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June 27, 2010 at 8:41 pm (books, crossroads, integrated pest management, the culture gods)

My mother is currently wandering Portugal with her gentleman friend, visiting vineyards and enjoying getting lost on old streets. They found a university library filled with ancient texts where, to protect the books from being damaged by insects, they release bats into the library every night.

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2 Comments

  1. Meredith said,

    There is a beautiful children’s books about bats in a library. I love and recommend it.

    http://www.amazon.com/Bats-at-Library-Brian-Lies/dp/061899923X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277919826&sr=1-1

    Also, I love when the pretty animals do nice things. Eating book damaging insects is just about the nicest thing a critter can do.

    • theearlofgrey said,

      My first comment! You were gentle, skilled, and kind. I will always remember this fondly.

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