Sunday, March 18, 2007

Links &c.

- I can't resist passing along the link to "Dylan Hears a Who!" My favorite is "Green Eggs and Ham," but I confess I didn't make it quite all the way through the list. eNotes comments "It's exactly what you think it would be." Yup.

- Over at Bookplate Junkie, Lou's got a selection of his Egyptian-themed bookplates, and provides a reminder that the American Bookplate Society will be meeting in Boston next weekend. He also has a cautionary note (in two posts: here and here) to anyone in the market for George Washington bookplates ...

- Joyce at Bibliophile Bullpen has a "birth announcement" for a new bookstore blog: Book Trout, from Dan and Rachel Jagareski of Schuylerville, NY's Old Saratoga Books. I've added a link to the sidebar.

- Paul Collins points us to an article he's written for the newest issue of The Stranger: a salute to Leo Guild, "king of all hack writers and presumed author of the worst pulp novel ever."

- Hugh Hollowell has a brief "numberline primer" for book collectors. Useful.

- Ian's been busy at Lux Mentis, Lux Orbis this week, with posts on some new wonderful library images, some backchannel bookworld rumors about changes in the works at Heritage Bookshop, some delightfully bookish events in Portland, and the deathiversary of H.P. Lovecraft.

- Reading Copy comments on the announcement that Scholastic is planning a multimillion dollar ad campaign for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows. "[W]hy? Is there someone out there who hasn’t heard of Harry Potter? Could people who have read the previous six books be any more excited about the prospect of another JK Rowling book?" A coworker and I were chatting about this the other day; we concluded wouldn't it make much more sense for Scholastic to promote something after Harry Potter?