Apologies for the lateness of these this week!
- Chris at Book Hunter's Holiday recaps Terry Belanger's 5 October talk on deaccessioning.
- Over at AL Inside Scoop, Bev Goldberg looks at the current state of library budgets. And Scott Douglas uses his new "Dispatches from a Public Librarian" column to plead for additional library funding.
- An interview with Hilary Mantel over at The Book Bench. The last couple exchanges made me laugh. Another interview from the Boston Globe.
- Nick Basbanes has some new history titles to tickle your fancy.
- Over at ephemera, they're looking at a rare and controversial 1819 Declaration of Independence broadside that's currently for sale on eBay.
- Rick Ring posts on some early English cryptography books in the PPL's collections.
- In the TLS Alex Burghart writes on the recent find of a massive Anglo-Saxon treasure hoard in Staffordshire.
- Hillary Mantel's Wolf Hall is reviewed by Joan Acocella in the New Yorker. Marjorie Kehe reviews it in the CSM
- Mark Garvey's Stylized: A Slightly Obsessed History of Strunk & White's 'Elements of Style' is reviewed by Jennifer Balderama in the NYTimes.
- Audrey Niffenegger's Her Fearful Symmetry is reviewed by Catherine Taylor in the Telegraph.
- Jonathan Bate reviews David Noke's Samuel Johnson: A Life in the Telegraph.