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Anonymous Library Sculptures, and Other News

June 21, 2013 | by

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  • 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.”
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    The Digital Public Library, and Other News

    April 9, 2013 | by

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    Albums-as-Books, and Other News

    March 19, 2013 | by

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    How to be a Bureaucrat, and Other News

    January 11, 2013 | by

  • How to query an agent: a guide.
  • If you’d rather be a Chinese bureaucrat, well, here’s a guide to that.
  • “However disgraceful or unprincipled you may think the scribblers of today, rest assured that their eighteenth-century equivalents were at least as bad and probably worse. Furthermore, the laments and recourses of struggling writers have changed very little in the past three centuries.”
  • Revise, revise, revise.
  • An enormous book donation helps Sandy-ravaged schools get back on their feet.

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    A Printer Called Lethem, and Other News

    January 9, 2013 | by

  • Portlanders, start your smug engines: you live in the top city in America for readers.
  • James Joyce in Trieste.
  • Turkey has quietly lifted a ban on some 23,000 books.
  • The Lethem printer resides in the college’s library, Crossett, where it is used by students to print papers and assignments. Prior to Lethem, the college printers were called Rumi and Thoreau for no discernable reason, as neither went there.”
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    1984, and Other News

    January 8, 2013 | by

  • Check out the new 1984 cover. What do you think?
  • The Thomas Pynchon rumors: a breakdown.
  • How should Shakespeare really sound?
  • New Yorkers are spending more time in libraries … but not to read.
  • Love it or leave it, this is our world: Neruda Cats.
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