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A Table of Remarkable Æras and Events

July 25, 2013 | by


From the terrific Britannica Blog, a noteworthy page from the first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, 1768.



Happy Birthday, Gatsby; Good-bye, Britannica

April 11, 2012 | by

  • The eighth installment of Kramers Ergot moves toward (cerebral) genre.
  • Rule Britannia: An appreciation of the legendary eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
  • This Rizzoli boutique is far more lovely than one would expect a department-store bookstore to be.
  • What are the most frequently shoplifted books? Crowdsourcing the answer!
  • Guess who “enjoys working with Amazon”? Robert Gottlieb, that's who.
  • On the “Dark Lady of American Letters”: Margaret Fuller was a divisive figure due to “the effect of her manners, which expressed an overweening sense of power, and slight esteem of others … The men thought she carried too many guns, and the women did not like one who despised them.”
  • Bookish weddings.
  • Happy belated birthday, Great Gatsby.

    The Hobbit Pub Sued, Build Your Own Murakami, and Other News

    March 14, 2012 | by


    A cultural news roundup.