1. uispeccoll:

    The Floral Keepsake for 1850 features 46 plates of colored engravings.  Each flower is its own chapter and features flower lore, practical planting knowledge, and botanical description.  The keepsake also includes several poems and an index of the flowers and their associated meaning. The editor, John Keese, was both an amateur poet and bookseller.  I can only imagine that his love for the content and the object would have inspired him to work on this project.

    -Jillian P.

    AY11 .F53 1851

  2. usfspecialcollections:

    Three 19th century illustrated editions of Jack the Giant Killer, all delightfully gruesome in their own way.

    From top:

    Jack the Giant Killer. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1889.

    Jack the Giant Killer. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1889.

    Jack the Giant Killer. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, [between 1850 and 1870].

  3. Old school technology!

    Old school technology!

    (Source: televandalist)

  4. (Source: maako)

  5. Instagram tour of the Central Library.

#InstagramBHAM Feature - from #InstawalkBHAM April 14th at the Linn-Henley Library - TL: @lensman1966 • TC: @myamoebafriend • TR: @bplpics •• ML: @maryandstew • MC: @tomtom7974 • MR: @cristyplus2 •• BL: @wendleeme • BC: @chik_pea • BR: @mazer_the_razer | #instawalk #instameet #photowalk #Igers #IgersUSA #BirminghamPublicLibrary #LinnHenley #Birmingham #Alabama #BirminghamAL

    Instagram tour of the Central Library.

    #InstagramBHAM Feature - from #InstawalkBHAM April 14th at the Linn-Henley Library - TL: @lensman1966 • TC: @myamoebafriend • TR: @bplpics •• ML: @maryandstew • MC: @tomtom7974 • MR: @cristyplus2 •• BL: @wendleeme • BC: @chik_pea • BR: @mazer_the_razer | #instawalk #instameet #photowalk #Igers #IgersUSA #BirminghamPublicLibrary #LinnHenley #Birmingham #Alabama #BirminghamAL

  6. (Source: vintageanchorbooks)

  7. Happy Birthday Christopher Robin!
On this day, Daphne Milne, wife of writer A.A. Milne, gives birth to a son, who the couple name Christopher Robin Milne. Christopher Robin will be immortalized in A.A. Milne’s books Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.
carefullyselectedgarbage:

Christopher Robin Milne and Pooh enjoying an adventure in 1925

    Happy Birthday Christopher Robin!

    On this day, Daphne Milne, wife of writer A.A. Milne, gives birth to a son, who the couple name Christopher Robin Milne. Christopher Robin will be immortalized in A.A. Milne’s books Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.

    carefullyselectedgarbage:

    Christopher Robin Milne and Pooh enjoying an adventure in 1925

  8. mage-cat:

hafuboti:

You can get the individual boxes here.

I hope I remember these exist come next summer.

    mage-cat:

    hafuboti:

    You can get the individual boxes here.

    I hope I remember these exist come next summer.

  9. scholasticreadingclub:

    nationalbook:

    Words only book lovers truly understand.

    This is the truth!