This Overdue Library Book Wins, and Other News


On the Shelf

Library, Kentucky School for the Deaf

Library, Kentucky School for the Deaf.

  • Herewith: the Man Booker Prize long list.
  • “I just happen to love ampersands,” says David Gilbert of his decision to title his new novel & Sons.
  • Arrested Development’s Jeffrey Tambor, as it happens, is part owner of LA’s estimable Skylight Books.
  • Continuing with this week’s theme of overdue library books … a volume that was checked out in 1823. “I think if we add it up at our current rate of ten cents a day, it would be $6,000,” says librarian Stan Campbell.