Accio Art

Printer’s ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.

— Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop (via observando)


newsweek:


More than 60 years ago, a woman exploring the home she’d just bought found more than 600 love letters in the attic, hidden in a gold-trimmed hatbox. The couple involved met only a few times before the man, a soldier, shipped off to Europe during WWII. Their romance carried through the war to a wedding two weeks after his return to the United States, and a short, happy marriage. 

Two generations later, the romance of Sally Ann and Charlie lives on, thanks to a happenstance meeting in a New York restaurant and Sally Ann’s granddaughter, Newsweek writer Abigail Jones. 

Their story. 
newsweek:


More than 60 years ago, a woman exploring the home she’d just bought found more than 600 love letters in the attic, hidden in a gold-trimmed hatbox. The couple involved met only a few times before the man, a soldier, shipped off to Europe during WWII. Their romance carried through the war to a wedding two weeks after his return to the United States, and a short, happy marriage. 

Two generations later, the romance of Sally Ann and Charlie lives on, thanks to a happenstance meeting in a New York restaurant and Sally Ann’s granddaughter, Newsweek writer Abigail Jones. 

Their story. 
newsweek:


More than 60 years ago, a woman exploring the home she’d just bought found more than 600 love letters in the attic, hidden in a gold-trimmed hatbox. The couple involved met only a few times before the man, a soldier, shipped off to Europe during WWII. Their romance carried through the war to a wedding two weeks after his return to the United States, and a short, happy marriage. 

Two generations later, the romance of Sally Ann and Charlie lives on, thanks to a happenstance meeting in a New York restaurant and Sally Ann’s granddaughter, Newsweek writer Abigail Jones. 

Their story. 

newsweek:

More than 60 years ago, a woman exploring the home she’d just bought found more than 600 love letters in the attic, hidden in a gold-trimmed hatbox. The couple involved met only a few times before the man, a soldier, shipped off to Europe during WWII. Their romance carried through the war to a wedding two weeks after his return to the United States, and a short, happy marriage. 
Two generations later, the romance of Sally Ann and Charlie lives on, thanks to a happenstance meeting in a New York restaurant and Sally Ann’s granddaughter, Newsweek writer Abigail Jones. 

todaysdocument:

It’s #BatmanDay!
todaysdocument:

Happy 75th Birthday, Batman!
On March 30, 1939, Detective Comics #27 hit newsstands, introducing evil-doers and comic book lovers everywhere to the Caped Crusader.

Batman Comic Book,No. 1 Spring Issue, 1940
From the series: Series : Civil Case Files, compiled 1938 - 1983, Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2009.
From the scope & content note: This comic book was an exhibit in the case titled Fox Publications Inc. v. Detective Comics Inc., Independent News Co. Inc. and Interborough News Co.


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todaysdocument:

It’s #BatmanDay!

todaysdocument:

Happy 75th Birthday, Batman!

On March 30, 1939, Detective Comics #27 hit newsstands, introducing evil-doers and comic book lovers everywhere to the Caped Crusader.

Batman Comic Book,No. 1 Spring Issue, 1940

From the series: Series : Civil Case Files, compiled 1938 - 1983, Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2009.

From the scope & content note: This comic book was an exhibit in the case titled Fox Publications Inc. v. Detective Comics Inc., Independent News Co. Inc. and Interborough News Co.


booksnbuildings:

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Estonia not only has one of the smallest and most hidden of many nice churches in Tallinn, but also a cultural centre where the congregation, among other things, produce hand-made paper, beautiful calligraphy and even operate a scriptorium (pictured at the bottom) as well as print their own exquisite hand-made books (top pictures).
(all pictures from their webpage)
booksnbuildings:

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Estonia not only has one of the smallest and most hidden of many nice churches in Tallinn, but also a cultural centre where the congregation, among other things, produce hand-made paper, beautiful calligraphy and even operate a scriptorium (pictured at the bottom) as well as print their own exquisite hand-made books (top pictures).
(all pictures from their webpage)
booksnbuildings:

