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Friday, April 2, 2010

Rare Book Librarianship Meets Internet Porn

Tired of bookish tedium? How about some bookish porn? On March 31 the bookish subscribers to the Ex-Libris newsgroup sponsored by the Rare Book and Manuscript section of the Association of College Research Libraries were treated to the following spam:

"[Apologies for cross-posting]

"Dear members of ExLibris-L,

"It is my pleasure to introduce to you a new website dedicated to the role of books, libraries and reading in contemporary erotica:


" With over 50 galleries currently available, and with ongoing additions planned, bibliosexuality.org aims to become the leading resource in its field, providing a comprehensive directory of book-related erotica from the present age.

" Free subscriptions to the site are available through RSS (

"http://go.bibliosexuality.org/rss) or email ( http://go.bibliosexuality.org/email).

"You can also choose to follow us on Twitter (

"http://go.bibliosexuality.org/twitter) or Tumblr ( http://go.bibliosexuality.org/tumblr).

" For any comments or suggestions, please feel free to get in touch with us by email.

"Kind regards,

" Rob Handsome (Editor)

"p.s. Members of the list will understand that due to the nature of the subject matter the website inevitably contains some nudity.

"Rob Handsome


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