Using Books for Home Decoration

March 4, 2011

Books Do Furnish a Room by Leslie Geddes-Brown is the most recent of a slew of  publications dealing with home libraries and decorative use of books.This book explores the use of books in decorating different types of rooms: living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, hallways and even bathrooms. I love the concept.

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My kind of Drug

March 2, 2011

  My kind of drug. “Books are a Hard-Bound Drug With No Danger Of An Overdose. I Am the Happy Victim Of Books.” Image Credit: I found this image via FlashDecor, but seeing  as i’m pretty sure that’s Karl Lagerfield and the font looks vaguely familiar, I really think the source is more along Vogue […]

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The power of a place to read

March 1, 2011

In a good bookroom, you feel in some way that you are absorbing  the wisdom contained in all the books –  through your skin, without even opening them. – Mark Twain

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Film & Theology Weekend at Gladstone’s Library

February 27, 2011

The ever popular Film and Theology weekend is being held from Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd April at Gladstone’s Library in Wales. This is it’s fourteenth year – that’s a lot of films.  This is how Gladstone’s Library describes what’s in store for this year: This year, we will view and review five films during the […]

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Home Library: Children’s Books as works of Art!

February 25, 2011

= Children’s Books as a work of art! Image Credit.

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Libraries: The Old Spice Guy becomes spokesman for the cause d’celeb of the Library

July 19, 2010

Yesterday i shared the parody of the old spice guy plugging libraries. Today I bring you the video that prompted the parody – the Old Spice guy himself plugging libraries. This video too is via Chronicle of Higher Education  ________________________Anna M Blanch is founder of Goannatree, and a PhD candidate in the Institute of Theology, […]

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Libraries: a parody of the old spice guy

July 16, 2010

A parody of the Old Spice guy filmed in Brigham Young’s Harold B. Lee Library promoting Libraries all the while! I’m with the Chronicle – more please! via Chronicle of Higher Education HT: pgepps, Ellen Hampton Filgo, Eileen Bentsen.

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Donald Judd’s library

May 27, 2010

Donald Judd’s Library in Marfa, Texas. Some of us have enough books to fill a shed, but i am not sure how many of us would put them in one. Apartment Therapy reports that according to Barbara Hunt McLanahan, executive director of the Donald Judd Foundation, Judd had “an insatiable appetite for books, beyond even […]

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Let’s play a game: It’s not Where’s Wally?, It’s Where’s Anna?

May 17, 2010

Yes, I dropped off the face of Goannatree for almost a month. No, it wasn’t something I’d carefully planned and thought about, except for the first week of it…after that, let’s just begin by blaming the happy coincidence of Eyjafjallajökull’s Volcano (you see Eyjafjallajökull is the name of the glacier the volcano is under not the […]

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St Deiniol’s Library: A Haven for Research

May 17, 2010

After a week of research, reflection, and rest, my time at St Deiniol’s comes to an end this afternoon as I journey back to the east coast of Scotland and the wonders of the auld grey toon, St Andrews. __________________________________________________ St Deiniol’s Residential Library was founded in 1894 by William Ewart Gladstone in the little […]

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