One of the secret joys of moving is discovery. Of course, we all hope to find a rare gem that brings us untold fame and fortune (like a 139 year old baseball card). But what usually turns up are long-missing t-shirts, forgotten college textbooks and chipped glassware. Moving the library, like moving house, has unearthed a few amusing items from the library's collection.
We found what we are fairly sure is the library's largest item. It is by no means the thickest book on our shelves, but it is the tallest and most unwieldy. It is a reprint of Eiffel's tour of his tower. It has wonderful architectural drawings and schematics.
|La Tour certainly stands out!||Much taller than its neighbors||That is one big book!||The lovely interior|
We were tickled to find this slip in several of our books
This was clearly a very important slip of paper! From crucial slips of paper to RFID and self check- we've certainly come a long way!
My personal favorite is this little book:
A book about the Bichon Frise that's clearly been nibbled by one! Hmm... maybe we should consult with our furry friends before we pick out any more dog books!