The Smithsonian reports on Books Lost to Time.
“Amid the bacchanal of disruption, let us pause to honor the disrupted. The streets of American cities are haunted by the ghosts of bookstores and record stores, which have been destroyed by the greatest thugs in the history of the culture industry.” – from The New York Times Sunday Book Review.
Slate writes on the gatekeepers of publishing.
“I had of course known abstractly about the bedrock publishing necessity to sell physical objects—move units—and make money. But early on, this necessity nevertheless came as a shock to me.”
Hay-on-Wye a town of books as reported in whenonearth.net
Two bloggers updating old cookbooks.
Electric Lit posts on What if people spoke to everybody like they do to writers.
The LA Times reports on bookbinding.
Hawaii wants to build the Obama Presidential Library on a beach next to a volcano, reports the Washington Post.
Springdale voters earmark a tax increase for the library, the town takes it back in rent.