Things Librarians Look At.

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When I started as a clerk at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- East Liberty, I had no idea that being a librarian was a thing. I just needed a job. I didn’t even care about libraries!

It is totally a thing. We do things like this. And there are lists like this. Even Legos!

Here are some funny yet  informative things librarians look at (during lunch breaks of course.)

Awful Library Books

Sometimes books need to be thrown away. Sometimes a librarian can’t do it. These are the (often unintentional) hilarious results.

Book Porn

It’s exactly what it sounds like. Sexy pictures of all things book-related. Unlike regular porn, this will lead to DIY projects.

Book Riot

Book review websites can be so pretentious. As a voracious reader who will read anything, I love that Book Riot covers everyone from J.K. Rowling to Dave Eggers to James…

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Stunning Photographs of the Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

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I love libraries and below are some of the world’s very best as photographed by British academic Dr James Campbell:

The grand Mafra Palace Library, in Mafra, Portugal


The Codrington Library was built to house the thousands of books at All Souls College in Oxford


Biblioteca Joanina, in Coimbra, Portugal


George Peabody Library, Baltimore


Admont Abbey in Austria


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