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The Quintessential Searcher:
New Book Serves up the “Wit & Wisdom of Barbara Quint”

August 27, 2001, Medford, NJ — Information Today, Inc. has announced publication of The Quintessential Searcher: The Wit & Wisdom of Barbara Quint. The new book is a collection of many of Barbara Quint’s most memorable quotes from Searcher, Information Today, Online, Wilson Library Bulletin, and other library and information industry publications.

Barbara Quint (bq), editor of Searcher magazine, is one of the world’s most famous online searchers and is widely acknowledged as the most creative, controversial, and influential writer to emerge from the online information industry. Whether chastising database providers about unacceptable fees, interfaces, and updates, recounting the ills visited on the world by computer makers, or inspiring librarians to achieve greatness, her voice is consistently original and compelling. In The Quintessential Searcher, librarian, writer, and Internet trainer Marylaine Block has gathered hundreds of humorous, insightful, and politically incorrect quotations for the enjoyment of bq’s many fans.

The Quintessential Searcher The Quintessential Searcher:
The Wit & Wisdom of Barbara Quint
Edited by Marylaine Block

The Quintessential Searcher: The Wit & Wisdom of Barbara Quint is published by Information Today, Inc. For more information or to order, contact the publisher directly: 800-300-9868 (outside U.S. call 609-654-6266); fax: 609-654-4309; e-mail:, or simply click on the "Order Now" button (left). 

2001/20 pp/softbound 
ISBN: 1-57387-114-1

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