Guthrie Memorial Library Hidden Gems

The library collection boasts nearly 100,000 items, so it is easy to miss out on some interesting and informative titles. In this blog post, we have chosen to highlight four hidden gems from the nonfiction section of the Teen Library.

The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America

Julian Montague shines a light on the stray shopping cart phenomenon in his field guide The Stray Shopping Carts of North America. With this guide, Montague has revolutionized stray shopping cart identification with thorough scientific research, case studies, and photographs. Perfect for stray traffic cone enthusiasts looking to branch out. 




The Jumbo Duct Tape Book

Are gas prices getting you down? Are your tap shoes too loud? Do you have a receding hairline? Duct tape is the answer! Consult The Jumbo Duct Tape Book for innovative solutions to life’s most persistent problems, brought to by leading duct tape experts The Duct Tape Guys. 

 “Page 171 changed my life.” – T. Rex, Library Assistant


Uncle John’s Weird Weird World

Attention all scholars! Looking to expand your knowledge and learn about everything in the known universe, no matter how stupid? Look no further—The Bathroom Readers’ Institute presents Uncle John’s Weird Weird World. It’s the only trivia book you’ll ever need…   unless of course you’d also like to check out its sequel Weird Weird World: EPIC. Think you already know it all? Prove it at our next Trivia Night! 



The Hipster Handbook

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the term Hipster as “a person who is unusually aware of and interested in new and unconventional patterns.” There is much more nuance to the hipster identity than initially meets the eye, as Robert Lanham asserts in his anthropological text: The Hipster Handbook. Wondering if you might be a hipster? Lanham includes a very thorough and accurate quiz for your reference. 




*All the books featured in this post are real and available for you to check out!

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