- In Science, "Goats, bookworms, a monk's kiss: Biologists reveal the hidden history of ancient gospels."
- Alison Flood and Sian Cain report on "the strange world of book thefts" for the Guardian.
- Julie Miller posts for the LOC blog about a recent acquisition: the 1783 petition from loyalist Isaac Low to the Loyalist Claims Commission.
- Over at JHIBlog, Spencer Weinreich on the "forgotten partnership" between Houdini and Lovecraft.
- "A Possible Keats" from Fleur Jaeggy in the TLS.
- Phyllis Richardson writes for the Guardian on the "real buildings behind fictional houses."
- Liz Adams notes a neat provenance example from the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection at Duke.
- Some finds from the backlog are highlighted over at Echoes from the Vault.
- Historian Thomas Fleming died this week at the age of 90. NYTimes obituary.
- Over at Motherboard, "Why is the Internet Archive Painstakingly Preserving One Man's Junk Mail?"
- Lynne Thomas has been appointed head of the University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
- David Waldstreicher's new Library of America edition of the diaries of John Quincy Adams; review by Richard Brookhiser in the WSJ.
- Peter Parker's Housman Country; review by Alan Riding in the NYTimes.
- David Williams' When the English Fall; review by Swapna Krishna in the LATimes.
Looks like a quiet auction week.