Take a walk. Buy a book.

12 March 2012 | 21:02 | Unknown | 1 Comment

But here in Missoula, we actually can choose to do it differently because we have a functioning downtown. From my house I am within walking or biking distance of just about anything I need to buy. The trade-off is that it takes more time and costs more money. So let’s say that in a two […]

Ring Violently for Service

10 March 2012 | 17:18 | Unknown | No Comments

Ring Violently for Service, a photo by valiszebra on Flickr. While this is funny, I am unsure if this is the best way to convey an atmosphere of responsive customer service. I have been in more than one library that had a bell on the circulation counter for patrons to use when the clerk was […]

So Many Books, So Little Time

4 March 2012 | 11:06 | Unknown | No Comments

So Many Books, So Little Time – Books – The Boston Globe. A quick little read by Anthony Doerr about the literate life and the number of books you may be able to read in your lifetime. Kind of scary to quantify it. I guess I’ll never get through everything I want to. Even if […]

Irony and J.G. Ballard

24 February 2012 | 16:59 | Unknown | No Comments

* I have been itching to re-read J.G. Ballard’s novella Running Wild for some time. Unfortunately, my local public  library consortia did not have the title within any of its member libraries. I was a little disappointed and put it in the back of my mind to see about purchasing a copy then next time […]

Cool Phone Booth Library

17 February 2012 | 15:17 | Unknown | No Comments

I love the design aspect of this. There is a lot of empty space around the phone booth, why not take advantage of it. The phone can remain operational too. http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/19325/repurposed-phone-booth-library-in-nyc.html Tags: design, libraries, repurpose

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