- The Ford Foundation, The J. Paul Getty Trust, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation formed a consortium to acquire the photo archive of the Johnson Publishing Company, including the Ebony and Jet archives. The collection will be donated to "Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Getty Research Institute, and other leading cultural institutions for the public benefit to ensure the broadest access for the general public and use by scholars, researchers, journalists, and other interested parties."
- New from Oak Knoll Press, Kevin Johnson's The Celluloid Paper Trail: Identification and Interpretation of Twentieth Century Film Scripts. There's a Q&A with Johnson on the Oak Knoll Biblio-Blog.
- Quaritch has published a collection of eighty obituaries written by Nicolas Barker, At First, All Went Well ... & Other Brief Lives.
- Over on the Smithsonian blog Unbound, Allie Alvis on "A Heavy Hoax: The 'Lying Stones' of Johann Beringer."
- Nick Wilding did a Reddit AMA this week to follow up the premiere of the PBS documentary "Galileo's Moon."
- The Folio Society is going to publish the Song of Ice and Fire series, starting with a two-volume illustrated edition of A Game of Thrones.
- Dot Porter has posted her recent talk "The Sacred Texts: Manuscripts in Star Wars and Star Wars Fanfiction."
- A manuscript fragment of Der Rosendorn found in the library of Melk Abbey has been dated to around 1300, moving the original composition of the poem back about two centuries.
- Tony Faber's Faber & Faber: The Untold Story; review by Jonathan Galassi in the New Yorker.
- Comics and Comic Art at Heritage Auctions on 1–3 August.