Sunday, November 30, 2008

FDR books on Obama's nightstand

What is President-elect Obama reading? From the Chicago Tribune. The image is from an upcoming cover of Time Magazine.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

WPA Posters

"Live Here at Low Rent; Lakeview Terrace" by Stanley Thomas CloughFrom the LA Times, a review of a new book on WPA posters. I have always enjoyed the vibrant and artistic talents of many WPA workers. This book I hope captures the essence of this great government program of the past. 

Friday, November 28, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lost & Found.... Gary Snyder

 My close friends Vince & Patty Wixon brought this story from the Reed Alumni Magazine to my attention. 

Reed has recovered a recording from 1956 of Gary Snyder. Thanks for the lead! 

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Europe's new Digital Library

France is leading the way to in a new European Digital Library. Checkout what the media is saying about Europeana

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

UNC gets $1.1M for library science scholarships

Library School gets money for scholarships. Manning Hall

Batgirl was a Librarian?

This was brought to my attention by my colleague Joanna Haney. Apparently a lost episode of Batman that never aired has Batgirl as a Librarian. Cool 

Monday, November 17, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

How many people can you fit in a library?

Fundraisers cram into Aldbounre librrary

Major library shuts on Saturdays

These are disturbing trends that effect Libraries around the world.  From the BBCThe National Library of Wales

Q & A with Anita Silvey

From Publishers Weekly

Friday, November 14, 2008

In an impoverished Tehran district, a hairdresser-turned-activist helps girls and women help themselves through books, health workshops and civic acti

From the LA Times.Nazanin Gohari

A mother's bedtime story, told from inside prison

 From today's Oregonian. Reading to your children from prison

Acclaimed Colombian Institution Has 4,800 Books and 10 Legs

One of my favorite book stories of the year. From the NY Times.A Whimsical Riff on the Bookmobile

A Champion of Literacy!

Yohannes Gebregeorgis speaks tochildren Wednesday at Arrowwood Elementary School in Highlands Ranch.  If you go * What: Yohannes Gebregeorgis speaks about Ethiopia Reads. * When:  4:30 p.m. today * Where: Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Blvd.

An Interesting Article about a literary champion from Ethiopia from the Rocky Mountain News.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rare Shakespeare Texts Donated to Globe Theatre

First folio of the 1623 edition Shakespeare's Complete Works
A wonderful acquisition for the Globe Theater. 

Rare Volumes Left In Charity Bin

From the BBC:  It would be nice to find a set of books like these in our donation box.

rare books. Pic by CSNA

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Marianne Boruch: GRACE, FALLEN FROM

From the Blog: From One Poet's Notes comes this review of Marianne Borouch's latest poetic offering. For those of you who may not be familiar with her writing, she is a poet originally from Chicago, who teaches in the MFA program at Purdue University. She is a wonderful poet and person. 

Monday, November 10, 2008

Oregon Book Awards 2008

The Oregon Book Awards were held last night in Portland.  Unfortunately one of the Northwest's great poets Judith Barrington did not win... again.  In my opinion she has been passed over to many times. Her writing deserves to be recognized, and rewarded.  Congratulations to all of the finalists and the winners. You are just another reason why Oregon is such a great State!

A Conversation About Literature

Flair Symposium

The Flair Symposium at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas is happening later this week. I was planning on going myself, but had to cancel. It looks like a great opportunity for the literary world to interact with the library world. Wish I was going.Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium at Harry Ransom Center

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Still haven't found the library? That might not matter soon - News

Still haven't found the library? That might not matter soon - News

Special Collections and the Undergraduate Experience

I am very pleased to see this article about Library Special Collections and Undergraduate Curriculum!

The future of the physical book. From Sunday's LA Times

An interesting article from the LA Times from Sunday that looks into the nature of books in printed and electronic forms, and how they can co exist. Here is a link to the article
Change or die

Welcome to A Society of Books

Hi All: 

Welcome to my new blog  A Society of Books. I hope we can present from all corners of the world a glimpse into the literary happenings of society. So, here we go....