Erica C. Barnett got the scoop on a BONKERS story. It begins:

On Saturday, April 14, staffers at the downtown Seattle library discovered two alarming objects on its third-floor shelves: Two books, including South of Broad, a family drama by Pat Conroy, that had been hollowed out and filled with what appeared to library staffers to be two primitive homemade bombs, according to an internal library email about the incident.

The story is too good to ruin, so you have to go read the rest. It raises some important questions about training exercises, consent, and emergency preparedness.