The books of the week:
- Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin (Penguin, 2011). Publisher.
- In the Words of Women: The Revolutionary War and the Birth of the Nation, 1765-1799; edited by Louise V. North, Janet M. Wedge, and Landa M. Freeman (Lexington Books, 2011). Editor.
- Marks in Books, Illustrated and Explained by Roger E. Stoddard (Houghton Library, 1985). Brattle Bookshop [with many thanks to the eagle-eyed Bill Johnston]
- Arcadia by Lauren Groff (Voice, 2012). Publisher.
- The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson (Liveright, 2012). Publisher.