The National Library of China (NLC) chose 09-09-09 to celebrate its 100th anniversary. I wonder why. I'm a big fan of libraries celebrating their significant anniversaries and the NLC is doing it in grand scale. It reminds me of the Library of Congress celebration of its bicentennial in 2000. China is issuing two postage stamps to commemorate its anniversary. For a bibliophilatelist this is, of course, a real treat.