Computers may make library searches quicker, but we have a soft spot for old-school card catalogs. And who better to celebrate this icon of the literary world than the good folks at the Library of Congress? The Card Catalog
is a beautiful "scrapbook" pairing fascinating details about the origins and evolution of the card catalog - the first was a Sumerian tablet inscribed with cuneiform circa 2000 B.C. - with photographs of some of the library's treasures and their corresponding catalog cards. And you can share your bookish nostalgia with friends and family when you pen missives on our clever Card Catalog Note Cards
. Each flat 3"x5" card is a reproduction of a classic card-catalog card, with space for your brief handwritten message on the back. Honoring authors ranging from Alcott, Louisa M[ay] to Woolf, Virginia, the set includes thirty unique cards with envelopes and comes packaged in a cute cardboard "drawer."