The Birmingham Public Library has posted a stocking full of podcasts. They feature local librarians’ reviews and recommendations for gift-worthy reads this season. Looks like they’re using PodBean and it loads verrrry fast! So it’s no hassle to cruise them all rather quickly. Very cool!
I’m going to have to check out Yvonne Crumpler’s take on Wayne Flynt’s book to see if we agree. And then check back later to see what else she recommends.
Today was the first day of the 2-day event and I was late getting there. I walked in BPL-Central just after 2 p.m. and the event closed up at 3 p.m. So I know I missed some authors and other folks.
But I did snap a few quick pictures…
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Books are always my first gift of choice for folks I know. It’s fun to try and match up your friends and family with books they might not have heard of, but you think “are right up their alley”. But this year, I keep getting sucked into “bookish” sites though… like Levenger and such.
That’s when I ran across the pic of the ‘Book Tree’ at Swiss Miss (it’s also featured on Crib Candy). Which all led me back to a post on the Book Covers blog featuring some of the hippest and coolest shelves around. It’s not quite “library porn”, but it’s fun to click through all the sites and check out the designs.
While cruising the local Emmet O’Neal Library blog I ran across a post about the ‘official’ US Federal Govt. blog called “Gov Gab: Your U.S. Government Blog”. That’s pretty cool. Especially the post about “all things library in the US“.