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“A library without books? Not quite, but as students abandon the stacks in favor of online reference material, university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes in a nationwide purge that has some print-loving scholars deeply unsettled.”
Finding granola, hummus, organic produce and whole grains is easy now, but it wasn’t always. Jonathan Kauffman’s new book, Hippie Food, explores the people and places that expanded America’s palate.
“Daisy Goodwin talks about the central role The London Library played in the making of her international hit series “Victoria.”
A cognitive psychologist on a question that annoys him.
We wish you a mappy Christmas.
Post about Mark Twain’s debut of his white suit at a hearing at the Library of Congress.
The following is a guest post by Jan Grenci, Reference Specialist for Posters, Prints and Photographs Division.
Winter is one of my favorite seasons, what with the snow, and the cookies, and the caroling. There are a number of posters in the collections of the Prints and Photographs Division that illustrate some of the things that make winter the most wonderful time of the year.
Posters of the Winter Season. A blog post at “Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos” on 2017-12-06.
Carl Linnaeus, the father of biological taxonomy, also had a hand in inventing this tool for categorizing anything.
We asked some of our favorite libraries: What’s the oldest item in your collection?