- 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.