BWW: July 13th

An Original Paperback Stash Feature

I wanted something that showcased the happenings around book blogs and sites by week, special events in the reading community, a location to display stunning bookstores, libraries, and others. Basically anything to do with the wonderfully huge world of books. Can be posted anytime on the weekend, Friday - Saturday - or Sunday.  Feel free to grab the button and join me!


Bookish-World Places

Cerritos, California Library

Can you say wow?

I can - Wow!
This library is magnificent. From the outside, to the interior, to the children's area. How I'd love for this library to be local. The people in Cerritos, California are truly blessed!

First, there's the Exterior, with a DOLPHIN fountain. How cute is that? The building looks industrial, modern, intimidating, impressive, curious, classic. It's clearly not a building you'd forget.

Here are some interior shots - how classy is all this? Modern and stylish.

I LOVE the idea of a large aquarium like that. Aquariums help lend both art but also class. It's easy to get lost in them. I think they complement libraries and are underused. This aquarium is near the children's room entrance.

Another shot  - I'm not sure what the entrance is to, but I like it.

I'm  guessing they have some sort of coffee shop or small deli? This reminds me a little of the Jetsons for some reason.


One of my favorite sections - a classy and old-fashioned entrance. Good to have the adult areas decorated as much as the children's areas.

Finally, here is the entrance to the Children's room. I didn't expect anything less than amazing after seeing the rest of the library.

This blows me away though - wow. What kid wouldn't like this area? Trees, dinosaurs, bliss.

Bookish-World on the Web

Instead of doing this one by the week as normal, I'm going to do by the month. This month is heavy with summer read-a-thons. This is the first year I've participated in them, and they have been great fun.

The Summer Series Challenge runs from June to August to cover the entire summer.

Summer Lovin' Read-a-Thon ran from July 1st to July 7th. It was perfect for me to get an extra day off for the 4th of July Holiday.

The Once upon a time read-a-thon ran for a few days this month. From the 9th to the 14th. I didn't get a chance to participate in it as planned.


Bookish-World Creativity

I'm not sure who did this cake, but this Beauty and the Beast cake is one of the coolest things ever.