13 Ways to Support an Author Without Ever Spending a Dime

Column by Steph Post April 18, 2017 (4) comments
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 (7) comments
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 (2) comments
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 (1) comments
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 (1) comments
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 (2) comments
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 (6) comments
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 (8) comments
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 (2) comments
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.
Noted American Hellscape Puts Libraries At Bus Stops

Noted American Hellscape Puts Libraries At Bus Stops

News by Peter Derk
Detroit bus riders get seats AND books.
Artist Transforms Tank into Mobile Library

Artist Transforms Tank into Mobile Library

News by Raine Winters
The project is aptly titled “Weapon of Mass Instruction.”
Top Checkouts From New York Public Libraries

Top Checkouts From New York Public Libraries

News by Peter Derk
New York Public Library releases breakdown of their most-wanted titles.

Library Love: Do Fines Lock Readers Out of Libraries?

Column by Leah Dearborn December 10, 2014 (3) comments
Over the last several years, libraries across the country have started to eliminate or reduce fines for overdue books. Is this good or bad?
Libraries Dominate eBook Subscription Market

Libraries Dominate eBook Subscription Market

News by Peter Derk August 13, 2014 (2) comments
A new Wall Street Journal article points out all the ways public libraries are killing it in the eBook market.
7 Wonders Of The Library World

Pew Research Center's 7 Wonders Of The Library World

News by Peter Derk July 1, 2014 (2) comments
Pew Research Center has released a list of seven surprises found in their most recent survey of library users.
Free The Little Free Library!

Free The Little Free Library!

News by Peter Derk June 25, 2014 (7) comments
A boy in Leawood, Kansas was forced to take down his Little Free Library.

The Book Binders: Rescuing Books One Spine at a Time

Column by Leah Rhyne
Book binding: the latest craze in a DIY-crazy world, or a fabulous way to save old books and geek out on craftsmanship?