Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Children's Books at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas


























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18 comments:

  1. It's good that children read more often books.

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  2. Who knew there were so many children's cowboy books?!

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  3. Love the illustrations. Books are so essential from infancy, reading to children, for making the most articulate adults. It has been extremely beneficial for my just 5yr.old autistic DGS, such a bright mind & reading helps set it free! And he loves books/reading .

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  4. those books look cool. sadly, they must be out of print and collectors' items now.

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  5. Looks like my kind of reading. Love old books.

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  6. I read from a little girl and continue to list it as my favourite thing to do (after travel).

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  7. What lovely old books they are. You must tell us how you came across them. Are you reading them? Alpine, Texas sounds like a joke to me- Alpine isn't how I think of Texas. But perhaps it's just cliched views from the outer?

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  8. Alpine is a real place. It is in far west Texas. It's just north of Big Bend National Park. Remote.

    I was there last summer for a weeklong writing workshop.

    One day at lunch I stopped to talk to a boy. He was waiting for his mom to pick him up. Every day he came to the library at Sul Ross, he told me, to read their children's books.

    After that, I just had to go visit the library. And the boy was right; the library has lots and lots of old western children's books.

    I just couldn't stop taking pictures of them.

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  9. What an awesome display of books! There is something especially lovely about old books.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  10. What a delightful discovery! I'm a native Texan (born in Dallas) and have been through Alpine on the way to Big Bend National Park. It's definitely in the middle of nowhere! Who knew they had such treasures in their public library?
    My Saturday Snapshot is HERE.

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  11. Are these gems in circulation or a special collection for viewing only?

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  12. They seemed to be available for anyone to check out. It would be very nice to have all these children's western stories on display somewhere. Hope someone takes this idea and runs with it.

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  13. Neat books. They look about the vintage that the school library in my (small) home town had.

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  14. Those are JUST the kind of books that I'd have loved when I was a kid!

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  15. I love looking at children's books...especially vintage ones. Thanks for the peek!

    I've been away from Saturday Snapshot for a while. I'd love for you to stop by my post.

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  16. The illustrations look so different to how it is done today. There is something classic and special about the old time illustrations.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies.

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