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The Art of the Vulgar Tongue: The Evolution of Slang

The Art of the Vulgar Tongue: The Evolution of Slang

Ever wonder how slang terms originate and spread or stay regional? We're taking a look at the evolution of slang and what part the internet plays. Source: The Art of the Vulgar Tongue: The Evolution of Slang

How Japan could reinvent the hotel

Japan's hotel industry is experiencing record tourism for the 2020 Olympics and beyond. A new crop of hotels luring millennials might help define Japan's post-Olympics, Airbnb era. Source: How Japan could reinvent the hotel

Q&A: Jackie French

Q&A: Jackie French

If you could place any book in a Street Library, what would it be and why?They'd be the books I have to hand, and the ones I placed in the street library we began in the valley after the bushfires here a few months ago. It's on the Araluen Hall veranda, with hand...

Beach Libraries for light luggage

Perfect weather, a soft sea breeze, a deckchair – but no book? Don’t worry! novum publishing knows where to get the best free summer reads! A full day spent on the beach means finally enough time to relax and catch up on your summer reading. But you wouldn’t want to...

Q&A with Andy Griffiths

Q&A with Andy Griffiths

If you could put any book in a Street Library, what would it be and why?  One fish two fish red fish blue fish by Dr Seuss. A wonderful book full of the most delightful nonsense imaginable (and unimaginable!). Wonderful rhymes, great pictures and suitable for...

Karachi opens street library on Quaid-e-Azam Day

Karachi opens street library on Quaid-e-Azam Day

KARACHI: Authorities in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday inaugurated the country’s first street library in a bid to foster love of reading and project a soft image of the city. Source: Karachi opens street library on Quaid-e-Azam Day

Lost in Translation: Words with incredible meanings

Lost in Translation: Words with incredible meanings

A new book reveals 50 distinctive terms from around the world, including a Swedish word meaning ‘the road-like reflection of the moon on water’. Source: Lost in Translation: Words with incredible meanings

Q & A with our Street Library patron Candice Fox

Q & A with our Street Library patron Candice Fox

Celebrating our Street Library patron, award-winning author Candice Fox. Which book would you place in a Street Library and why? John Connolly's Every Dead Thing. Such a dark and grisly beginning to a very gothic mashup between the crime and supernatural genres. It...

Lulu has a sister

Lulu has a sister

Lulu has a sister! Visitors to the iconic mural of "Lulu on her Bike", on the corner of Gildercliffe Street and Pingrup Lane, Scarborough (WA), can now see "Little Lulu" and benefit from a Street Library at the same time. Local resident Annie and her husband Kim...

Artist Transforms Old Books into Crystallised Objects

Artist Transforms Old Books into Crystallised Objects

Instead of just giving them away or letting them gather dust, one artist has found a way to turn old books into objects of art that will last forever. Source: Artist Transforms Old Books into Crystallized Objects - Nerdist

Librarian Rhapsody

Librarian Rhapsody

Here at Cool Librarian Choir, their ethos is - "if you can speak you can sing" - and now there are a group of librarians getting in on the singing fun too https://www.facebook.com/coolchoircanada/videos/306531666824788

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