Sunday, March 25, 2007

Links &c.

- Lew Jaffe at Bookplate Junkie has a writeup on the Boston bookplate meeting and some other interesting bookplate-related news. I'd intended to get to the meeting yesterday morning but unfortunately schoolwork had me tied down.

- Over at The Book Depository, there's a good post about how publishers can influence blogs and join the conversation about their books. I agree; it would be interesting to get the "backstory" on some of the new titles. I think publishers have a great deal to offer the biblioblogosphere (rather than just advertising), and I suspect we'll see more and more involvement as we move forward.

- BibliOdyssey has some wonderful illustrations from the 1621 work Nova Typis Transacta Navigatio. Novi Orbis Indiae Occidentalis, which "weaves fact and fantasy as it narrates the adventures of a group of Benedictine missionaries led by Father Bernardo Buil, who accompanied Christopher Columbus on his 2nd voyage to the New World."

- Joyce points out the profile of rare book/archival collection dealer Glenn Horowitz in today's NYTimes. Also see comments from Scott Brown and Michael Lieberman. Also from Joyce, a link to Justice Stephen Breyer's appearance on NPR's "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" quiz show, which is indeed hilarious. Not particularly book-related as such, but Joyce makes the connection expertly.

- I really like that Bytown Bookshop posts some of their most intriguing book finds: this time they've got a publisher-recycled dust jacket.

- It hasn't taken long for BiblioHistoria to take off; some great posts there this week as well.