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Anonymous Library Sculptures, and Other News

June 21, 2013 | by


  • Anonymous, bookish sculptures have been popping up at Scottish libraries.
  • “It’s nice to go out with a bang”: Alice Munro may (or may not) retire.
  • This will, predicts The New Republic, result in the sort of tedious furor that accompanies any such statement.
  • Some pediatricians are prescribing books to small children: great! (Lollipops are, presumably, a thing of the past.)
  • Tom Wolfe’s next bookThe Kingdom of Speech, is a “nonfiction account of the animal/human speech divide.”



    1. tom may | June 21, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Sadie: Thank you so much for including this notice of Alice’s Munro’s retirement. I wouldn’t want to have missed it entirely, or even tardily.

    2. Shelley | June 21, 2013 at 11:14 am

      At first I cringed:the cut-up words.

      Then I saw the birds.

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