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Oh, Dream Butler. I Believe You Can Get Me Through the Night

My husband didn’t believe me when I told him about it. Even when I showed him the menu he was aghast. While at the Midwinter ALA Conference I had the great good fortune to share a room with three other fine and fabulous ladies. The first night I found my pillow to be flat and uncomfortable. The second night, we noticed this little slip of paper sitting on our sidetable.

Needless to say, I took advantage of the offer and was mighty glad I did.  When I grow up, I want to become a Seaport Pillow Librarian.  Either that or a Dream Butler.  I haven’t made up my mind yet.

Matt, for the record, is convinced that this entire menu is code of some sort. 

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. So, which pillow did you choose?

  2. Brooke Shirts says:

    Please tell me if the Dream Butler brought up all the pillows on a little cart, as if they were desserts. That is one heckuva great job title.

    Also: buckwheat?!?

  3. Buckwheat was why my husband is inclined to think it’s all code. All I will say is this: it’s a darn loud pillow.

  4. Hey, don’t knock the buckwheat. I have a Bucky pillow that is u-shaped that is a neck brace for long flights. It also doubles as a coccyx cushion, apparently, although sitting on buckwheat is not soft and comfy.

    Okay, yeah, it is loud. But, you’re asleep. You’re not supposed to be listening.

  5. your neighborhood librarian says:

    Totally code. “Buckwheat” stands for “17-year-old Jason Stackhouse lookalike.” Mmm!