Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy Library Week

In honor of library week, I'd like to direct your attention to a *very* cool thing. If you've read my blog for very long, you know I have a thing for bookmobiles. So, here is your chance to own your very own Parnassus on Wheels:

Ebay item: 270551067368. And believe me, I've shopped for horse-drawn vehicles in the course of my day job (museum curator), and this one is right on the money so to speak, judging by the photos. It would make a killer artifact for the currently forming American Writers Museum! Although, they've said they will not be an archiving institution (enough others do this, and do it well), they did not say if the new museum would be a collecting institution.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Montana Festival of the Book 2011

I'm excited. I got my letter today from Humanities Montana officially inviting me to participate in the Montana Festival of the Book in October. It seems they've never had much from collectors, the people who celebrate books as objects, but more on texts, from the writer's and reader's perspectives. They've requested a Book Collecting 101 session/ workshop. More details to follow as we get a little closer to the conference and they figure out if I'm fish or foul. I wasn't able to attend last year since I had another event at the same time and it's on the other side of the state, and well, Montana's big. From where I live in northeast Montana to Missoula (site of the MT Festival of the book) is something like 600 miles. One way. About the same distance as driving to Minneapolis. But, it'll be worth it.