April 27, 2010

Resource: Hollander's

I would love to visit Hollander's Decorative Paper and Bookbinding Supply store in Ann Arbor . Their selection of 1,500 different kinds of paper is truly exhaustive and their website is equally encyclopedic. One thing I especially like about the website is that you can see both close-ups and full page shots of the paper (I know this is a given for most products sold online however, the online community of paper sellers hasn't really caught on to this feature.... Hollander's has).

April 22, 2010

Library Week Continues: American Memory

There are lots of ways to waste time on the internet however, hours spent on the American Memory section of the Library of Congress' website are never wasted. So far, I've only scratched the surface of this resource but my favorite parts include: Walt Whitman's butterfly (above), the American English Dialect Recordings and browsing the Panoramic Photograph section by subject.

April 21, 2010

Mark Twain's Annotations

This week is shaping up to be library week here at The Order of Things...
There are two kinds of people in this world; those that annotate their books and those that don't. I like to write all over my books. I'm also wild about reading the the annotations of others and I will even go out of my way to find used books that other people have annotated. Here's an article about the things Mark Twain wrote in his books. Jackpot!

April 18, 2010

By George: George Washington's $300,000 late fee

George Washington owes the New York Society Library $300,000 in late fees for two books that are 220 years overdue. Read more about it here.

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