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Vans: The Personality Vehicles

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Vans: The Personality Vehicles
Dexler
1977

Submitter: This is a paean to the ultimate 70’s vehicle, the van.  Of course it includes lots of color photos of sweet tricked-out vans, complete with nature scenes painted on the outside and shag and velvet on the inside.

Holly:My favorite is the one with flames painted on the side. Other than the fact that this book looks a little worse for wear, it’s pretty cool. What a perfect specimen for ALB!  It’s unusual, nostalgic, and an example of something that was really cool in 1977 when it was published. I leafed through this book myself and was thoroughly entertained. Anyone who loves old books will love this!  It most definitely does not belong on the shelves of the small public library that submitted it, but what a great display item or book sale find.

Mary: This might be a keeper in the Detroit area!  We love our automotive stuff.  For the record, I doubt my mother would have let me date anyone cool enough to drive one of these awesome machines.  I am sure only dangerous boys drove these vans.

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I want to be a LIBRARIAN!

I want to be a Librarian
Greene
1960

Thanks to anonymous submitter for this wonderful relic from the past!  Submitter says there is lots of  information about the card catalog and finding good books.  (I wonder if this counts as a good book?) I quickly breezed through the world cat holdings and A LOT of public libraries are hanging on to this title.   Please do the profession a favor and get something more current.

Does this make my butt look fat?

Clothes for Disabled People
Goldsworthy
1981

This lovely title comes to us from an anonymous ALB spy in Michigan.  I would imagine that this is a great topic for a public library.  Ease of dressing for people who have limited mobility and other physical issues is important.  However, looking at the cover now – in 2009 – suggests that if you are in a wheelchair, you cannot be fashionable.

I think the guy in a wheelchair is saying to the woman, “Do I really have to dress like Mr. Rogers?”

Great idea for a book, but waaaay out of date.

Mary