Selling Psalms, and Other News


On the Shelf

  • 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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