Month: July 2010

Titillating news for Kafka fans

Just ran across this titillating news from Publisher’s Weekly— Kafka Safety Deposit Boxes Being Opened Craig Morgan Teicher — July 19th, 2010 Ten safety deposit boxes containing papers left by Franz Kafka to his friend and executor Max Brod, are being opened by court order in Tel-Aviv and […]

Library: Sitka, Alaska

Kettleson Memorial Library 320 Harbor DriveSitka, AK 99835 Our second port of call in Alaska was Sitka.  Instead of the library being the first thing I saw in town, it happened to be the last thing I saw before it was time to re-board and so I didn’t […]

Library: Juneau, Alaska

Downtown branch: 292 Marine Way, Juneau, Alaska, 99801 Built: 1988Cost: $3.8 millionSize: 18,000 square feetHoldings: 70,000 volumesUsers: 300,000 I’m just home from vacation–went on my first cruise and it was to Alaska, a state I’ve wanted to visit since I was a little kid.  Being the book nerd […]