Why Libraries Are Everywhere in the Czech Republic – The New York Times

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PRAGUE — In the age of Amazon and the internet, the idea of going to a public library to borrow a book may seem ever more quaint and old-fashioned in many parts of… Continue reading

‘Badass Librarians’ Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts

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Scholars used donkey carts, boats, and teenage couriers to smuggle a priceless collection out of Timbuktu. Source: ‘Badass Librarians’ Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts

The Rise of Pirate Libraries | Atlas Obscura

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All around the world, shadow libraries keep growing, filled with banned materials. But no actual papers trade hands: everything is digital, and the internet-accessible content is not banned for shocking content so much… Continue reading

Bike-Book-Machine does Radical Municipalities

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A little bit of rain made us all cosy inside—an aborted afternoon of pedalling meant more time spent with the collection at Frontyard. Special guest conversationalists today were Dr Louise Crabtree and Marco… Continue reading

BIKE-BOOK-MACHINE: Doing Economies Differently

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Next up: “Doing Economies Differently” I am pretty excited about this next curated bookshelf and intimate public conversation. We will be joined by two excellent people Dr Stephen Healy a Senior Research Fellow,… Continue reading

THE WORLD’S OLDEST LIBRARY IS IN AFRICA

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Not only is Africa home to the world’s oldest continuously functioning library, this remarkable institution was also founded by a Muslim woman – challenging commonly held assumptions about the contribution of women in… Continue reading

Bike-Book-Machine is launched!

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Today was such a great day to finally see the Bike-Book-Machine on the road in all her majesty. This has been such a great project to work on—special thanks to James Nichols for the… Continue reading

National Library’s Trove: a great digital democracy under threat | Books | The Guardian

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Australian writers, historians and amateurs for whom the digital aggregator is an invaluable resource have taken to social media to defend their treasure from budget cuts. Their simple message: #fundTrove Source: National Library’s… Continue reading

Bike-Book-Machine is entering the public domain

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We are beavering away to make the debut of Bike-Book-Machine into Marrickville with the first of four sunday roamings starting on the 3rd April. Our theme for the curated bookshelf in our first… Continue reading

About – Beyond Repair

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Beyond Repair is a book shop and publishing site located in the bustling Midtown Global Market, a public market located in the epicenter of South Minneapolis’s 9th Ward. All the books within the… Continue reading