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Want to Feel Better? Stop Reading New Books.

Want to Feel Better? Stop Reading New Books.

It’s been a hard year, to say the least. I’m sure I don’t need to rehash the many ways in which the year has been hard, or the one way it has just recently gotten a little bit better, or the other … Source: Want to Feel Better? Stop Reading New Books.

Celebrating L J Hooker Avalon Street Library initivtive

Celebrating L J Hooker Avalon Street Library initivtive

Danielle from L J Hooker Avalon shares her Street Library story with us. "Setting up the Avalon Street Libraries was something I'd wanted to do for a while! My favourite cafe used to do an informal book swap, but it's longer there, so I missed being able to go and...

Christmas at the Mortlock

Christmas at the Mortlock

See some of the earliest views of South Australia by a European through the beautiful colour images of artist George French Angas. Source: Christmas at the Mortlock

Onlinelesen – Willkommen im Bücherfindling!

Onlinelesen – Willkommen im Bücherfindling!

Since October 3rd you can find a small open book house in the Goddula settlement in front of the Herrmann butcher's shop. A small opening ceremony with friends, family and nice guests, even Bergrat Borlach himself surprised us. Under the motto Give - Take - Share a...

Inner West Council’s new Music Library

Inner West Council’s new Music Library

Inner West Council now has a Music Library, which was launched yesterday by Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne. The launch featured a guitar lesson from John Wardle from the Live Music Office. Located at Ashfield Library, the collection comprises a range of string...

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Parts of a Book?

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Parts of a Book?

Do you know your fly leaf from your pastedown? Do you know what a Brodart cover it? Test your book anatomy vocabulary with this quiz! Source: QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Parts of a Book?

New Kids Street Libraries to roll out across the City

New Kids Street Libraries to roll out across the City

Kids across the Blue Mountains have had their say on the location and designs of 11 children’s street libraries, which will soon be installed throughout the Blue Mountains from Blaxland to Blackheath. We asked kids (aged five to 12 years) to participate in the program...

Spotted a Street Library that is not on our map?

Spotted a Street Library that is not on our map?

Snap it with Snap Send Solve!  Now is your chance to save the day and go on the hunt to locate unregistered Street Libraries in your community. By using the free Snap Send Solve app, you can help us reach our goal of 5000 registered Street Libraries by December 2021....

Nominate your Street Library of the year for 2020

Nominate your Street Library of the year for 2020

We love seeing Street Libraries popping up all around Australia. Here is your chance to celebrate them by nominating a Street Library in your community. They will go into the draw to win amazing prizes from local shops around us. Why not tell your family and friends...

Scholar Talk: Searching for Charlotte: Australia’s First Children’s

Scholar Talk: Searching for Charlotte: Australia’s First Children’s

TUESDAY 3 November 2020 11am to 12pm Australia’s first children’s book, A Mother’s Offering to Her Children, was published in 1841. The book’s author, referred to simply as ‘A Lady Long Resident in NSW’, was actually Charlotte Waring Atkinson.- An event at the State...

At this bookstore in Taiwan, visitors shop in the dark

At this bookstore in Taiwan, visitors shop in the dark

Wuguan Books in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is almost completely dark so shoppers can recreate the experience of reading a book under the covers with a flashlight. Source: At this bookstore in Taiwan, visitors shop in the dark

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