Link-N-Blogs: May 17

“I did discover that if you’re interested in low wages, a bookstore ranks below retail clothing sales, except the hours are worse.”–Sue Grafton

  1. Microsoft/Nook Deal NOT Happening: Last week, we linked to an article about Microsoft offering to purchase Nook Media LLC. This week, InsiderMonkey reported that it was an unsubstantiated rumor.
  2. Amazon Strike: Workers from multiple Amazon warehouses in Germany went on strike on May 14th, requesting better pay and benefits. Read more about the strike in this article from Reuters.
  3. Awful Original Titles: Would Gone with the Wind have the same impact if it were titled Mules in Horses’ Harness? Check out this and other awful original titles for some of your favorite classics in this list compiled by BookRiot.
  4. Book Art Landscapes: Guy Laramee’s beautiful carved book landscapes were featured on Colossal this week. Check out this superbly detailed art!
  5. 19 Library Posters: Remember those posters that lined the walls of your school library? Buzzfeed has gathered a collection of 19 of these wonderful vintage posters.

“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”–Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

Book Art from Guy Laramée
Book Art from Guy Laramée

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