jpa-thevillain:

MMM

stare at this while listening to junior boys. no disappointment.

jpa-thevillain:

MMM

stare at this while listening to junior boys. no disappointment.

chicagopubliclibrary:

One Book, One Chicago 
The 2014-2015 pick for our citywide reading program, One Book, One Chicago, is the Pulitzer-Prize winning “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” by Michael Chabon! 
Our shelves are stacked and ready for you. Join the conversation at onebookonechicago.org. #OBOC

chicagopubliclibrary:

One Book, One Chicago 

The 2014-2015 pick for our citywide reading program, One Book, One Chicago, is the Pulitzer-Prize winning “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” by Michael Chabon! 

Our shelves are stacked and ready for you. Join the conversation at onebookonechicago.org. #OBOC

newberryprinting:

TGIF!

Today we share with you two of our favorite things: typefaces and wine!

Newberry call number: Case Wing Z250 .A5 Box 14.

archivesofamericanart:

Fancy making your own writing ink? Just grab eight ounces of goose grease and some other witches’ brew items. Dazzle your friends and Pinterest followers with this recipe from the Harriet Endicott Waite research material on Currier and Ives, a 19th century printmaking firm. 

archivesofamericanart:

Fancy making your own writing ink? Just grab eight ounces of goose grease and some other witches’ brew items. Dazzle your friends and Pinterest followers with this recipe from the Harriet Endicott Waite research material on Currier and Ives, a 19th century printmaking firm. 

nypl:

Tomorrow at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building artist Nick Cave discusses his breathtaking new book, Nick Cave: Epitome with Nato Thompson, Chief Curator of Creative Time and contributing author. This definitive monograph surveys the artist’s exuberant and genre-defying Soundsuits, performance work, and sculptural installations, and explores the transformative power of one’s imagination and capacity for fantasy.

nypl:

Tomorrow at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building artist Nick Cave discusses his breathtaking new book, Nick Cave: Epitome with Nato Thompson, Chief Curator of Creative Time and contributing author. This definitive monograph surveys the artist’s exuberant and genre-defying Soundsuits, performance work, and sculptural installations, and explores the transformative power of one’s imagination and capacity for fantasy.

Not fancy enough

Not fancy enough

bookpatrol:

Minnesota: Land of 10,000 lakes and 1 floating library

There are lakes everywhere in Minnesota and now one of them has a floating library.

Thanks to Sarah Peters the contraption above is open for business on Cedar Lake in Minneapolis. Designed by Molly Reichert the 8 foot structure will hold upwards of 80 books for water travelers to peruse and check out.

Canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, skiffs, rowboats, or even inner tubes are invited to paddle up to the Library and browse the shelves from inside their watercraft. The library has both circulating and reference collections of artists’ books contributed by artists nationwide. A staff of friendly floating librarians facilitate the check out process and make reading suggestions

There are even drop off boxes on the shore to return the books.

About the project, Peters told the Minneapolis Star Tribune “Art books are not a widely known art form..And so there’s an element of delight and surprise. First of all, canoeing along and coming across a library. And then having it stocked with books that are totally unique. It’s like this double whammy of inventiveness. It can expand people’s ideas of what art is.”

True enough but it could also ruin a lot of those unique books. Granted one cannot enter the library but the confluence of books and water rarely ends well.

Perhaps a shore-based library by the landing dock could have achieved the goal of exposing people to the pleasures of book arts and artists books without  the high risk. But then again maybe the reward is in the risk.

Story at the Star Tribune: The land of 10,000 lakes now has a floating library 

Floating Library website

Flickr set of the Floating Library, 2013

h/t Shelf Awareness

hmm… yay for plastic bags!