Not just a motto for the bibliophile. R.O.D. (read or die) is an awesome anime series featuring secret agent, super hero librarians.
Thanks to Netflix:
In this animated sci-fi thriller, Yomiko Readman is a library special operations agent who must foil an evil genius's world destruction plot. Paper is the weapon of choice for a brilliant madman who's discovered a secret Beethoven manuscript that, when played, causes suicidal behavior. To help him locate the deadly composition, the maniac has cloned some of history's most interesting characters. Now, it's up to our bookish heroine to stop him.
I don't know about you but I find this far more exciting than when TATU was introduced to the world as Russian lesbian songstresses that dress as school girls.