Sunday, May 01, 2011

Links & Reviews

- Ian Kahn headed to Paris this weekend for the Antiquarian Book Fair there, and is filing dispatches about books, touring, and some mouth-watering food!

- Adrian Johns' talk "The Promise and Peril of Universal Libraries", delivered at the 2011 California International Book Fair, is now available online via the ABAA website.

- The May AEMonthly is up, featuring pieces on a few upcoming auctions, &c.

- A composer/law student has created the Internet Music Score Library Project, which includes more than 100,000 scores to date.

- Philip White has a short piece, "A Bibliovore's Dilemma," on The Historical Society blog.

- Arthur Phillips talks about The Tragedy of Arthur on this week's NYTimes Book Review podcast.

- A column in the Missourian makes the point that microfilm is still a better preservation method than digitization ...

- Alejandro Lopez de Haro writes for the Columbia News Service about how rare books and the rare book market will likely remain vibrant, even in the age of the e-book.

- The NYTimes Diner's Journal blog covered the NYPL's menu-crowdsourcing effort this week.

- An interesting blog, NYPL Librarians, offers short biographical sketches of New York Public Library branch librarians, 1901-1950.

- The Guardian posts a gallery of bookplates from the BL's collection.

Reviews

- Arthur Phillips' The Tragedy of Arthur; reviews by Carlo Wolff in the Boston Globe and Stephen Greenblatt in the NYTimes.

- Gary Gallagher's The Union War; review by Eric Foner in the NYTimes.

- Geraldine Brooks' Caleb's Crossing; review by Sam Sacks in the WSJ.

- William Deresiewicz' A Jane Austen Education; review by William Pritchard in the Boston Globe.

- Maya Jasanoff's Liberty's Exiles; review by Thomas Bender in the NYTimes.

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