Bookshops on Pinterest

Bookshops on Pinterest.

Bookshop-NCA recent note on Publishers Weekly called attention to great book-lover pages on Pinterest.

But of several I visited I found the one linked above to be a favorite. Good stuff from Book Patrol!

Nothing beats your local bookshops! Get out and visit one this holiday weekend. It’s going to be a rainy one anyway 🙂

In any case, I will be out at the campground with family, a few good books, my bike, and a fishing pole. With maybe a trip to Readers World Bookstore in downtown Holland in sight. Enjoy the end of the summer! 🙂

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The land of 10,000 lakes now has a floating library | Star Tribune

The land of 10,000 lakes now has a floating library | Star Tribune.

floating library-2014I love to hear how readers and book lovers promote reading! Over the years of blogging I have seen references to some novel ideas. But now to that list we may add this one – a floating library on a lake (posted August Aug.16, 2014)! Leave it to those Minnesotans.

Wonderful! I think.  Unless the canoe or kayak tips over. 😦

But, in the Winter, you can simply ride your snowmobile up to it, or ice skate to it. Give the icefisherman something to do while waiting to catch fish. 🙂

Here’s the beginning of the story from the Star Tribune. Find the rest of it at the link above.

The Floating Library is a real library. It has books that can be checked out, and it has a librarian, and what more do you need? Well, for starters, you’ll need a canoe or a kayak or a paddleboat or water skis (on second thought, maybe not water skis) or some other floating device (an inner tube?) to get to the library, which is somewhere in the middle of Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake.

The library is a handmade wooden structure, 8 feet square, stocked with about 80 titles — primarily handmade artist books, not popular bestsellers. Please try not to drop the books in the water. (Some artists have waterproofed their books in creative ways, such as binding them in Tyvek.)

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