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ATG Quirkies: Cats and Books Go Together Like Tea and Scones

"Cats in Literature? It’s a Long Tail is a new exhibition at the British Library that explores how cats have inspired—and frightened—writers across the centuries.     "Cats reign supreme in the internet age, but humans’ fascination with fluffy felines is nothing new....

ATG Quirkies: Could this be your office of the future?

Evidently the office of the future has no desks or chairs, just a twisting maze of plinths - whatever they are. The idea is to free ourselves from the sedentary death trap of the desk and chair and create offices were we can "roam, perch, lie or even dangle, in any...

ATG Quirkies: Dwarsliggers: Tiny Sideways Books

Here's an older but nonetheless fascinating post on an innovative book format call the flipback in England, the librinos in Spain the point2 in France, and the dwarsligger in the Netherlands. Regardless of what you call it, this book format is a real hardcover volume,...

ATG Quirkies: Street Level Grammar Guru

Afraid of semicolons? Unsure of when to use the Oxford comma? Don’t fear, Ellen Jovin’s grammar table has you covered This may be something that you'll only see in the Big Apple. According to this post in the NY Times "Ms. Jovin is a new member of a city subway...

ATG Quirkies: The World of Competitive Book Sorting

Here's A Real Page-Turner: Libraries Battle For Book-Sorting Championship Radio station WBUR in Boston reports that "once a year for the past five years, the New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries have faced off against Washington’s King County Library in a battle of...

ATG Quirkies: Tis the Season … to Read!

According to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner "an intoxicated book lover broke the glass in one of the Noel Wien Library’s front doors to gain access after hours Tuesday night. According to library director Melissa Harter, the man “really wanted to read” and didn’t...

ATG Job Bank – Publishing 11/25/18

Director of Visual Content - Chapman University "The Director of Content Strategy will be responsible for overseeing the process by which content is cultivated, prioritized, and assigned in accordance with Chapman’s brand guidelines, messaging framework, and Strategic...

ATG Quirkies: Careful With Those Spoilers.

Evidently "a scientist in a remote outpost in Antarctica plunged a kitchen knife into his colleague because he was fed up with the man telling him the endings of books. According to the UK's Daily Record "Sergey Savitsky, 55, and Oleg Beloguzov, 52, were both avid...

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