At the Libraries: Books That Shaped America

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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment!
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Who went to ALA this year? Anaheim is a bit too far for me, but I'd love to hear some reports from folks who made it out there!
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Time to covet a new consumer product -- the library storage bin!
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Or you could covet this WHOLE HOUSE full of shelves!
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This list of 88 books that shaped America is pretty cool. Any you think are missing?
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I can second this woman's experience as a librarian. There are a lot of creeps out there, indeed.
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You know, this is just speculation, but I bet if you did a Venn diagram of librarians and people who watch Doctor Who, you would have a biiiiiiig intersection. This post, on librarians in Doctor Who episodes, is for those folks!
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Sometimes it really is about who you know. To wit: the husband of E.L. James (of Fifty Shades of Grey infamy) has sold a book!

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Start your weekend off early with this mashup -- it's The Lord of the Rings meets libraries.

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Have we seen these carved books before? A reader sent them in (thanks, Abe!) and even if we have, they're surely worth a second look.
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Here is a call for entries that I know will speak to many of you librarians out there: Send pictures of yourself with cats for a 2013 calendar! You know you love cats! And the non-librarians can buy the calendar!
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Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend, guys. Drop me a line if you hear of great library or literary news, and I'll be sure to feature it here in an upcoming column!

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