- Rebecca Romney highlights a few of the favorite books sold through Honey & Wax this year.
- The debut issue of a new open-access journal, Fragmentology, is out.
- Yale's Beinecke Library has acquired the archive of David Sedaris.
- Penn will return two ninth-century manuscripts from the Schoenberg Collection to the Badia di Cava, a Benedictine abbey near Salerno from which the two documents were stolen, apparently at some point in the 1990s.
- Jen & Brad Johnson's work with the Thomas Mann House to recreate Mann's library is featured on the ABAA blog.
- Erika Jenns is in the Bright Young Librarians spotlight this week over at FB&C.
- At The Junto, a Q&A with Nick Bunker about his new book Young Ben Franklin.
- The Eastern Orthodox Church is suing Princeton University over several manuscripts they argue were looted from a Bulgarian monastery in 1917.
- From the Salt Lake Tribune, "Stolen Mormon memorabilia spotlight Latter-day Saint devotion to church artifacts."
- Diarmaid MacCulloch's Thomas Cromwell; review by Rory Rapple in the WaPo.
- Margaret Willes' The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn and John Dixon Hunt's John Evelyn; review by Ruth Scurr in the TLS.
- Prints and Multiples at Bonhams London on 18 December.
- Important Judaica, including a Distinguished Private Collection at Sotheby's New York on 19 December.
- Mid-Winter Miscellany at PBA Galleries on 20 December.