- New from Oxford University, the Living Libraries Podcast, "all about Oxford's libraries and the librarians who look after them."
- Powell's Books in Chicago has a great deal on John Bidwell's American Paper Mills, 1690–1832 at the moment: $23 (originally published at $150).
- Over at Medieval Manuscripts Provenance, "Otto Ege's 'Chain of Psalms' Manuscript," and an update.
- Alicia Murphy posts on the AAS blog about Adeline Shepard Badger as part of their "Uncovering the Hidden Women of the AAS Catalog" series.
- The BL has acquired the Granta archive.
- The University of Liverpool is looking for two postdocs to work on the Libraries, Reading Communities and Cultural Formation in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic project (which sounds fascinating!).
- Elizabeth DeBold has a great Collation post, "'What's in a Name?' or, Going Sideways" on the vertical half-titles (or whatever they're called!) seen sometimes in seventeenth-century English books.
- From the BL medieval manuscripts blog, "Jerome and the lion."
- Michael Rosenwald has a story in the WaPo about William Safire's library, some of which is currently for sale via Washington's Capitol Hill Books.
- Another month, another proposed "solution" to the Voynich Manuscript.
- Ben Williams' The Lost Leonardo; review by John Williams in the NYTimes.
- One Giant Leap: Celebrating Space Exploration 50 Years after Apollo 11 at Christie's New York on 18 July.
- F.A. Hayek: The Remaining Archives (online) at Forum Auctions on 18 July.
- A Mystic Collection: Early Books at Skinner, Inc. on 20 July.
- The Estate of Philip Roth + Select Additions at Litchfield County Auctions on 20 July (several of Roth's typewriters, if that's your thing)