Introducing the Librarian Action Figure: The Caped Crusader Who Fights Against Anti-Intellectualism, Ignorance & Censorship Everywhere

We’ve fea­tured action fig­ures that pay trib­ute to some cul­tur­al icons like Edvard Munch, Vin­cent Van Gogh and Fri­da Kahlo. But now comes a new action fig­ure that hon­ors a less appre­ci­at­ed cul­tur­al force–all of the great librar­i­ans, those cru­saders for the print­ed and elec­tron­ic word, who “keep it all orga­nized for us and let us know about the best of it.” Stand­ing almost four inch­es tall and made of hard vinyl, the librar­i­an action fig­ure is based on Seat­tle librar­i­an Nan­cy Pearl. She has “a remov­able cape that sym­bol­izes how much of a hero a librar­i­an real­ly is.” The action fig­ure should come in handy in your own fights again anti-intel­lec­tu­al­ism, cen­sor­ship and igno­rance. Enjoy!

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

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Napoleon’s Kin­dle: See the Minia­tur­ized Trav­el­ing Library He Took on Mil­i­tary Cam­paigns

Before the Book­mo­bile: When Librar­i­ans Rode on Horse­back to Deliv­er Books to Rur­al Amer­i­cans Dur­ing the Great Depres­sion

Let Me Librar­i­an That for You: What Peo­ple Asked Librar­i­ans Before Google Came Along

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