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Estonia not only has one of the smallest and most hidden of many nice churches in Tallinn, but also a cultural centre where the congregation, among other things, produce hand-made paper, beautiful calligraphy and even operate a scriptorium (pictured at the bottom) as well as print their own exquisite hand-made books (top pictures).
(all pictures from their webpage)
booksnbuildings:

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Estonia not only has one of the smallest and most hidden of many nice churches in Tallinn, but also a cultural centre where the congregation, among other things, produce hand-made paper, beautiful calligraphy and even operate a scriptorium (pictured at the bottom) as well as print their own exquisite hand-made books (top pictures).
(all pictures from their webpage)
booksnbuildings:

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Estonia not only has one of the smallest and most hidden of many nice churches in Tallinn, but also a cultural centre where the congregation, among other things, produce hand-made paper, beautiful calligraphy and even operate a scriptorium (pictured at the bottom) as well as print their own exquisite hand-made books (top pictures).
(all pictures from their webpage)

booksnbuildings:

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Estonia not only has one of the smallest and most hidden of many nice churches in Tallinn, but also a cultural centre where the congregation, among other things, produce hand-made paper, beautiful calligraphy and even operate a scriptorium (pictured at the bottom) as well as print their own exquisite hand-made books (top pictures).

(all pictures from their webpage)


uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday this week celebrates our partners in literary love:  Book shops.  Librarian and author Lawrence Clark Powell wrote this love letter to book shops in 1966.
 ”My life has been divided between book shops and libraries, has thus been spent with people animated by a love of literature, learning, and service to others. That is why it has been such a rich life.” pp. 7-8. 
L. C. P.’s Book About Book Shops.  Los Angeles [Dawson & Boswell] 1966.  Bound by Bella Blau and printed by W. Cheney.  Smith Miniatures Collection Z478.3 .P6 1966.
Stop by and take a look!
See all of our Miniature Monday posts.
uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday this week celebrates our partners in literary love:  Book shops.  Librarian and author Lawrence Clark Powell wrote this love letter to book shops in 1966.
 ”My life has been divided between book shops and libraries, has thus been spent with people animated by a love of literature, learning, and service to others. That is why it has been such a rich life.” pp. 7-8. 
L. C. P.’s Book About Book Shops.  Los Angeles [Dawson & Boswell] 1966.  Bound by Bella Blau and printed by W. Cheney.  Smith Miniatures Collection Z478.3 .P6 1966.
Stop by and take a look!
See all of our Miniature Monday posts.
uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday this week celebrates our partners in literary love:  Book shops.  Librarian and author Lawrence Clark Powell wrote this love letter to book shops in 1966.
 ”My life has been divided between book shops and libraries, has thus been spent with people animated by a love of literature, learning, and service to others. That is why it has been such a rich life.” pp. 7-8. 
L. C. P.’s Book About Book Shops.  Los Angeles [Dawson & Boswell] 1966.  Bound by Bella Blau and printed by W. Cheney.  Smith Miniatures Collection Z478.3 .P6 1966.
Stop by and take a look!
See all of our Miniature Monday posts.
uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday this week celebrates our partners in literary love:  Book shops.  Librarian and author Lawrence Clark Powell wrote this love letter to book shops in 1966.
 ”My life has been divided between book shops and libraries, has thus been spent with people animated by a love of literature, learning, and service to others. That is why it has been such a rich life.” pp. 7-8. 
L. C. P.’s Book About Book Shops.  Los Angeles [Dawson & Boswell] 1966.  Bound by Bella Blau and printed by W. Cheney.  Smith Miniatures Collection Z478.3 .P6 1966.
Stop by and take a look!
See all of our Miniature Monday posts.

uispeccoll:

Miniature Monday this week celebrates our partners in literary love:  Book shops.  Librarian and author Lawrence Clark Powell wrote this love letter to book shops in 1966.

 My life has been divided between book shops and libraries, has thus been spent with people animated by a love of literature, learning, and service to others. That is why it has been such a rich life.” pp. 7-8. 

L. C. P.’s Book About Book Shops.  Los Angeles [Dawson & Boswell] 1966.  Bound by Bella Blau and printed by W. Cheney.  Smith Miniatures Collection Z478.3 .P6 1966.

Stop by and take a look!

See all of our Miniature Monday posts.