Thinking Outside the Book

Tuesdays at 8:44 a.m. and 5:44 p.m.

Thinking Outside the Book: This week The Reading Life's Susan Larson and producer George Ingmire begin a new series, Thinking Outside the Book, about the unusual uses and pleasures of books in readers' lives.

Airs Tuesday at 8:44 a.m. during Morning Edition, then again at 5:44 p.m. during All Things Considered. Thanks to the generosity of The Helis Foundation!

This week on Thinking Outside the Book: Michelle Daigle and book designer Erik Kiesewetter talk about the love and work that went into "Soul Under Construction," a memorial book of writings by Michelle's late daughter, Kendall Michelle Daigle.

This week on Thinking Outside the Book: Molly Mitchell, co-director of the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies and Michael Tisserand, author of "Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White," about the cartoonist who was the creator of Krazy Kat, talked about creating a digital tour of the book for New Orleans Historical. Check out the conversation and head over to New Orleans Historical and take the tour.

This week on Thinking Outside the Book: More of our conversation with St. Tammany Parish Librarian Sonnet Ireland, President of the Louisiana Library Association.

This week on 'Thinking Outside the Book', Susan Larson talks with Sonnet Ireland of the St. Tammany Parish Library about the larger role played by librarians, in lives of everyday people in need of technical assistance.

This week on Thinking Outside the Book: Joe Phillips of Crescent City Books and Black Widow Press talks about some of the more unusual items he's come across in a career of antiquarian bookselling.

This week on Thinking Outside the Book: Joe Phillips, proprietor of Crescent City Books and publisher of Black Widow Press.

This week on Thinking Outside the Book: Conservation librarian Sabrena Johnson and conservation specialist Sara White take us into the lab at the Tulane University libraries off-site storage facility and talk about their work.

This week on Thinking Outside the Book: Book conservators Sabrena Johnson and Sara White take us on a tour of the off-site facility for Tulane libraries, where overflow from the stacks is awaiting reader requests and books, papers, and posters stay very cool in the summer heat and books go to be repaired and restored.

This week, Thinking Outside the Book visits CODEX at Crescent City Books, a gathering of self-proclaimed "book nerds," and hear from book artist Jessica Peterson about her treasured copy of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road."

This week on Thinking Outside the Book: Donna Harrington-Lueker, author of "Books for Idle Hours: Nineteenth-Century Publishign and the Rise of Summer Reading," talks about the beginning of summer reading and our love for beach books.