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This year we thought we’d celebrate National Bookmobile Day by placing some fictional characters in charge of some real life libraries on wheels. While Kimmy Schmidt is still one of our favorite imagined librarians, we couldn’t picture her driving a bookmobile through the streets of NY without ending up in an accident. So we left her happily working in the public library as we set out on the road.

We came, we comic-conned, we con-quered! Here are some photos from our whirlwind weekend in Seattled where the books sold like hotcakes and a bevy of characters came to visit us at Booth 215!

Happy 100th birthday, Beverly Cleary! Thank you so much for writing the wonderful books that have defined so many people's childhoods: Henry Huggins, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, and, of course, the Ramona Qimby series.  In honor of your special day, we would like to imagine what Ramona Quimby would be like at the age of thirty.

[Image via Buzzfeed]

A fresh week means it’s time for a fresh batch of new links. Try not to cry about the fact that the adorable BB-8 Rubik’s Cube is only available in Japan, but instead indulge on all the carrot cake related snacks we’ve found for you. Learn about the start of Parnassus Books and the start of Maray the cat’s career as a museum employee. Most importantly, make sure to have the best week possible.

In honor of National Library Week we thought we’d help dispel the pop culture stereotype of librarians being elderly women shushing kids. Instead, we've rounded up some awesome, real-life, librarians and library workers to follow on Twitter. Hopefully in the process we’ll also convert Leslie Knope into loving libraries like we do.


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