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A Story Told in Book TitlesTalk about creative book arrangement! Read the titles of all these book, as they tell a story in the titles themselves. You can get an idea of how difficult this project was by checking out the book Always Remember on the bottom shelf- it obviously had to be edited a little with electrical tape to get the title right. But it's not a real book collection. It's an art print by British digital-printmaker Professor Phil Shaw, called Shelf Isolation. The "electrical tape" is just a detail that makes it seem more realistic. Clever, huh? To the casual viewer, it's just a realistic collection of books on a shelf. Once you know the secret, it's a tale of caution from the early days of the pandemic. If you need to see it larger, you can go to Instagram. -via TYWKIWDBI​#books #booktitles #PhilShaw
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The Library of Banned BooksAt a time when censorship and cancel culture become prevalent, this Maine library is promoting tolerance by opening its shelves to banned book titles. The small library is located off the coast of Maine, on an island called Matinicus. The population of the island may be tiny, only 100 residents live there, but their open mindedness is huge. The library hosts oft banned titles such as Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath and the more recent And Tango Makes Three among others.To Kill a Mockingbird has been banned for its racial and adult themes. The Grapes of Wrath has been banned for its use of profanity and “inappropriate sexual references.” Meanwhile, And Tango Makes Three, based on a true story about two male penguins who raised a chick together at the Central Park Zoo, is one of the most challenged books in the US for portraying a same-sex couple.Library volunteer Eva Murray said that their library bought banned books in order to publicly push back against the impetus to ban them.Image: Matinicus Island Library#library #books #bannedbooks