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What Do Librarians Read?

If you were lucky enough to spend your day surrounded by stacks and stacks (and stacks) of books, what would ...

Literary Pet Names: Canine Edition

About a year ago, I told the story of naming our first cat here on Book Riot: In telling the story, ...

Enough With the “Sexy Librarian” Thing, Already

Can I vent for a second? I am not big on pearl-clutching. I am not typically prudish. I TRY not ...

Fight for Libraries, Prevent Book Deserts

I probably hadn’t heard the phrase “food desert” until I saw this commercial late last year. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrRELGNuASA[/youtube] I knew that ...

Enviable Bookmobile Fashions

I’ve spent the past seven years researching bookmobiles. I’ve learned a lot in the process—facts, figures, stories, interpretations—but one thing ...

How to Read in the Library of Congress: A Step-By-Step Guide

We’ve already established why a book nerd would want to take advantage of the Library of Congress. Today, I’m going ...

Introducing Dogebrarian

Libraries and library people are usually associated with cats more than dogs. Sure, therapy dogs are being used in libraries ...

Kids Describe a World Without Libraries

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Finding Libraries in Unexpected Places

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Celebrity “READ” Posters Of The 80s and 90s

Those of us who work in libraries or have spent many hours in them can tell you one of the ...

For Sale: The Luxury Home Libraries of Your Dreams

We here at the Riot have a well-documented appreciation for beautiful libraries. Usually the libraries we admire are attached to ...

Dear Book Nerd: "I Have an Arrest Record. Can I Get a Librarian Job?"

Helloooo, Book Nerders! Today’s topic is both intriguing and informative (or at least that’s my hope), so let’s get right ...

Finding Libraries in Unexpected Places

We usually think about libraries as staid and steady buildings, safely immobile on our city streets. Like, say, this rather ...

Ten Things That Drive Books Crazy

Ever wished your books could speak to you? (I mean, literally “speak,” and not in the “oooooh that book spoke ...

LEGO Libraries and Bookstores

No one needs to tell book lovers about the joy and wonders of exploring a library or a bookstore. But ...