For the Bibliophiles: Gorgeous Photos of Vintage Library Books


Earlier this month, we met with Megan Prelinger of the Prelinger Library to learn about the amazing career she carved out for herself. But, there was so much fantastic photo fodder around the space, we just couldn’t stop snapping everything around us! It was even harder to decide which pics made it into our post, so we decided to share a few extra shots! Enjoy another look at the contents of the library’s unique and treasured collection.

Stacks upon stacks of hard- & paperbacks.

Datamation aggregation.

We didn’t ask about where they kept the Unpopular Science.

A little Innocent Merriment never hurt anyone.

This gorgeous piece of graphic design ephemera was ready for its close-up.

The Camper’s Handbook — don’t leave home (or, in this case, your tent) without it!

A bright smile from Megan.

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  1. Valerie C. 08/31/2013 at 3:53 am #

    Superb post and wonderful pics . . .makes my heart beat faster to see all of these and wanted to reach out and grab one and settle in for a good read! Books and libraries = Happy : ) Thank you for sharing more of the Prelinger Library!

  2. Eliza 09/02/2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Oh I love it so much! Book nerds unite! 😉


    • Effie 09/02/2013 at 4:06 pm #

      I’m obsessed about this!

  3. Lori 10/12/2013 at 6:30 am #

    I REALLY wish ModCloth would bring back the ‘Plot’ dress with the book spines pattern…. PLEASE MAKE IT SO!!!

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