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...

ATG Quirkies: The History of the Book Backpack

As many of a certain age will remember, today’s omnipresent backpack wasn’t that widely available as recently as the 1970’s.  Obviously, that is no longer the case as book backpacks are n...

ATG Quirkies: The Found Art of Expired Library Books

This post from The Guardian entitled Borrowing history: ‘expired’ library books – in pictures features American photographer Kerry Mansfield and her unique take on expired library books. ...

ATG Quirkies: Pumpkin Spice Knows No Limits

Check out these unique halloween takes on some Russian literary classics as the Electric Literature website presents Pumpkin Spice Dostoevsky. (Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG...

ATG Quirkies: Napoleon’s Kindle

In this post, the Open Culture website reveals something that only an Napoleon aficionado might know.  A voracious reader, the French Emperor had his own miniaturized traveling library that he took o...

ATG Quirkies: Room Service for Books….in Paris!

This post by Kristian Wilson on the Bustle website offers this great vacation advice. “If you have the time and the money, you might consider spending the summer in France, because a room servi...

ATG Quirkies: World Championship Puntests

Lovers of puns may want to rush out and get Away With Words: An Irreverent Tour Through the World of Pun Competitions; Harper Perennial; 273 pages; $15.99 and £8.99. The book is by Joe Berkowitz, an ...