Invisible libraries, fake band names, and gardens of forking paths

Funny and/or cool websites I’ve noticed lately:

Garden of Forking Paths
Welcome to the Garden of Forking Paths, one of the most intriguing areas of the Libyrinth of Allexamina. Here you will find access to the garden planted by J.L. Borges, the Argentine writer, poet and philosopher. Although I tend the garden as well as I can, beware: among these sprawling labyrinths you will find illusions most seductive and truths most elusive. Let me show you around.

The Invisible Library [link updated in 2013]
a catalog of “imaginary books, pseudobiblia, artifictions, fabled tomes, libris phantastica, and all manner of books unwritten, unread, unpublished and unfound.”
2011 Update: a Salon article on the idea of an “Invisible Library”

Rocklopedia Fakebandica
T h e U l t i m a t e F a k e B a n d L i s t

The Lipstick Librarian

You’ve seen her darting into the stacks in search of Moody’swearing Chanel knock-offs and Kenneth Cole shoes. You’ve glanced at her from the corner of your eye during conferences wolfing down free scones while decked in what you’d swear was last year’s Mizrahi. Or you’ve seen her with that Linda Evangelista-like pout and Oliver Peoples frames as the umpteenth person has asked her where the bathroom is. And you wonder, “who is that exquisitely attired woman and are my tax dollars paying for it?” Who is she? She’s a Lipstick Librarian!

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