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Pawling, New York
Akin Free Library
The attic and basement house two museums stuffed with oddities like swallowed spoon handles and a shrunken head.
Added by jonatales
Pico Rivera, California
The small family-run business has kept alive the fading art of creating beautiful handmade book covers.
Sponsored by Discover Los Angeles
Added by Kavya Ram Mohan
Deming, New Mexico
A half-acre utopia in the New Mexico desert features a graveyard, a library, and a mailbox.
Added by dsurra
Yangzhou Shi, China
The Yangzhou Zhongshuge
Mirrored floors and arched shelves create the illusion of an infinite tunnel of books.
Added by Kerry Wolfe
rock and roll
A Day in the Life of a Rock 'n' Roll Librarian
It's not all finding secret notes from Keith Richards... but some of it is.
November 06, 2017
The Oldest Treasures From 12 Great Libraries
We asked some of our favorite libraries: What's the oldest item in your collection?
October 26, 2017
The Saga of a Long-Lost 15th-Century Illuminated Prayer Book
The Luneborch manuscript vanished, and was lost for decades only to reappear again in a mysterious package.
October 25, 2017
Digitizing the Boston Public Library's Forgotten Record Collection
It will take years, but all 200,000 pieces of vinyl discovered in a basement will one day be available to the public.
October 24, 2017
Why a New Zealand Library's Books Kept Vanishing, Then Reappearing
Homeless readers had been tucking volumes away so they could return to them the next day.
October 18, 2017
See the Most Luxurious Medieval Manuscripts in Existence
Feel free to judge these books by their covers.
October 12, 2017
Library of Congress Book Conveyor Tunnel
A fantastic array of trays and cables once whisked books over to the Capitol at 600 feet per minute.
Added by Elliot Carter
The Harry Ransom Center
The upstairs reading room is packed with millions of rare books, literary manuscripts, and historical treasures.
Added by ATX Mike
Moorestown, New Jersey
Flexible Flyer Museum
An unusual assortment of steerable wooden sleds is on display in a library in New Jersey where they were first invented.
Added by slipknot1
Library of Mistakes
A library where thousands of books explain how to avoid another Great Recession.
Added by lewblank
New York, New York
The Real Winnie the Pooh and Pals
The original toys that inspired the beloved children's stories are on display at the New York Public Library.
Added by paulypaul
The Radical Reference Librarians Who Use Info to Challenge Authority
An unshushable social movement is afoot.
October 03, 2017
White Rabbit Gallery
It's said to be one of the most significant collections of contemporary Chinese art in the world.
Added by thelittleowl
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
Home to part of the world’s largest private collection of original manuscripts and documents.
Added by johnmanning
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