At the Libraries: Book Covers That Didn't Get Used

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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

The New York Times had a great little feature last week about book covers that didn't end up getting used. Some of them are pretty amazing, and it makes you wonder what other great designs are ending up on the cutting room floor.

A lot of movie posters get the redesign treatment, but here's a new twist: movie posters for classic novels. I wouldn't mind hanging one of two of these in my house!

Librarians are being interrogated in LA in order to keep their jobs. Sample questions include: "When was the last time you taught a course for which your librarian credential was not required?" Ouch. Do schools not need librarians?
I don't think anyone would question the fact that universities sure need libraries, and NC State has quite a vision for their new Hunt Library (to be open in 2012). You have to watch the video to truly believe it, but -- robots!
A few weeks ago I told you guys about a fun new book that is climbing up the Amazon pre-order charts. You know the one. Well, here's a great response to all its attendant hoopla, from the editor of The Horn Book.
Did you know that there was a brief evangelical era of Archie? It's true, and it's all here. I had no idea!
Uh oh, looks like there is some serious book-banning going on in South Carolina prisons. Apparently the only book allowed is The Bible. Sure, it's pretty interesting and really long, but come on!
Done with grad school? Unsure what to do next? Try on College Humor's Post-Grad Sorting Hat and see what lays in your future. This doesn't have anything to do with libraries, but it's been a while since we had a Harry Potter post, so I thought it was time.

Here's another crazy use for old books. Because reading them is just too obvious.
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See you all next week! I'll be unveiling May's blog of the month, so let me know if you have any suggestions!


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May 18, 2011 - 11:20am
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