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From dandies in danger to the lusty dramas of educated fleas, the George Peabody Library proves that the past was indeed STRANGE! Visit us in Baltimore (don't worry, in addition to the strange things depicted here, we also have plenty of old and rare and classy books, too).

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jhuediblebookfestival:

Our winner of the popular choice vote, Leslie Wiggins’ take on Silence of the Lambs!  We particularly love how the before and after shots both look like very tasty crime scenes.

Thanks for haunting our dreams, JHU Edible Book Festival!

We love our new colleague and his creepy fashion-forward way with a jaunty hat.  He’s also an amateur phrenologist. 

We kind of want to know what’s going on with the swan and the tree.  We smell romance!

jhuediblebookfestival:

Bonjour pâtissiers of JHU!

Behold the wonders of an 18th century patisserie, courtesy of our Enlightenment pal Diderot.  Waffle irons! Cake pans!  Molds shaped like barking, angry dogs!  So much sugary mischief, so little time.

Feel like making your own rabid dog cake?  Don’t forget to register a cake in our first-ever Edible Book Festival.  Bake a literary-inspired cake and be in the running for both Internet fame and fabulous gift cards!

"Patissier," Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, vol. 8 (plates), 1777.

Edible Book Festival Registration

Attention all Hopkins folks — registration is now open for our Edible Book Festival! CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Join us in our Special Collections Reading Room tonight (Brody Learning Commons, M-Level) for our open house in honor of Black History Month!  Not only will there be amazing documents on display from our African American historical holdings, but you will also have the chance to hear some collection chats from our undergraduate curators!

jhuediblebookfestival:

The Sheridan Libraries are hosting their first-ever Edible Book Festival! Why not join in the fun?  We’ll be giving out awesome prizes in various categories such as Punniest Cake, Best Cake Wreck, and Best Special Collections Cake, amongst others.
There are only three rules for entering a cake in our delicious literary  bake-off:
You must be a member of the Hopkins community to register a cake. (But anyone can attend and EAT CAKE!)
The cake most be inspired by a book.
The cake has to be edible — no plastic food shall ever befoul our bellies!
Definitely check back here for updates, and even if you can’t bake, we definitely could use help eating cake.  Free cake and literary puns?  What’s not to love!
Got questions about the event?  Then contact one of the Festival organizers.

We are so excited about this event!  Peabody Wunderkammer Cake Lovers Assemble!

jhuediblebookfestival:

The Sheridan Libraries are hosting their first-ever Edible Book Festival! Why not join in the fun?  We’ll be giving out awesome prizes in various categories such as Punniest Cake, Best Cake Wreck, and Best Special Collections Cake, amongst others.

There are only three rules for entering a cake in our delicious literary  bake-off:

  1. You must be a member of the Hopkins community to register a cake. (But anyone can attend and EAT CAKE!)
  2. The cake most be inspired by a book.
  3. The cake has to be edible — no plastic food shall ever befoul our bellies!

Definitely check back here for updates, and even if you can’t bake, we definitely could use help eating cake.  Free cake and literary puns?  What’s not to love!

Got questions about the event?  Then contact one of the Festival organizers.

We are so excited about this event!  Peabody Wunderkammer Cake Lovers Assemble!

littlebitofink:

The Wonderful Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha ~ an abridged picture book from London, 1872. One of a whole stack of Don Quixotes in the JHU Special Collections collection. (Spent a good hour flipping through these. I love my job.) peabodywunderkammer

We love you, too, littlebitofink!!!!

Behold the murderous rampage of Cupid! Is there any cure for his psychotic ways?  Is there any hope? Love, where art thou?

Don’t let this happen to you!  Attend Dirty Books and Longing Looks Wed, Feb 12 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Special Collections Reading Room. Make a vintage Valentine!  Look at classy age-old smut!  It’s bound to be a blast!

Images from Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499).

Follow cupid’s chariot to the Special Collections Reading Room on Wednesday, February 12.  Dirty books!  Longing looks!  Free Valentines!  Who could ask for anything more?

Follow cupid’s chariot to the Special Collections Reading Room on Wednesday, February 12.  Dirty books!  Longing looks!  Free Valentines!  Who could ask for anything more?

More Valentines for your library pleasure because even Book Eye scanners need love too!

Don’t forget you can make your own vintage Valentine featuring images from Special Collections resources Wednesday, February 12 from 6:30-8:30 in our Reading Room,M-Level, the Brody Learning Commons!