Word of Bowdoin’s extenstive pop-up book collection, a selection of which is on display in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, has, well, popped-up all over Twitter, sending thousands of people to watch this video about the exhibition (it got nearly 9,000 hits on one day alone). Inexplicably, the video has been a hit in Japan, and tweets have been coming in from Spain, as well.
Those virtual visitors aren’t alone. “Staff agree this exhibit is attracting more visitors than any we’ve had,” says Bowdoin College Librarian Sherrie Bergman. “People of all ages-entire families, parents with small children, groups of women-have been in. Every time I look up at the second floor or am on that floor, there are visitors to the exhibit.”