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Los Angeles Public Library acquires massive map collection

The LA Times reports that the Los Angeles Public Library has become the beneficiary of massive map donation courtesy of a real estate agent’s recent find.  The agent was put in charge of clearing out the belongings of a man who had occupied the building but was not the owner.  He had been living in […]

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88 Books That Shaped America

The Library of Congress have compiled a list of 88 books that shaped America, which will be an exhibition to begin a multiyear “Celebration of the Book”. “This list is a starting point,” said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. “It is not a register of the ‘best’ American books – although many of them […]

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Threats of Book Burning Save a Library

In what is among the most genius uses of social media I’ve recently seen, the city of Troy Michigan saved their public library by leveraging people’s love of books (and intense loathing of censorship and book burning). Watch the video for more – it gave me goosebumps.

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Belgian Royalties-Collection Society to Charge Volunteers Who Read to Kids

Belgian royalties association SABAM is demanding that libraries pay a royalty fee every time a volunteer reads books to children.

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