Go to the Library Without Leaving Your House


If you liked learning about fore-edge paintings, you’ll love the New York Public Library’s Tumblr.

And the Smithsonian Libraries’ Tumblr.

And the University of Iowa’s Special Collections & University Archives Tumblr.

And all the other library blogs linked in this MetaFilter post, which upload pictures of all kinds of nifty stuff from their stacks, from “the original American serialized version of Charles Dickens’ Bleak House” to century-old cat postcards.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →