Sunday, September 09, 2018

Links & Reviews

- Johanna Drucker will be the Beinecke Library's inaugural Beinecke Distinguished Fellow in the Humanities. See the full announcement.

- From John Dugdale for the Guardian, "After American Animals," about library thefts which haven't yet made the big screen.

- A first printing of Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables has been stolen ... from the House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA.

- Kate Atkinson's "By the Book" column in the in NYTimes is excellent.

- From Heather Wolfe at The Collation, "About that frontispiece of Hannah Woolley ..."

- The National Library of New Zealand and the Alexander Turnbull Library have launched the Turnbull Library Record online, with digitized copies of the publication since 1940.

- Don't miss Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell's illustrated essay on why we need libraries.

- Readers may be interested in the call for papers for a conference to be held at Saint Louis University, "Celebrating Belle da Costa Greene: An Examination of Medievalists of Color within the Field."

Reviews

- Sjón's CoDex 1962; review by Parul Sehgal in the NYTimes.

- Sarah Weinman's The Real Lolita; review by Maureen Corrigan in the WaPo.

- Travis McDade's Torn From Their Bindings; review by Pradeep Sebastian in The Hindu.

Upcoming Auctions

- Fine Books & Manuscripts: 30th Anniversary Sale at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 12 September.

- Rare Books & Maps at Heritage Auctions on 13 September.

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