Category Archives: Exhibits

“There was once a boy named Milo who didn’t know what to do with himself — not just sometimes but always.”

This is the beginning of one of my favorite books, The Phantom Tollbooth. You may have seen the map in our exhibit in the Carnegie Room here at Central Library. Haven’t seen the Fantasy Maps exhibit yet? Come to the Library!! … Continue reading

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Scott Westerfield’s Fantastic Leviathan Series

If you’ve seen our Fantasy Maps exhibit up in the Carnegie Room here at Central Library, you’ll note we used one of the maps from the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld. This steampunk/biopunk series begins with Leviathan and is set … Continue reading

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Did you know . . . ?

Did you know that the map in the Winnie-the-Pooh books is based on a real place? The stories are set in Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England, and many of the locations in the stories can be linked to actual locations, with … Continue reading

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Looking for a new series to get into?

If you’re looking for a series to get into this summer, we’ve got suggestions. Our Fantasy Maps displays have several series with books on display, including the Mistborn books by Brandon Sanderson. This fantasy series is primarily set on a … Continue reading

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Kingdoms, Utopias, and L.A.

We’ve got a copy of Lyra’s Oxford, below, on display in our Fantasy Maps exhibit, up through mid-October. Come see it in person! (It’s a gorgeous little book.) http://universitybookstore.tumblr.com/post/146208797884/a-sixth-collection-of-literary-maps-utopia-from

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Did you know . . . ?

Did you know that there were no maps created for Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy until after the books were published? No official map had been created for the books until Lionsgate Films created a promotional map for Hunger Games: … Continue reading

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Did you know . . . ?

Did you know that the first map in a fiction book appeared in Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, Treasure Island? This tale of buccaneers and buried gold was first published as a serial between 1881 and 1882, and then published … Continue reading

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Fantasy Maps Exhibit Opens on June 11th!

Did you know that Central Library has an amazing (and huge) maps collection? We have an entire room here dedicated to maps, including really old and historic maps to maps created by the CIA, and more. We also have an … Continue reading

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The Cartography of Fiction

Get ready for Central Library’s upcoming display of literary maps (set to grace the Great Hall June 11th) with this series from University Book Store: http://universitybookstore.tumblr.com/post/142351946945/a-fourth-collection-of-literary-maps-kenilworth See the first three collections here (and get your hands on the books they … Continue reading

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Photography in Fiction

If you’re looking for something to do in St. Louis this Saturday, why not come down to Central Library and see our wonderful Photography Through the Lens of St. Louis exhibit? We have some amazing examples of photography from as … Continue reading

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