Submitted by Bibliofuture on July 22, 2005 - 10:22pm
I am looking for some example of questions that are asked of librarians where the information is not available on the free Internet but the information is available in the library. I have some examples but mine all focus around the type of library I work in and I am hoping to get a broader range of examples.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on July 9, 2005 - 2:28am
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)
Submitted by Bibliofuture on July 8, 2005 - 3:30pm
I just sold a book to a person in New York. The mailing address was a business on Wall Street. I think people may find the title of the book to be ironic. Link to book title.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on July 7, 2005 - 3:19am
I have been using the website Paperbackswap.com to exchange books. The site has a neat mapping feature that show where your books are sent to and where the books you get come from. Take a look at the maps for the books I have sent and received. There is a clear east coast bias.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on July 4, 2005 - 7:35am
Submitted by Bibliofuture on July 4, 2005 - 6:56am
I sold a copy of Altered Carbon to an independent bookstore in New York City today. I find it kind of ironic that an independent bookstore in New York is buying from an Amazon seller in the midwest. Like everyone else he or she probably wants a cheaper copy of the book.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on July 4, 2005 - 6:32am
Submitted by Bibliofuture on July 2, 2005 - 2:44pm
Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year
to book at PBS.
Direct link to book at Amazon.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on July 1, 2005 - 3:38am
At Paperbackswap.com you can list your used books and if someone requests them you receive one credit for each book you ship to someone else. Each credit can be used to request a book that you want. You can also buy credits for roughly $2 a piece. Not a bad price to have a book brought right to your front door. There is no shipping charge so a book only cost a credit. You can get a credit for $2 or you can ship someone a book.
Here are some books at the site that I recommend:
Submitted by Bibliofuture on July 1, 2005 - 2:03am
I receive an email with the subject line "Titgroup: titgroup in antwerp heart of Europe". I roll my eyes and wonder why my spam filter works so poorly. But the rest of the subject line does not seem to fit for a sex related email so I open the message. The message seems to be spam but it is not of the porn variety. It seems several people of the marine persuasion from Belgium have decided to open a marine services company called "Titgroup".
Submitted by Bibliofuture on June 19, 2005 - 12:04am
On the cover of the hardcover edition of The Gulag Archipelago there is the following quote that I have always found interesting.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on June 14, 2005 - 3:20pm
I have been selling books online. Recently I have had two orders that have gone to prisons and I have had problems with each order. One book went to a federal prison in Louisiana. Two weeks after I mailed the book I recieved the book back from the post office. There was a sticker on the package that books could only be sent by bookstores and direct from publishers. On the first package I had only included my return address but not the name of my store. I have a batch of return labels that is only big enough for my street address, city, and state.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on June 11, 2005 - 9:12am
Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on June 11, 2005 - 5:29am
I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
- Franklin P. Adams
Submitted by Bibliofuture on June 9, 2005 - 5:59pm
I purchased a copy of The Da Vinci Code at a book sale to resell online. On the title page of the book is this ISBN 0385504209. The book is a trade edition size paperback but the ISBN on Amazon links to the hardcover edition of the book. Printed on the back of the book is a price barcode and an ISBN. This is not a sticker put on by the store but it is a printed part of the back cover. The barcode has a barcode number and at the top of the barcode it says ISBN and list this number 0965707202. Run this ISBN at Amazon and see what you get.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on June 4, 2005 - 7:00am
Submitted by Bibliofuture on June 2, 2005 - 6:20am
Here is a link to a little project I have been working on at night that deals with the US Mints 50 State Quarters program. If anyone has any book suggestions I would be happy to hear them.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on May 19, 2005 - 6:39am
I think I like Roger Ebert so much because you can learn from his reviews. I think a good movie maker could do worse then reading all the reviews of Roger Ebert and taking some of the advice contained in them.
Here is a line that I liked from Ebert's review on the "Revenge of the Sith". special effects should be judged not by their complexity but by the degree that they stimulate the imagination
Full review here.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on May 18, 2005 - 4:55pm
Frontline ran a story called "Is Walmart Good for America". They also created a webpage that has some detailed information. The page does a good job of giving opposing viewpoints. In the section about "The China Connection" there is discussion from both sides.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on May 17, 2005 - 7:53am