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Saskatoon libraries offer ‘blind dates’ with books for Valentine’s Day

“In honour of Valentine’s Day, Saskatoon Public Library is offering patrons a chance to head out on a “blind date” with a book. Displays have been set up at branches allowing brave readers to meet mysterious literary strangers.”What we do is wrap up books in interesting wrapping paper so you can’t tell what title of the book is,” explained Theressa Slind, adult collections librarian at Frances Morrison Central Library.”They also have a description of the book, just dropping a few hints on the book itself,” said Slind.” (via CBC News)

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Love Letters Digitized: The ‘Triumphant Happiness’ of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning

NYT – “Before you text “I luv u” to your partner on this Valentine’s Day, you might want to visit the newly digitized collection of correspondence between the Victorian poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett for inspiration. (Warning: These letters are likely to make you far less sanguine about your own relationship’s fire.) Wellesley College and Baylor University collaborated on the project, which began today with more than 1,400 letters by the poets available online. Of those, 573 represent the complete set of love letters, and at least 1,500 additional pieces of correspondence to other people the couple knew are to be up by summer.”

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