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At the Libraries: The Most Expensive Book

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Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

Get your checkbooks ready – the world's most expensive book is going up for sale. Any guesses as to what it is? Here's a hint at left.
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The how-great-are-they-really debate is not over about e-books, but you have to admit, even if you don't own one, it would be pretty cool to use one on an airplane. One person who heard the idea was inspired to paraphrase Dr. Seuss!
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The Dutch have come up with another cool way to incorporate books and travel: libraries in airports! I think the logistics would be tricky, but the idea has some great potential! Thanks to Bookninja for another awesome link!
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If you've always wondered what kind of adults Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield would turn into, well, wonder no more! The Sweet Valley Twins are back in a new series, ten years later. The issues are much more, um, adult, according to this article, where "chapter one alone contains two instances of the word 'orgasm.'" Yikes!
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Maybe your library should have no books at all! UT San Antonio is experimenting with that with their engineering library, and they aren't the only ones. Is this THE FUTURE?

If you follow a great library blog, site, or twitterer, please share it with me! Hit me at atthelibraries@gmail.com or leave me a comment. See previous installments of At the Libraries here.

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