Some as follow-up to yesterday's post of found stones from the America satirical magazine Puck.

Did you know in 1881, they introduced what are now considered the earliest known in the English language?

:D ... err ...😃 octodon.social/media/7UUVbOp39

A listy collection that we and a whole buncha other localish queer sorts built containing a great deal of books by trans, two spirit, and gender diverse authors. Please boost as its a really helpful resource for trans sorts who like books (and people who have libraries in their town and want moar stuff like this available).
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Books Authored by Trans, Two Spirit, Gender Diverse Authors:
tinyurl.com/nybzd67

#librarieseverywhere #trans #books #lgbt

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The story of a long-lost treasure trove of stones from the printer of Puck Magazine in the SoHo District of .

(And they didn't just print Puck Magazine, but diplomas, election certificates, bonds, and more; all on display.)

atlasobscura.com/places/reis-w octodon.social/media/-6a5k3ays

A year ago, 12-year-old Aisha from set herself a major challenge: to read from every country in the world, “as well as some extra territories.”

She is looking for recommendations as well as books to "appreciate all those (lesser-known) authors who are not appreciated for their work!"

lithub.com/meet-the-13-year-ol

, the 75th anniversary of the death of (most well known for writing 'Anne of Green Gables), 75 facts about her you may not know.

" are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” 🙂

cbc.ca/books/2017/04/75-facts-

Attn book lovers: orderofbooks.com is a useful 1-stop resource for reading /series in order.

Not perfect: doesn't have 😔 But a random check for both children/YA & adults' books, modern & err ... not quite so modern, was otherwise complete.

PS: love . Writes both short stories, incl short story series like the 'Callahan' books, & full novels.

Know 2 people who know him personally & swear he's wonderful, but am too shy/awed to contact him. 😮

They say you will find the England you are seeking. For bibliophiles, here are eleven must-visit, children-friendly places when on a literary London pilgrimage.

atlasobscura.com/lists/london-

When you can't decide on which book to read - or doing research & need several books at once: an eighteenth century rotating book carousel.

I *love* Easter eggs! But don't blink - you might miss them! 🤣🤣🤣 (I'm sorry - I couldn't resist! Just a little ❤️.)

Link talks about hidden in ...

talesofyesterday.co.uk/2017/04

"This seemed like another means to assert the relevance of poetry in our lifetime."

"A celebration of Obama ... we could use words from poets that honored us as a nation through the lens of celebrating this historic presidency."

washingtonpost.com/entertainme

in 1755, Samuel Johnson's 'A Dictionary of the English Language' was published in 2 volumes.

Have been a lover since wee; have not one but *two* OEDs in the house, the 'good one' & the everyday. 🤣

More trivia in link: interestingliterature.com/2015

For Cdn students: Gr 7-9 & 10-12
2017 Shakespeare Selfie Contest!
(err ... Soliloquy/Monologue Contest)

THE CHALLENGE: In the Shakespeare Selfie, we ask students to write a modern-day soliloquy or monologue (200-400 words) by a Shakespearean character, based on a prominent news, pop culture or current affairs event from the last year (April 2016-April 2017).

More details here: cbc.ca/books/2017/01/shakespea

Attention fellow database geeks and/or history buffs, US National Archives needs help tagging their digital poster collection, so they can be more readily accessible to all. Details below - have fun!

archives.gov/citizen-archivist Expand

He wants to ensure there is always a place ... where one can access the healing power of books, no matter the hour or the price. 💖

atlasobscura.com/articles/amma

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