Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jefferson's Library on NPR

Apropos of my impending trip (I'll be flying down to Charlottesville tomorrow morning for some discussions with the Monticello library staff, which I hope to be able to report on when I return), NPR's "All Things Considered" did a short segment tonight on the Library of Congress' effort to reconstitute Jefferson's library.

[Note: my plane/airport reading includes Marilyn Johnson's The Dead Beat, Christopher Priest's The Prestige, and A.S. Byatt's The Biographer's Tale. I'm taking the Eee! too, so if the wireless gods are good I may be able to get out a post or two as the trip proceeds].

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Probably too late, but I wanted to recommend two places to find good grub in Charlottesville:

Bel Air Market (in a gas station, but their sandwiches rock) - http://www.yelp.com/biz/bel-air-market-charlottesville

Sticks Kabob (a local, non-chain place that makes yummy kabobs) - http://www.stickskebobshop.com/

Bodos Bagels (a local bagel shop) - http://www.bodosbagels.com/

Note: I haven't lived in Charlottesville in five years, but these places were all good when I lived there.

Oh, and really the only good bookstores are on the Downtown Mall.

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JBD said...

Thanks! I missed all three of those, but I'll remember them for next time. The kebab place sounds amazing!