Category Archives: library history

  1. Tea, Twain, and Tomes

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    March 30, 2020 by libroshombre

    One’s personal collection of books, or lack thereof, is often interesting, hence my curiosity about other people’s libraries.  Perhaps a …
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  2. Bibliolaters, Bibliophiles, and Booksellers

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    May 13, 2019 by libroshombre

    Here’s a story about a pricelessly unique 16th century book that’s just been rediscovered that describes 15,000 other books. Last …
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  3. Elvis, Casanova, and Dr. Dee

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    January 1, 2018 by libroshombre

      Being a librarian isn’t as straightforward as you’d think. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the mother of all dictionaries, …
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  4. Service Animals, Sheepskins, and Marc Antony’s Gift

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    March 23, 2017 by libroshombre

      No one at my library school ever mentioned a number of items that would later loom large. For example, …
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  5. The Britannicas of the Dick Van Dyke Show

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    November 3, 2016 by libroshombre

      “14 Unusual Items You Can Get at Libraries,” an article in a year-old issue of Mental Floss magazine, included …
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  6. Cheeks, Civility, and Locofocos

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    March 21, 2016 by libroshombre

      Cats and dogs are very different creatures, yet, with some exceptions, they can get along together civilly, as evidenced …
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