Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.


Fun Friday: Presenting Pop Goes the Library -- The Book!

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Originally uploaded by sophiebiblio
What is more fun than opening your front door to find a box full of 15 perfectly packed copies of the book you wrote with one of your best friends and favorite colleagues? Not much, I'll tell you.

Liz & I are so proud and excited to share Pop Goes the Library: Using Pop Culture To Connect With Your Whole Community with you all. We've got a special blog about the book over here, and a wiki set up to keep all of the many, many links from the book up to date for you (good gravy, we are learning to use MediaWiki at last -- hold us).

We've also set up a Group & photo Pool in Flickr, because we want to see you reading, using, and otherwise interacting with the book. Please join us!

You can also track our updates on Twitter, and we're setting up a Page on Facebook, so you can become a Fan of the book, should you be so inclined -- I'll update when it's ready to go.

The official publication date is August 11, but of course, you (or your library) can pre-order the book anytime directly from our publisher, Information Today, or from Amazon, B&N, or the book wholesaler of your choice. (I think our royalties are highest when you buy direct from Information Today, though. I'm just saying.)

We keep IMing each other and saying things like, "It's real!?" "I KNOW!" "Whoo!" We won't be able to high-five in person until September, but it will be the high five heard round the world, you can be sure. We'll get Carlie to take a photo, and then we'll post that to the Flickr Pool.

We couldn't have done this without support from our families, friends, co-bloggers, colleagues, and readers, so thank you. Yes, you! You helped make this possible.

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  • At 10:23 AM, Blogger Monica Edinger said…


  • At 10:34 AM, Blogger John Klima said…

    That is so awesome! I totally have to get a copy. And have everyone library I work in get a copy. And everyone I know... I have things to do, I'll be back...

  • At 1:45 PM, Blogger Cynthia said…


    This is so exciting. I hope you are doing some serious basking in the glory that is yours.....

  • At 2:19 PM, Blogger Sophie Brookover said…

    Thank you!

    This summer has been so insanely busy that basking in the glow of this achievement is not taking a high priority. However, I hope to let it sink in more next week, while I am on vacation. :-)

  • At 9:56 AM, Blogger ilefkowitz said…

    Congratulations! I am going to order a copy first thing Monday morning!

  • At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    CONGRATULATIONS! Well-deserved, you two - and so shiny! :)

    If you have an official press release, feel free to email it to me, and I'll gladly post it at mhy blog. :)


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