A book returned to the NYPL’s New Dorp branch. They say: “Good intentions… Bad execution.”
"A library card is the start of a lifelong adventure."Lilian Jackson Braun
Two sculptures of life-size lions, each weighing about 5 tons in antiquity, have been discovered in what is now Turkey, with archaeologists perplexed over what the granite cats were used for.
They were guarding an ancient library, clearly.
Would someone please tell me what this gifset is from?
Today’s Caturday comes from legendary writer Robert Louis Stevenson (sort of) - it’s a photomechanical print depicting his poem “The Land Of Counterpane.” Note the adorable kitten on the end of the bed trying to cheer up the little boy, who is sick in bed and playing with his toy soldiers. The print by artist C.M. Burd is currently in the Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection (a collection Andy Warhol used, by the way) and was originally in a book of Stevenson’s Children’s Verses (likely from 1913, although it’s not totally clear). So happy Caturday! Love Robert Louis Stevenson? Check out some of his writing from NYPL! Or, if you want to do some serious research, the Library’s Berg Collection has some of Robert Louis Stevenson’s papers. Cool, right?
This. is. awesome!!!
A library lion tattoo! He sits beside author Vanessa Veselka on her arm, though no word on whether he is Patience or Fortitude. The numbers beneath him represent the Library of Congress control number assigned to her book, Zazen.
H/t to Rachel Fershleiser for the find.
This is the most fabulous tattoo idea I have ever heard.