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r/booknooks – Dictionary room

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Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies by Sara Lewis

For centuries, the beauty of fireflies has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery: How do fireflies make their light? What are they saying with their flashing? And what do fireflies look for … Continue reading

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Manchester Literature Festival 2017 — manclibraries blog

Manchester is a city of stories and storytellers. It’s also a city of activism, protest, pioneers and radicals. This year’s Manchester Literature Festival welcomes over a hundred of our most talented writers, thinkers and activists to share their work and … Continue reading

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Lello Bookstore in Porto: One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world – Walls with Stories

One of the most amazing bookstores in the world is located in the Portuguese city of Porto and is called Lello Bookstore (also known as Livraria Lello & Irmão or Livraria Chardron). The name comes from the Lello brothers who … Continue reading

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It Stares Us Down (2016) — Nicola Dale

This week I have started a new project – It Stares Us Down – which will culminate in a set of hybrid sculpture-performances for the grand Reading Room at Manchester Central Library (pictured). The works will be presented in March … Continue reading

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Serene Teh – Parkour — Sarah Kante

parkour motion reel from saggyarmpit on Vimeo. Serene Teh via Serene Teh – Parkour — Sarah Kante

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News about pizza

3D-printing pizzas, pizza for soldiers, 580 pages book of best pizzerias. https://newsfromtheworld.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/news-about-pizza/

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Fancy Getting Married in a Library?

It’s a book lover’s dream, but hopefully one that is shared by your other half. Even if you’re not both book lovers, Manchester Central Library is still a stunning venue in which to hold a wedding. An extreme enthusiasm for … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day – November 29, 2015


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A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

The John Rylands Library is a late-Victorian neo-Gothic building on Deansgate in Manchester, England. The library, which opened to the public in 1900, was founded by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her husband, John Rylands. The John Rylands Library … Continue reading

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