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Browse our Instagram!Need some more poetry in your life? How about a never-ending poem? . While digitizing audio-recordings from the Terence Winch papers (MS-2017-005), we came across this “Endless” audio cassette tape, containing a continuous loop of a 12 minute long poem. . The tape inside the cassette never engages with the right-hand spool, so it has no beginning or end, cannot be rewound or fast-forwarded, and will keep playing endlessly. #poetry #cassette #audioarchives #terencewinch #ThisIsThePoemThatNeverEnds #ItGoesOnAndOnMyFriendsWe have had the low brass of the @BCMarchingBand practicing outside the library this week. The Screaming Eagles Marching Band is celebrating a centennial in 2019, and when we see them getting ready, we know it’s almost time for classes #BandCamp #BCMarchingBand #ScreamingEagles #100YearsPrinter’s mark from Crosby Lockwood and Co, 1879. Lead the way with that torch. #CapioLumen #LibrariesOfInstagram #PrintersMarkIt’s #NationalAviationDay, so enjoy some well loved covers featuring early aircraft #LibrariesOfInstagram #GirlsLikeAirplanesToo #PublishersBindings
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One of the many advantages of working in a special collections library is the opportunity to browse in the stacks. I regularly browse while checking the climate control monitors throughout the building. During one such walk-through, a suede binding resembling … Continue reading
You’ve probably encountered the artwork of Pamela Colman Smith before, even if you didn’t realize. Colman Smith drew the images for the most well-known tarot deck, and these popular images are still commonly reprinted and used on tarot decks today. … Continue reading
The John J. Burns Library has many interesting and historic books that are also noteworthy for their bindings. One such book is the Essays of Elia, by Charles Lamb (1775-1834), an English writer and essayist. This particular edition of Lamb’s … Continue reading
Long may Matrix continue to excite mind, fingertips, and eye, for it is the unique ability of printing to be able to appeal to and satisfy these three senses … Continue reading
Have you always wondered just what is at the Burns Library that makes it so special? Do you wish that someone at Burns would just show you something they love? On Tuesday, February 15, 2017 – when love was still in … Continue reading
This year, the Movable Book Society holds its eleventh biennial conference here in Boston, and the John J. Burns Library is providing a display of three items from our collection starting Wednesday, September 14th. The Hagadah li-yeladim – the … Continue reading