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Selling Psalms, and Other News

December 4, 2012 | by

  • Boston’s Old South Church is considering selling the Bay Psalm Book, thought to be the oldest book published in North America. The money would be used to finance repairs to the 1874 building.
  • On touching Sylvia Plath’s hair, the Plath Symposium, and literary hagiography.
  • Dispatches from the first Twitter Fiction Festival.
  • Managing the challenges of preserving the Vatican’s treasures.
  • The emotional life of books.
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    The Vatican is Not a Fan of J.K. Rowling’s Adult Oeuvre, and Other News

    November 6, 2012 | by

  • The Vatican pans J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy. Or at any rate, the Holy See’s official paper does.
  • “I read Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet, every day.” Mary Oliver on her inspirations.
  • Enid Blyton’s “Famous Five” series is being revived for television.
  • Help bookstores post-Sandy.
  • And the most-read book in the world is ... not a shocker.
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    Sacred Texts, Caravaggio, and Some Pigs

    July 12, 2012 | by

  • Yes, the Vatican is publishing e-books.
  • So is Judy Blume.
  • Amazon pulls a book allegedly containing a hundred previously undiscovered Caravaggios after scholars question its legitimacy.
  • Meanwhile, the Codex Calixtinus, a twelfth-century manuscript that disappeared last year, has been recovered.
  • Happy birthday, E. B. White. Here are some piglets.