Making these mini-zines! Just in time for my Saturday morning date with the copier.
who says bigger is better? mini zines ftw!
I want copies of this for the zine machine, dudes
WHAT IS THE ZINE MACHINE KELLY
It’s the zine vending machine in my library!!!!
Oh how I’ve admired the zine vending machine from afar… I can totally send you some if you tell me how!
HOORAY! You can send zines for the Zine Machine to:
c/o Kelly McElroy
100 Main Library
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
This week we are taking pocket dictionaries to a whole new level with these mini dictionaries from Leipzig. These four functional little volumes were printed by C.G Röder probably sometime in the 20th century, and include translations from German to Latin, English to German, Spanish to German, and German to English. Imagine—all that language in the palm of your hand!
Miniatur Wörterbuch (four volumes). C.G Röder (1,2,10) and M. Kötzel (5), Leipzig. 20th century. Charlotte Smith Uncatalogued Miniatures.
See all of our Miniature Monday posts.
Oh wow! It looks like the book puppet from the Labyrinth of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers! It’s not in Bookholm, though, but rather at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. The sculpture, Terry Allen’s “Read Reader,” is located outside the student union.
March 27, 1912: The First Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees Are Planted in the U.S.
On this day in 1912, the first two Japanese cherry blossom trees were successfully planted by First Lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Japanese Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gave the U.S. over 3,000 trees to demonstrate the growing relationship between the U.S. and Japan.
Every spring, Washington D.C. commemorates the initial planting through the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year, the peak bloom is forecast for April 8-12.
As you wait for this year’s blooming period, treat yourself to this delicious spring recipe, a Raspberry, Pistachio, and Vanilla Semifreddo from PBS Food.
Image: Cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. 2013