Library Tourism, Elijah Cummings's Library Life, Fictional Librarians | Around the Web, Oct. 18, 2019

Each week, the hardworking editors of LJ scour the web for library news and views. This week, we internet-travel to ten of the world’s most beautiful modern and old school libraries; learn to be a library tourist; gaze at a Maine library’s community-made mosaics; and learn about how the Enoch Pratt Library changed Rep. Elijah Cummings’s life. We step outside the library to pore over Vogue’s 11 picks for fall cookbooks and CrimeReads’ best nonfiction crime books of October.

Each week, the hardworking editors of LJ scour the web for library news and views. This week, we internet-travel to ten of the world’s most beautiful modern and old school libraries; learn to be a library tourist; gaze at a Maine library’s community-made mosaics; and learn about how the Enoch Pratt Library changed Rep. Elijah Cummings’s life. We step outside the library to pore over Vogue’s 11 picks for fall cookbooks and CrimeReads’ best nonfiction crime books of October.

Ten Of The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries, via Forbes.com

50 Fictional Librarians, Ranked, via LitHub

Tana French Is Our Best Living Mystery Writer, via Vulture

Some Observations From Library Tourism, via BookRiot

Norway Library sponsors literary-themed public art, via Sun Journal (Maine)

NorwayMainemosaic.The Best Nonfiction Crime Books of October, via CrimeReads

11 Fall Cookbooks for Every Type of Foodie, via Vogue.com

“The People Who Helped Me the Most Were the Librarians” — Rep. Elijah Cummings, via School Library Journal

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Libraries pulled through, of course, but then the rise of the internet renewed fears of obsolescence. So far, the internet has not killed libraries either. But the percentage of higher-education budgets dedicated to libraries has been dwindling since the 1980s, and at many institutions there’s been a corresponding drop in reported spending on print materials while that on electronic resources has grown.

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