ATG Quirkies: Stop the Presses!

Newsflash! Rome revokes the exile of the poet Ovid, 2,000 years after his death!! “Famous for his Metamorphoses and The Art of Love, Ovid was exiled by the Emperor Augustus to a remote town on ...

ATG Quirkies: Eleven reasons to use a typewriter

According MassLive Actor Tom Hanks has sent a vintage typewriter to a Massachusetts family. “The de Peyster family of Wellesley received the typewriter after Nick de Peyster sent a letter to th...

ATG Quirkies: The Best Christmas Book Trees

Deck the halls with books! Check out this Pinterest collection of “Book Trees.” There are than 260 examples – just in time for the holidays. (Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books f...

ATG Quirkies: Index Cards Organize the World

This post from The Atlantic tells the story of How the Index Card Cataloged the World.   The author, Daniela Blei starts her account with the Enlightenment, “when the lowly index card was conce...

ATG Quirkies: Tips for Caring for Your Books

Here is a post by Rebecca Romney on the Mental Floss website that the bibliophiles among us will appreciate. Ms. Romney offers 12 Tips From a Rare Books Expert to Keep Your Books Looking Great. These...

ATG Quirkies: Wear Your Books Stylishly

This fun post is from COLOSSAL, a visual art, design, and culture blog, and it features laminated jewelry crafted from vintage books by Jeremy May.  According to the folks at COLOSSAL  Mr. May’...

ATG Quirkies: Test Your Archival Nomenclature

Library lexicographers will love this article from the Medium.com website.  It offers a word list compiled by Jer Thorp who was inspired to ask Twitter if anyone had favourite obscure and/or delightf...