Thursday, August 25, 2016

Unique and Interesting Books Found during Inventory

This summer the Ort Library staff worked on the second year of a three year project to inventory the entire collection that students, faculty, and staff are able to check out. During our inventory, the staff found some books with interesting titles, covers, or otherwise unique.

The display located in the Hoska case, located on the 3rd floor showcases some of the unique books that the staff found. As an example, the staff found a book whose title is 53 words long. The title is "A Mirror for Witches in which is reflected the life, machinations, and death of famous Doll Bilby, who, with a more than feminine perversity, preferred a demon to a mortal lover. Here is also told how and why a righteous and most awfull judgement befell her, destroying both corporeal body and immortal soul" written by Esther Forbes.

Other titles include "Cinderella ate my daughter: dispatches from the front lines of the new girlie-girl culture" by Peggy Orenstein and "Deer hunting with Jesus: dispatches from America's class war" by Joe Bageant.

Stop by the 3rd floor of the library to see what other odd books were found in the library's collection. This display will be up through the end of September.

For more information, please contact Theresa Mastrodonato ( or 301-687-4425).

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