Monday, January 02, 2012

Links & Reviews

- Perhaps my favorite piece of the week, John Crace's great takedown of year-end booklists.

- The January AE Monthly includes the Top 500 Book Auction Prices for 2011, a prediction for 2012's top price, and more.

- Woody Guthrie's archives have been purchased by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, which plans to open a Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa by the end of 2012.

- Over at Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie, Lew Jaffe examines a silver bookplate.

- Rebecca Rego Barry has posted her very tempting winter reading list on the Fine Books Blog.

- While I take great issue with the phrase "cult of the physical book," Trevor Butterworth's Forbes article is still worth a read.

- The traveling panel show about John Adams' library, now in Long Island, gets a writeup in the NYTimes.

- In New Scientist, Paul Collins writes on the delightful trend of Victorian poet-scientists.


- John M. Barry's Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul; review by Joyce Chaplin in the NYTimes.

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