Manuscripts Lost and Found, and Other News


On the Shelf


  • A lost Pearl S. Buck manuscript, found in a Texas storage unit, will be published this fall.
  • In other literary surprise news: on public display for the first time is a previously unknown Tolkien poem, “The Fall of Arthur,” part of a magical literature exhibition at the Bodleian Library.
  • It’s sad enough when a bookstore closes, but what to do about the inventory? Seattle-area Once Sold Tales scrambles to place 500,000 books by month’s end.
  • Eoin Colfer lists his top fictional villains. Discuss.
  • Keith Richards claims to owe fifty years’ worth of library fines, which the Huffington Post estimates at over $30,000.