Pint-Sized Bookstore Takes Up Residence in LA

Tiny Oof Bookstore opens in #LosAngeles #bookstores http://bit.ly/2x0B2s0 @finebooks

Though already home to a sizable number of independent, brick-and-mortar bookshops, Los Angeles recently welcomed a new addition to the family: OOF Bookstore, which opened its doors in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Cypress Park on July 2. Read all about this pint-size place on the Fine Books Blog.

Trump’s Summer Reading

Thomas Jefferson said, “I cannot live without books.” Find out what Trump has to say about them, @finebooks blog: Trump’s Summer Reading http://bit.ly/2fxIWD2 @POTUS @realDonaldTrump @vineyardgazette @DavidMcCullogh #reading

Moby Dick Marathon Reading Session Aboard a Whaleship Celebrates Melville’s Birthday

From noon July 31 through noon August 1, the Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum in Mystic, CT, held its 32nd annual Moby Dick reading marathon. Visitors were invited aboard the 19th century whaleship (and now teaching vessel) Charles W. Morgan and read Herman Melville‘s (1819-1891) nautical adventure. Read all about it here, on the Fine Books Blog.

Gangster Week!

From a never-before seen ambrotype of Jesse James to Al Capone’s diamond-encrusted watch, it’s Gangster Week over on the Fine Books Blog–come check it out! 

Beatrix Potter Symposium at Connecticut College on June 12

The Beatrix Potter Society is hosting a three-day symposium at Connecticut College next month, the first of its kind on U.S. soil in five years. Read all about it on the Fine Books Blog

A Book-Lover’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day – The Fine Books Blog

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, meaning Irish pubs from Boston to Dublin will be busier than usual and just about everyone will be sporting some sort of good luck charm. However, if the idea of day-drinking and parade-hopping turns you green, there’s still a few ways to let your inner Irish spirit free, even from the comfort of your own library. Check out the bibliophile’s guide to St. Patrick’s Day – The Fine Books Blog