL Has George Washington’s 1757 Recipe for Beer | Untapped Cities

We just came across this find at the New York Public Library Manuscripts and Archives Division. It’s George Washington’s “Recipe for Small Beer” from his 1757 notebook. Read more…   Related articles Mine, mine, mine! Marking Medieval Manuscripts, Then and Now … Continue reading

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Harvard discovers three of its library books are bound in human flesh | Roadtrippers

31 March, 2014 Greg Newkirk There’s something undeniably creepy about big, expansive libraries. The hushed whispers, the almost artificial quiet, and the smell of dusty tomes combine to create a surreal experience. But when it comes to creepy libraries, Harvard … Continue reading

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