Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Seasons Greetings and Salutations!

We've seen an increase in traffic to this site and our second home on Facebook, thanks to some promotion on the official Little Free Library Facebook page--so WELCOME! our new visitors!

Feel free to poke around the site and learn more about out pint-sized hall of (literary) heroes and how it came to be.

It's been a busy month of December for us. Over the last week or so we've done a complete rotation of the books and comics in the library. We received a few new donations that have now been stamped and added this past weekend. Just about everything in the library now is fresh--save for the recent movie novels we featured in the From Books to Screen series (they're in there also).

Other new additions include:

Crime and mystery books, graphic novels, and comics--for a variety of ages. Classic Nancy Drew books! And a comic version of Nancy's newer adventures too.

By way of a generous donor we now have some excellent Batman: Shadow of the Bat comics following the caped crusader through his adventures as the "World's Greatest Detective" (sorry Sherlock!) as takes on the inmates at Arkham Asylum.

And I'm SUPER excited about Incognito, a great couple of graphic novels by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. Not your typical superhero-fare, they're steeped in intrigue have a classic pulp noir look and feel to them (they're for grown ups, FYI).

If novels are more your thing, we have a copy of the 1934 detective classic The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammet!

We also acquired two editions of globe-trotting reporter/detective Tintin. While relatively unknown in the US before his big film debut last year, Tintin has been a cherished character in Europe for decades and more well-known around the world. Each book has three classic Tintin adventures and are great for kids of all ages.

Finally, we'd like to pay tribute to the seasonal help we hired to provide customer service and spread some holiday cheer. He was all smiles when he began:

...but I'm afraid we worked the chap a bit too hard:

The holidays can be tough on all of us I guess.

Before he left us, he put together a wonderful selection of Christmas titles to get you in the spirit of the season. And there are many more books, comics, and graphic novels to check out as well!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and have a fantastic New Year!

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Christmas comes to the Library of Justice!

On this day in 1843, Charles Dickens holiday classic, A Christmas Carol was first published in novella form. It was an instant hit, and was quickly adapted for the stage the following year. We have the novella in stock now along with a graphic novel adaption--stop by and see what the Spirit of Christmas past has in store for you!

Also new to the Library of Justice are several selections from the American Girls storybook series (based on the wildly popular dolls) with a variety of Christmas and wintry themes for children.

And finally, it's a few days before Christmas (not the night before) but we found a few mice stirring in the library for your litte mice at home, including the fantasy classic Redwall by Brian Jacques and Stuart Little by E.B. White. Epic adventures from some of our favorite mouse heroes!

Good Reading!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Have a question for the Librarian of Justice?

Are you looking for something COOL to read in comic or graphic novel form? Need a reccomendation?

Do you have little ones and wonder where's a good place to start with superheroes and their ilk?

Are you looking for something graphical but more for grown-ups? Without superheroes?

Have a question about a comics in general you're dying to ask?

Then Ask the Librarian and have your question answered on the blog!*

Whether you're new to comics and graphic novels or you're an old-hat when it comes to sequential art forms, we can help. If we don't know the answer, we'll track it down. Feel free to leave us a note in the Library of Justice or just send a message to headquarters using the Keep in Touch page of the message in this post.


*This assumes of course, your question is something that can be asked in polite company, you dig?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

From Books to Screen: On The Road!

You'll have to forgive the lateness of this post. We decorated the Library today with Christmas lights and neglected to get the next selection in our Books to Screen series in there until just now!

Tonight we added On the Road by Jack Kerouac, the "Bible of Beat Generation" as the book's back states. On the Road is a quasi-fictionalized account of Kerouac's own travels across the US after World War II. It's often considered a major influence on the free love movement that followed a decade later.

The book was thought for years to be unfilmable in part due to it's unconventional (long and winding) structure. After passing hands from filmmaker to filmmaker since the 60s (including an attempt by Francis Ford Coppola) the film version of Road is finally on it's way to theaters this month. Have a look at the trailer:

On The Road is now parked snugly in the Library of Justice for you to enjoy!