ALA Washington Office25 Writers on the Importance of Libraries

bradbury bike


You’re self-educated, aren’t you?

BRADBURY (pictured)

Yes, I am. I’m completely library educated. I’ve never been to college.


Or, as Victor Hugo said: “A library implies an act of faith which generations, still in darkness hid, sign in their night in witness of the dawn.”

…A little bit of subtle advocacy never hurt – at least in the name of something as noble as Libraries.

One recent tweet that caught my eye:

Imagine libraries don’t exist yet. Now imagine proposing the idea oflibraries to the American government as it now functions. Nolibraries.


Meanwhile…from around the web – scanning great book blogs and book news sites:

huffpoDRM Lawsuit Filed By Independent Bookstores Against Amazon, ‘Big Six’ Publishers ~ ~ The Indies claim that …”…by entering into confidential agreements with the Big Six publishers, who control approximately 60 percent of print book revenue in the U.S., Amazon has created a monopoly in the marketplace that is designed to control prices and destroy independent booksellers.”

…but then on a lighter note:  After Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Bell Jar’, Three More Feminist Classics Get The Chick-Lit Treatment (PICTURES)
The new cover for The Bell Jar


NPRFinding A Path For Pakistan At The Karachi Literature Festival
~~…”…The most prominent Pakistani novelists to emerge in recent years have made their country’s crisis central to their art…”


LATIMESAnnouncing the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists ~~ More buzz continues to build for the staggering work of Katherine Boo: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

And then, how about for fun:

I wish I could meet …, the literary edition ~~I’d love to meet Atticus Fitch or Dean Moriarty… Holden Caulfield?-or John Galt? Maybe not so much. But then?

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