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'Snow Whites' of Leuven
The Belgian library displays burned books that were salvaged from the fires of both world wars.
Added by duncanchappell
China's Seaside Library Mimics the Rhythms of the Ocean
The ultimate beach read.
September 06, 2017
The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Library Books
Librarians are amazing.
August 31, 2017
Found: Hidden Examples of Long-Lost Languages in Centuries-Old Palimpsests
New imaging techniques are revealing texts that were erased hundreds of years ago.
August 29, 2017
The Premeditated Zucchini Switcheroo
A library mystery.
August 10, 2017
Get Free Eclipse Glasses at Your Local Library
They're giving away millions of them!
August 09, 2017
The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books
After being imprisoned for a reading-related prank, the couple never recovered.
August 09, 2017
U.S. Naval Observatory Library
A horde of sky catalogs, astrophysical journals, even the works of Galileo and Copernicus.
Added by Elliot Carter
The Woman Who Collected More Than 25,000 Menus
Her dream? To preserve the culinary history of the early 1900s.
August 04, 2017
This Glow-In-The-Dark Library Was Designed to Mimic a Diamond
The National Library of Belarus glitters through the day and night.
July 27, 2017
Librarian Finds Live Civil-War Artillery Shells on Her First Day
But not even that could faze her.
July 21, 2017
The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the '80s
By passing as a professor, James Richard Shinn made off with over $100,000 worth of books.
July 20, 2017
Found: A Purse Hidden in the Library Walls Since 1966
A dentist's reservation card was one of the best clues inside.
July 07, 2017
Anti-Saloon League Museum
Artifacts fill the old headquarters of the hugely influential political movement to ban alcohol in the United States.
Added by thomasharper
Want to Transcribe Rare Magical Manuscripts on Your Lunch Break?
Chicago's Newberry Library would love your help.
June 29, 2017
Even in the 1700s, Book Clubs Were Really About Drinking and Socializing
And "a considerable element of boisterous good humor."
June 26, 2017
The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project's Secrets
While dodging accusations of communism, Charlotte Serber made the nuclear bomb possible.
June 23, 2017
Rochester, New York
Central Library's Secret Room
A room hidden behind a swinging shelf in the children's section.
Added by zariftaufiq
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