As many of you already know, I work at my local public library, a job that I love just as much as I love writing. It was wonderful to combine these two sides of me for an article on Library Card Sign Up Month!
5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Your Local Library (from a library assistant!) Magazine Article
“And besides, libraries aren't just about books. They are one of the few public spaces we have left which don't like our wallets more than us.”
― Matt Haig, Notes on a Nervous Planet
Libraries are a much-loved haven for so many of us book bloggers, but they are about so much more than books as well. They offer key services and provide a vibrant space that everyone in the community is welcome to enjoy.
The best way you can support your local library is to use it! With that in mind, this articles gives you just a few ideas for how to make the most of the services on offer.
Better World Books: The Ethical Online Bookshop and Affiliate Network
If you've been on Miscellany Pages recently, you'll have noticed that I've switched my affiliate network from Amazon to Better World Books. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Amazon - I've always found it to provide good deals and quick service - but I decided to support a smaller company.
Not that Better World Books is particularly small. They have over 8 million books and ship worldwide for free! I stumbled across them through a quick online search for 'ethical affiliate networks' and knew straight away this was the company I wanted to promote.
A Photographic Tribute to Old Books
On holiday with my family in the Lake District, we stayed in a wing of a beautiful old house. It boasted a reading room packed with antique books and furniture that took my breath away! Needless to say, my parents had a little trouble dragging me away to actually see the lakes. I couldn't resist sharing some of my most amazing finds with you...