Grammar Commie

An idiosyncratic view of libraries, literature, and book culture from a Chicago public librarian.

Our reference desk is pretty big, and tends to collect a pile of random stuff over time—which doesn’t look great to the public. To try and keep ahead of this issue, we turned the corner into a pop-up display. Whichever librarian is at the desk can grab whatever titles they want to feature and make up a simple sign. So far, people seem to like it. It’s a chance to do some handselling of backlist or obscure titles, and often a conversation starter. “So…I guess you really like cheese, huh?”  Today I tossed out some fun knitting and crochet books. Anyone want to knit me a set of Princess Leia hair-buns?