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ATG Quirkies: M.C. Escher Comes To Life In This Bookstore

This post in the Daily Mail describes  "the Zhongshuge Bookstore in Hangzhou, China as "a bookstore straight from the pages of a book lover's fantasy" that "has been brought to life in an impressive architectural feat." "Optical illusions and mirrored ceilings make...

ATG Quirkies: U.S. or U.K. Which wears their jackets best?

Literary Hub recently posed the following question to the discerning readers of their website: Who Wore It Best? US Book Covers vs. UK Book Covers for 2018 Emily Temple, a senior editor at Lit Hub, took on the challenge and provided some answers. Noting that "big...

ATG Job Bank 2/11/19 – Librarians

  Scholarly Communications Librarian - University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL    The Scholarly Communications Librarian will coordinate the NPMLs' efforts related to copyright, open educational resources, and scholarly works in the library's...

ATG Quirkies: Bing, Bang, Boom…Ta-Da!

"Words as feelings" in a post on the Aeon website that highlights "a special class of vivid, textural words that defy accepted linguistic theory.' Supposedly, except for "those rare exceptions such as onomatopoeias, where a word mimics a noise – eg, ‘cuckoo’, ‘achoo’...

ATG Job Bank: Publishing 2/7/19

  Academic Editor  -  Research Square  - Remote-Friendly, NC "Research Square is committed to helping researchers across the globe succeed by helping them communicate their work so they can get back to making discoveries. We currently have full-time opportunities...

ATG Quirkies: Books for bored guerrillas

You might be surprised but according to this post in the Paris Review, Cuban revolutionaries Che Guevara and Fidel Castro were both avid readers.   Evidently, Che advised aspiring guerrillas "to carry edifying works of nonfiction despite their annoying weight"...

ATG Quirkies: How to deal with too many books

If you read our recent  ATG Article of the Week by Anakana Schofield and still feel compelled to follow the advice of tidying guru, Marie Kondo, check out this fun cartoon by Tom Gauld in The Guardian.     Mr. Gauld offers a six step plan of attack that...

ATG Quirkies: I swear this is my students’ favorite book

Arizona’s new superintendent took oath on a children’s book on Inauguration Day! According to News 12 in Phoenix "Kathy Hoffman took the oath on a children's book titled "Too Many Moose" as she was sworn in as superintendent of public instruction. The political...

ATG Quirkies: For Old Chinese Books Go To Japan

Japan and China, bound by books tells the surprising story of how "Japan became a treasure trove of classical Chinese books" and how the market for these treasures is thriving in modern day Tokyo. And it all stems from the fact that "for centuries, China has been a...

ATG Job Bank – Librarians 1/21/19

  Curator of Dance  - The Ohio State University Libraries  "The Ohio State University Libraries seeks a ... individual for the position of Curator of Dance. The Curator of Dance is a crucial partner in the development and provision of teaching and research in...

ATG Quirkies: Sound Effects to Accompany Your Reading Aloud

Read to Your Kid With the Perfect Sound Effects Accompaniment! In this post on the OFFSPRING website, Michelle Woo tells of how the nightly ritual of reading a favorite story to her daughter has become even more of a special time at the end of their day. Now, not only...

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