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Tales from the Book Drop: Fruits and Flowers of the Holy Land 

A co-worker showed me one of our closed stack books this summer -- bound in beautiful dark brown leather with hand-drawn and colored illustrations.  I couldn't help but wonder about the history behind it.  "Plants of the Holy Land" was written by Reverend Henry S. Osborn in 1861. As the title suggests, it is all …

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Good books that happen to be free 

Nicole Cliffe at Hairpin posted a delightfully snarky piece about free books available for the Kindle, which, aside from being very funny, actually struck me as good advice.  One can read most of the pre-copyright classics on Kindle for free, as well as a handful of new classics, like Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Colors of …

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