Unshelved (Vol. 1)

by Bill Barnes, Gene Ambaum | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 0974035300 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 9/27/2021
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, September 27, 2021
This is not an ordinary book: it's a BookCrossing book! BookCrossing books are world travelers - they like to have adventures and make new friends...and with your help, they can even write home to say what they've been doing! (You may remain anonymous if you wish.)

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The Mallville Public Library is never boring.

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Themes for the third quarter re-do of the 2021 Never Judge a Book by Its Cover Challenge

  • Week 28: groups of people
  • Week 29: matching title & cover art (books on the floor)
  • Week 34: back to school (books)

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Released 1 yr ago (9/28/2021 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Tuesday, September 28: headed east by media mail.

USPS tracking # 9549 0104 3302 1271 8654 57
ETA 10/19

Released for the 2021 NJABBIC challenge (week 39: 3rd quarter re-do).

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Thanks for finding this book! Won't you please make a journal entry and let its previous readers know how & where you found it? What do you think of it? What will you do with it when you're done?

This is now your book, and you may do as you please with it: keep it as long as you wish, share it with a friend, or leave it where someone else can find it!

Have you ever wondered where your books go after they leave your hands? Join BookCrossing and you'll be able to follow them as new readers make journal entries - sometimes from surprisingly far-flung locations.

BookCrossing: making the whole world a library!

Journal Entry 3 by wingReallyBookishwing at Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, October 28, 2021
Included in a graphic novel RABCK package from hyphen8. Thank you!

Journal Entry 4 by wingReallyBookishwing at Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, December 19, 2021
Very entertaining comic strip about the goings-on at a public library!

Journal Entry 5 by wingReallyBookishwing at RABCK, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 28, 2022

Released 2 mos ago (11/29/2022 UTC) at RABCK, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases


Sending in a box of books. It seemed like your kind of thing and I think you may already be familiar with the Unshelved strip? Anyhow, enjoy reading and/or releasing!

Journal Entry 6 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, December 1, 2022
The box of RABCKs arrived safely on this blustery, cold day; many thanks! This is one I've read before - I was devoted to the webcomic while it was active - and I'm delighted to have another release copy.

This is a simply wonderful collection of comic strips about the employees of a public library - much book-type humor here! Lots of entertaining entries, from the viewpoints of a book-lover, a library afficionado, and a gamer-geek as well: Includes issues like whether or not (and how) libraries should limit access to questionable materials ("Okay, Internet filtering software doesn't always work. Maybe leaving this up to computers is the wrong approach. This is a job for librarians! Get Colleen - we'll filter the Internet ourselves!" "You want personally to review TWO BILLION web pages? Although without those Britney Spears sites there are a lot fewer." "'Buns of Steel'?" "That's a keeper."); there are tidbits about specific books, as in the strip recommending Christopher Moore's Lamb to a young guy looking for a book set in Biblical times: "[Lamb] asks the question, 'What if Christ had an obnoxious childhood pal?'" As the young guy's friend is busily demonstrating obnoxiousness ("HOTTY ALERT!!!") he notes "I think I can relate to that..."

And the librarians have their own methods of recreation, as in the strip where Dewey, in a suit and bowler, is waving a furled umbrella around, and baffling the other librarians - until he admits he's prepping for an "Avengers" convention - the Steed-and-Mrs.-Peel Avengers, not the Marvel ones {grin}.

Yes, it's geeky. I love it!

[There's a TV Tropes page for the webcomic, with some entertaining tidbits.]

Journal Entry 7 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Thornton Park in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, December 2, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (12/3/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library, Thornton Park in Nashua, New Hampshire USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

** Released for the 2022 Keep Them Moving challenge. **

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