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September 26, 2008 2:53 PM   Subscribe

Library Finds is seriously beautiful photography and explication of little-seen gems in the library stacks, from a self-confessed "techie, not a librarian, who is quite fortunate to be surrounded by books everyday". From the green to the teal and now to the blue.
posted by donnagirl (18 comments total) 50 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh this is awesome.
posted by sperose at 3:26 PM on September 26, 2008


nice find.
posted by rosswald at 3:53 PM on September 26, 2008


yum!
posted by jammy at 4:08 PM on September 26, 2008


Winner.
posted by wittgenstein at 4:14 PM on September 26, 2008


Length of Body from Incisors to Anus

Finally, a standardized measurement that will impress my date. But how to bring it up in casual conversation?
posted by hal9k at 4:22 PM on September 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Complete with the facial profile of Professor George Bush! (#8 and smirking like a bastard)
posted by barnacles at 4:27 PM on September 26, 2008


now that's the best of the web. 'seriously beautiful' doesn't even begin to describe those photos. touche!
posted by msconduct at 4:37 PM on September 26, 2008


So amazingly cool. Thank you!
posted by chihiro at 4:38 PM on September 26, 2008


and oh my god! i just hit the 'teal' link. kudus, inviolable! that is truly stunning work!
posted by msconduct at 4:48 PM on September 26, 2008


I saw this on projects only a few days ago - so glad it has found its way here. It's a beautiful thing.
posted by crossoverman at 4:52 PM on September 26, 2008


As someone who works in a research/reference library, this is such a wonderful idea. One of my favorite things about my job is finding autographs, doodles, and beautiful old photographs in books that probably no one has seen in years.
posted by Coyote at the Dog Show at 7:03 PM on September 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


I want to be a librarian! But it's too late, too late...
posted by mrhappy at 7:34 PM on September 26, 2008


Very kewl!
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 8:35 PM on September 26, 2008


Scanner good. Camera bad.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:27 PM on September 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


...that is to say that while it's nice to see photographs of the book as object, I'd prefer to see the contents thereof displayed in a non-blurry manner.

*considers starting own book blog, forgets about it the next day*
posted by Sys Rq at 9:35 PM on September 26, 2008


Wow. This is totally, totally amazing. Thanks for this!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:55 AM on September 27, 2008


Thanks for the kind words and support. I'm proud of my little blog and really enjoy working on it. Being linked to on the front page of MeFi was a pleasant surprise.
posted by inviolable at 11:02 AM on September 27, 2008


I just started working in a library, and I am always getting distracted by all of the wonderful books, old and new. Now I can get my fix on my days off! Beautiful work, inviolable.
posted by amarie at 8:40 PM on September 27, 2008


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