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Adventures in Bookstores: Celebrating Read-A-Book Day 2022

In recognition of Read-A-Book Day 2022 (well, two days late), here’s a 2015 post Jeff Barton wrote about some great places to find books he discovered in Northern California.  At the end, he points eager readers to other posts about …

Cotsen Programming is Back!

The Cotsen Children’s Library is thrilled to announce that our in-person programming will resume on September 13th! Please join us for… Continue reading

This Week in Princeton History for September 5-11

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, the arrival of undergraduate women draws attention, a recent graduate reflects on the contrast between life as a student and life on a war’s front lines, and more.

This Week in Princeton History for August 29-September 4

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, whether Commencement will take place is uncertain, Princeton sets up temporary housing, and more.

Learning to Make Invisible Inks and Other Projects from The Young Gentleman’s and Lady’s Magazine (1799)

If you are interested in learning more about how adults have tried to keep children from being bored by dreaming up interesting projects, this post about a pioneering magazine for children may be of interest.

This Week in Princeton History for August 22-28

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, students feed cake to a monkey, an athletic meet for Chinese students is held on campus, and more.

This Week in Princeton History for August 15-21

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a dean dreams of pretty postcards, the natural history museum receives a significant donation of specimens, and more.

Do Stories Come Out of Thin Air?: Salman Rushdie’s Answer

The hero of Haroun and the Sea of Stories is the son of Rashid Khalifa, a storyteller his admirers call “Rashid the Ocean of Notions” and his detractors, the “Shah of Blah.”  When Haroun tries to get a straight answer …

This Week in Princeton History for August 8-14

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, the College treasurer defends himself against rumors of embezzlement, a new graduate meets an untimely end, and more.

Princeton 275: Samuel Atkins ’31’s Application for Admission, 1927

This post is part of a series about items currently on exhibition at Mudd Library as part of “Princeton 275.” In this series, we go in-depth about selected items on display to let you know more about the story behind them and …

The BiblioFiles Presents: Victoria Ying

Just posted! An interview with graphic novelist Victoria Ying, creator of City of Secrets and its sequel, City of Illusion.

This Week in Princeton History for August 1-7

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, an alum encourages political revolution, a newspaper speculates on the reasons 32 Princeton students have flunked, and more.

Pooping, Mewling and Puking: Iona Opie’s Babies: An Unsentimental Anthology (1990)

 “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” Carl Sandburg, Remembrance Rock (1948), chapter 2. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in his nurse’s arms.” Shakespeare, As You Like It, (1599),  II. vii.

Katie and Mr. Finley Walk the Shire

Get ready for the coolest possible way to get some steps in. In late spring, a curious ad popped up in Katie's social media. It was a call for adventure, one that Katie answered with her intrepid pup, Finley.

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