1. Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare!Learn more!

    Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare!

    Learn more!

  2. serendipitousreadings:

    powells:

    Happy Earth Day! Make your profile picture one of our magical Earth Day 2014 patches and spread the love of used books far and wide! http://powells.us/1raK4Yr

  3. dcpubliclibrary:

    dimma-dont:

    when one of your favorite characters in a book dies and you just

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    (Source: dimma-dont)

  4. flavorpill:

    Listen to 15 Literary Icons Reading Their Own Work

  5. chicagopubliclibrary:

    Antique Book Patterns From Bergen Public Library

    Fun project from Bergen Public Library!

    A Beautiful collection of antique book patterns from front or end papers. Spanning from 1890-1930.

    Click here to see more antique book covers!

  6. My father used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.

    — Archbishop Desmond Tutu (via te-hya)

    (Source: locsofpoetry)

  7. iowawomensarchives:

    1. Spoiler alert.
    2. Happy Easter!! In a secular, candy-based way. Or not. Whatever you’re into…

    Love, Iowa Women’s Archives

    Iowa Digital Library: Patsy Carroll girls’ series advertisement in Ruth Fielding and Her Greatest Triumph by Alice B. Emerson (aka Mildred Wirt Benson), 1933

    Iowa Women’s Archives: Guide to the Mildred Wirt Benson papers, 1915-2002

    View all Women’s History Wednesday posts

  8. lysergic-asshole:

    SMACKDOWN. GEORGE RR MARTIN WINS EVERY DEBATE EVER FOR THE REST OF TIME.

  9. theparisreview:

“I think I write in order to discover on my shelf a new book that I would enjoy reading, or to see a new play that would engross me.” —Thornton Wilder

"Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day." Thornton Wilder, #bday April 17

    theparisreview:

    “I think I write in order to discover on my shelf a new book that I would enjoy reading, or to see a new play that would engross me.” —Thornton Wilder