As you wind down to the weekend, pause for some book appreciation.
Newbery time. The 2012 Newbery Award winner (and the Caldecott and the Sibert and the Coretta Scott King and the Geisel and ...) will be announced from the ALA Midwinter Conference this coming Monday, January 23rd, starting at the early hour of 7:45am. You won't want to miss this webcast!
100 Scopes Notes blog is in the process of giving past Newbery winner covers a new look. While you wait for the new, you can re-appreciate the old.
Third and finally ... there's actual evidence of what we've all suspected happens at libraries and bookstores when they close for night. Lisa & Sean Ohlenkamp of Type Bookstore in Toronto along with a crew of volunteers caught the action on a video that is worthy of celebrating the old and rich medium we know as the printed book. (Thanks to 100 Scope Notes for linking.) Enjoy!