- The 10th biennial conference of the Society of Early Americanists is coming up this week in Tulsa. I've organized a panel there on the future of American library history, where I hope to prompt a good conversation about current tools for working with historical library records and what tools we need in order to make even better use of these.
- After that, it's off to New York for Rare Book Week: three book fairs and lots of other goings-on.
- Harvard Magazine features a highlight article in celebration of Houghton Library's 75th anniversary.
- Coming soon, the Stationers' Register Online.
- Dawn Albinger of Archives Fine Books in Australia has a post up on the ILAB site about her work recently to restore a stolen book to its rightful home.
- A serialized Walt Whitman novel from 1852 has been identified and published. More coverage on NPR.
- From Erin Blake at The Collation, "Manuscripts in libraries: catalog versus finding aid."
- In the "Bright Young Booksellers" series, Nate Pedersen talks to Derek and Anna Walker of Edinburgh's McNaughtan's Bookshop.
- John Stubbs' Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel; reviews by James McNamara in the NYTimes and Jeffrey Meyers in the LATimes.
- Anders Rydell's The Book Thieves; review by Michael S. Roth in the WaPo.
- Sean Wilentz's The Politicians & the Egalitarian; review by Christopher Childers at Reviews in History.
- Fine Books and Manuscripts at Bonhams London, 1 March.
- Rare Books at Heritage New York, 8 March.
- Fine Books and Manuscripts at Bonhams New York, 9 March.
- Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books at Swann Galleries, 9 March.