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The work of Pietari Posti

After recently re-reading the fantastic book Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome, I’ve been re-visiting childhood stories and novels for the past few weeks.The amazing thing about working in a library is that I have access to all those forgotten favourites! But the other great thing about picking up these stories, is that they have new front cover designs for the re-printed editions.

Illustration by Posti from Bellaciao Book by Michel Lagarde publishing.

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Where have I been?

So, as you might have realised, I’ve been away from blogging for a while. I’ve got a very good reason for this, I promise! This week I started working at another place (yes, as you have probably guessed by now, I work at numerous places and for numerous people) which I have devoted myself to for the past few days. And here is where it is…

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A buzz around The Hive

Another day, another tour, but this time I went to Worcester to see the fantastic new library- The Hive. Now I have heard plenty of good things about this place, but have never actually had the chance to see it for myself…until now! Upon first glance, the architecture of the new building really stands out. I was overwhelmed at first, as it veered up at me as I walked around the corner. I was overwhelmed in a good way of course!

Worcestershire County Council and the University of Worcester have worked together to create a new city centre library, history and customer centre for students and also the public. Both the old Public Library and the University Library were outgrowing their premises, and modernisation was needed. After 9 years of planning what has been created is this new combined facility for the whole community to use, drawing people together. The Hive was opened to the public in July of this year, and the students will be coming to Worcester University very soon, so it will be great to see what they make of it!

The Hive The Hive

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Restore, repair…I’ll hand it over to an expert

I’ve got a book- no surprise there. Except this book is old, and its falling apart, and its not actually mine. I’ve been handed the daunting task of repairing an old family Bible which looks as though it has seen better days.

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