This Friday, May 25th, is Towel Day. Towel Day is an international holiday celebrating the life and work of Douglas Adams. Fans across the universe can show their appreciation by proudly carrying their trusty towels throughout the day.
Douglas Adams is most famous for his science fiction comedy series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in which Arthur Dent escapes earth just as the planet is demolished. He explores the galaxy with alien travel writer Ford Prefect and has a variety of misadventures throughout the universe.
He also co-authored Last Chance to See, a book about endangered species based on a 1989 BBC radio documentary of the same title. He wrote the book with Mark Carwardine, a zoologist.
Come check out our display on the 3rd floor of the library and view our research guide for more information on Towel Day.