Requests, Not Demands: How to Get Your Books into Libraries

Column by Peter Derk
The library is your friend. Don't alienate it.

The 3 Worst Duties I Performed As A Librarian

Column by Peter Derk June 25, 2019
At the end of a 15-year librarian stint, which 3 moments stick out the most?

Library Love: Seed Libraries

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Seed libraries are the coolest oldest newest way to gain access to the biodiversity in your region.

Baby Come Back...To Your Library

Column by Peter Derk
Let's stop playing "Separate Ways (World Apart)" and get back to "Lovin', Touchin,' Squeezin'."

Places To Read and Listen To Books For Free

Column by Michael David Wilson
Strapped for cash but need a story fix? Here are some online venues where you can read and listen to books for free.

Library Love: Old Books Make Me Feel Fancy!

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Chances are, there are rare books on a library shelf near you. Throw on your sweater with the elbow patches and check them out!!!

Library Love: I Left My Heart in the Book Drop

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Book drops are the library furniture you never notice but always use.

Out of Circulation: 'My Fair Lady' by Louis Hemon

Column by Leah Rhyne
Can old books be timely? Pertinent? Even those that are out of print? One columnist tries to answer that question, one book at a time.

13 Ways to Support an Author Without Ever Spending a Dime

Column by Steph Post April 18, 2017
A list of ways for readers to support their favorite authors without spending money on books.

7 Tips for Donating Old Books Without Being A Jerk

Column by Peter Derk March 27, 2017
Are you really doing anyone a favor with your book donation?

5 Lit-Friendly Cities You Can Expatriate To

Column by Christopher Shultz February 13, 2017
Has the political climate got you down? Are you ready to abandon your homeland and relocate to another country? Why not try these five literary destinations?

Library Love: Little Free Libraries

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Little Free Libraries are maybe the best thing since sliced bread.

Library Love: Where Do Books Go When They Die?

Column by Stephanie Bonjack October 17, 2016
Some books, actually a lot of them, have an expiration date.
Read David Mitchell's Newest Book — In The Year 2114

Read David Mitchell's Newest Book — In The Year 2114

News by Peter Derk May 31, 2016
David Mitchell writes manuscript, joins Margaret Atwood in the Future Library Project.

Library Love: The Jedi Are The Best Library Patrons In The Universe

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Of course the Jedi would have amazing archives!

Library Love: A Rough Timeline of Lost Libraries

Column by Leah Dearborn November 17, 2015
From Iraq to Los Angeles, countless libraries have been lost to war, fire, and “progress.”

11 Reasons You Should Not Get A Degree In Library Science

Column by Peter Derk November 6, 2015
A ten-year library vet tells you why it's a bad idea to follow in his footsteps.

How Libraries Acquire Books (Because Most People, Including Digital Piracy Advocates, Don't Seem To Understand This)

Column by Rob Hart October 21, 2015
Some people say there's no difference between pirating a book and getting it from the library. Here's why that's stupid and wrong.
People Love Libraries, Rarely Visit Them

People Love Libraries, Rarely Visit Them

News by Peter Derk
Survey shows people love their libraries. From a distance.
Little Free Libraries

Crime Beat: Books Gone Missing From Little Free Libraries

News by Peter Derk July 20, 2015
What's the difference between borrowing and stealing from a Little Free Library?
David Byrne

Check Out Books From David Byrne's Personal Library

News by Peter Derk
David Byrne's personal library available for checkout at Southbank Meltdown Festival
Boston Library Treasure Hunt Turns To Witch Hunt

Boston Library Treasure Hunt Turns To Witch Hunt

News by Peter Derk
Missing valuables from Boston's libraries have been found. Just days after their director announced resignation.
Judy Blume Requests Library Funds from NY Mayor

Judy Blume Requests Library Funds from NY Mayor

News by Raine Winters
The children’s author joins the New York Public Library in its pleas to be heard.
Library Made Entirely of Books

Festival to Premiere Library Made Entirely of Books

News by Raine Winters
The art installation will definitely be a book lover’s dream.