The natural history of whales is written in their baleen | Aeon Essays

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Trees lay down rings, the Earth tells its story in geological strata and now we’ve found the secret archive of the whale If the whale could speak, it could tell us about its… Continue reading

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

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It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to… Continue reading

Lost Rocks

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Lost Rocks is described by its creators, A Published Event, as ‘an ambitious, slow-publishing artwork – a library of forty books, four books published twice yearly for the next five years’. It’s an artist-led… Continue reading

Ohio Bookstore Flips Male-Authored Books, Displaying Them Backwards

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To draw attention to female authors, a Cleveland bookstore celebrated Women’s History Month by turning every male-written book in the fiction room backward on its shelf. Eight of the all-female employees of Loganberry… Continue reading

Sorted out Library of Approximate Location

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A hole in the ground. A bombing range. A summer house in Lagunitas, California. These are some of the approximate locations in which the Library of Approximation Location has found itself in over… Continue reading

About T-e-e 

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The Economic Editions Workshop is a non-profit publishing house founded in 2010 based on a model with which we seek to reduce production costs as much as possible to allow greater freedom of… Continue reading

Without libraries we are less human and more profoundly alone  | The Guardian

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When I was little I loved everything about public libraries. The echoey floor, the ever so faintly dusty air, the ritual and rhythm of book stamping. Nicola Davies Photograph: .We had plenty of… Continue reading

We need the Read/Write Library now more than ever | Feature | Chicago Reader

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The Humboldt Park institution has taken an unconventional approach to being a “city library,” and it’s only growing more ambitious. Source: We need the Read/Write Library now more than ever | Feature |… Continue reading

Foundling Archive cares for artefacts tossed aside by their original owners 

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If you’re a follower of Japanese organising consultant Marie Kondo, you’ll know what she says about the letters, postcards, invitations and magazine clippings that tend to multiply inside the home of the sentimental… Continue reading

The Suspicious Archive: A Prejudiced Interpretation of the Interpretation of Archives, Part I | e-flux

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An archive is a non-random collection of things, or the place where such a collection resides. The concept of non-randomness or purposiveness implies that archivists have a reason for archiving—that an archive is… Continue reading