librarian fashion

The 2016 Ghostbusters is my favorite movie about librarians, which I realize is odd because (unlike the original Ghostbusters) there aren’t actually any librarians in it.  However, it is about a team of sensibly dressed women over the age of 30, most of whom have graduate degrees (and the only one who doesn’t is a voracious reader), who are devoted both to research and to helping the public but are impeded in their efforts by a lack of support from the local government.  I figure that’s pretty darn close to being a movie about librarians.

There’s also this scene, in which a woman with glasses and some sort of eccentric bun hairstyle silently turns away, locates an enormous dusty tome, brings it back to the desk, and flips through it until she finds exactly the information needed to solve a problem.

Dr. Holtzmann, you may not have an MLS, but you have the soul of a librarian.

Rainbow pleated skirt #whatthelibrarianwore #submission via @queeriodicals on Instagram

“Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.” —Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

ahhh would someone help me!! I’m looking for fashion inspo and eventually cheap online finds concerning a particular aesthetic I plan on taking for myself!

The aesthetic is that one, you know, the astronomer’s tower? In a fantasy world? With golden, shiny paraphernalia that spins, and globes, and things-you-use-to-see-the-stars-with and no one touches it because the local wizard won’t let them? All that academic-occult-and-high-magic concerning knowledge. A mystical librarian thing. And then there’s the girl who’s into books and dusty corners and there’s always a cat and she also likes seemingly useless shinies. You know the aesthetic I’m talking about.

this is the closest I could find but it’s not quite it… the main colour scheme is burgundy, cream, golden, deep blue and those rich deep hues that evoke ~~knowledge~~ you know? and like yellow and golden stars everywhere. please help, if you can! I used to be sure this was the ultimate dead horse trope in fantasy settings but I can’t seem to find even the images anywhere, let alone fashion! Thank you!!

(The image is called where the magic lives, by @k-kanehira - check out their blog for some seriously underappreciated illustrations!)

Librarian mug #whatthelibrarianwore #submission 📷 pepper.and on Instagram

“We can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.” - The Mill on the Floss (George Eliot)

Pattern-mixing #whatthelibrarianwore #submission via @cloverrover on Instagram

“May was like the Friday night of summer: all the good times lying ahead of you, bright and shiny and waiting to be lived.” —Lisa Jewell, Then She Was Gone
Tattoos and baseball caps: This is What a Librarian Looks Like – in pictures
From Gucci to Prada, so-called librarian chic is huge in fashion. But a new book by Kyle Cassidy reads between the lines to challenge the stereotypes of librarian style – and look at the ways in which they are the champions of our communities
By Ellie Violet Bramley

Author, photographer and friend of libraries and librarians, Kyle Cassidy’s book was featured in The Guardian recently. Do you see any of your friends, coworkers or yourself in these photos? 

Novelty buttons #whatthelibrarianwore #submission via @librarianforlifestyle on Instagram 

 “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is much more drab and empty for their departure.” —Stephen King, Different Seasons

Portrait of librarians in the War Department Library of the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., c. 1880′s. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.

Pizza leggings #whatthelibrarianwore #submission via @calledtostyle on Instagram 

“None of those other things makes a difference. Love is the strongest thing in the world, you know. Nothing can touch it. Nothing comes close. If we love each other we’re safe from it all. Love is the biggest thing there is.” —David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars