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Large Print (Unshelved #8)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  291 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews

What do you get when you mix adults, teenagers, children, babies, seniors, professionals, parents, teachers, students, homeschoolers, and the homeless? That very funniest of places, your local public library, home of the hugely popular Web comic Unshelved.

Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Overdue Media (first published 2010)
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May 19, 2013 Clodjee rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Everything in this comic is eerily familiar: it tells the daily life of the staff from a dysfunctional library. Large Print is the eighth yearly compilation of Unshelved, a daily online comic strip originally published on the Unshelved website.

This volume is noticeably more hillarious than the previous one. Everyone will laugh at the funny and often absurd situations happening in the Mallville public library. I am probably laughing even harder because I recognize myself a lot in there, since I e
Dec 18, 2011 CatholicBibliophagist rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
Collection #8 of the web comic Unshelved.

If you work in a library, if you use libraries, or even if you just work with the public, you'll love reading Large Print.

Set at the Mallville Public Library, the cast of characters is as diverse as the inhabitants of your own public library. On the one hand, you have the staff: the library's manager who is in love with office supplies, the children's librarian who is professionally and perpetually cheerful (and has a favorite letter of the alphabet), t
Jul 30, 2014 Bruce rated it liked it
Another year in the life of the Mallville Public Library featuring eccentric, yet ubiquitous, behavior by its customers and staff, with snarky commentary provided by Young Adult Librarian Dewey. It includes the routine challenges of broken air conditioning, customers who plug incompatible equipment into the public access computers, keeping up with the newest technology while keeping up with the outdated technology that’s still in the library, book recommendations and challenges, what to do if ...more
Nov 30, 2011 Brad rated it liked it
Shelves: funny, z-2011, comics
This was pretty funny, but probably not as funny to me as to someone who has worked as a librarian. I had some good chuckles, and appreciated some of the insight into the life that might have been mine if I had chosen a slightly different path.

I enjoyed the collection, but probably not to the point that I would actively seek out the other books or subscribe to the webcomic (as my feed reader already floweth over).

Rated: G
Apr 02, 2016 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor, cartoons
I'm reading my way through these, the ones I own and the ones I don't. This particular compilation is notable for the visit of characters from another on-line comic strip by the same author, urging the digerati to use libraries. Right on!
Sep 21, 2012 Kate rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
A little eerie to be traveling back into the recent past reading this; but on the other hand, enough time had passed that I'd forgotten most of these strips, making them really entertaining to re-read. Almost like new!
May 29, 2012 Kay rated it it was amazing
A comic about librarians - what could be better for a heavy library user? Entertaining, instructive, and embarrassing to contemplate that you just might be "THAT library patron". Now I need to go order the volumes that were checked out last week. Through the interlibrary system, of course!
Apr 28, 2012 Jesse rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
Another fantastic addition to Dewey's adventures! The strip about the man stealing parts of the newspaper was literally taken from my life. lol
Nov 04, 2010 Duane rated it really liked it
Anyone who works at a library will love this comic collection. Unshelved hits the mark when it comes to the daily life of a librarian. A must for any fan of library humor!
Nov 16, 2011 Karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-related
A fun set of comics based on the library world. I got to meet the authors at a conference, which was absolutely cool. They depict library life so funny but also so try. A lot of fun.
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Jun 24, 2011 Aisha Mahmoud rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Writing out of praise words for this series. This is my sixth Unshelved book to read and they just keep getting better and better; funnier and funnier. Library employees must read this!
Oct 31, 2014 aj rated it really liked it
Librarian humor, how I love you. Unshelved continues to deliver accurate depictions of public library work without being depressing. So much respect for the public libraries!
Jul 22, 2010 Christiane rated it really liked it
Latest funny and relevant collection of library humor from the Unshelved guys. If you work in a public library why aren't you reading this already? :)
Jul 27, 2010 Amy rated it really liked it
Unshelved is so spot on to libraries and librarians. There were so many things I could relate to with working in a library.
Feb 05, 2011 Kate rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humor
Life in a public library is quite amusing. My favorite strips are the "conference tips." Funny because they're true.
Sep 26, 2010 Larri rated it it was amazing
Okay, Cheryl found this one and like her other finds I was not disappointed! This one is going on my Christmas list.
Jun 01, 2014 Nancy rated it liked it
A graphic novel all about the library and its bureaucracy. Funny. I like the children librarian's idea of changing her job title to "facilitator of wonderment and delight." Consider me delighted!
Every comic strip in this collection is SO TRUE! This should be required reading for all librarians!
Apr 28, 2014 Tammy rated it really liked it
Once again join Dewey, Tamar, Mel and the rest of the staff at the Mallville Public Library for the humor that is part of the day to day life of your library staff at a public library.
Jul 23, 2010 Mary rated it it was amazing
Shelves: unshelved, comics
If you want to know what librarians really go through, read any of the collections of the Unshelved web comic!
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Shelves: humor, 2015
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I write Unshelved with Bill Barnes. I've worked as a paper boy, auto mechanic, courier, English teacher, operations manager, teen services librarian, and staff development coordinator. I enjoy a wide range of graphic novels and am currently obsessed with the work of Lewis Trondheim, Emmanuel Guibert, Hope Larson, and Kazu Kibuishi. My favorite book without words is Owly The Way Home & The Bitt ...more
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