Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Baby born in Library.

Baby born at the Denver Public Library
From the Denver Post. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

We Lose another Lion of Literature

Poet, and Writer John Updike has passed away.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Woman arrested for overdue library book.
 Independence, Iowa -- A woman charged with theft after failing to return a book to an Iowa library said she believes her arrest was

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

When the News was New

 A New Exhibit at the Folger Library. From the NYTimes

Friday, January 23, 2009

Schwartz's of Milwaukee to Close

We really need to support our local independent Bookstores. This is happening all to frequently. 

This from the Milwaukee Journal.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Copy of the Magna Carta in Simi Valley, Ca

A copy of the Magna Carta is now part of an exhibition that is on display at the  Ronald Reagan  Presidential Library  in Simi Valley, Ca. This document created in the 13th Century, is the basis for our laws and rights today. If you live in the area it is definitely worth going to see. This article is from the Ventura County Star. 

 Chris Woods, a conservator with the Lincoln Cathedral Archives in London, places the Magna Carta into a temperature-and humidity-controlled steel case at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

On President Obama's reading room

On Inauguration day, and since this is a blog about books, this from ABE Books and brought to my attention by my colleague and friend Paul Merchant. Barack Obama with a Book

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Best Books on MLK

As we celebrate the life of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Here is an article on the best books written about this great American Hero. From the Examiner

Sunday, January 18, 2009

President - Elect Barack Obama + Spiderman

A Marvel Comic  Special edition will feature our new incoming President Barack Obama. looking quite heroic!  

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Ny Times Article on the Library of Congress

From Jefferson's mind, his  personal Library, to what we now as the Library of Congress. It is the center piece and keeper of the collective America's literary endeavors. 

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Geek Library

This wonderful article was forwarded to me by my colleague Jeremy Skinner. It is from Slate

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

20 Beautiful Libraries in the World.

This is from my colleague here at Lewis & Clark, Joanna Haney. It is from the blog, oddee

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Reading Over 460 books in One Year? Can it be Done?

Well, one person says yes! This from the LA TimesPages_0109

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A very interesting story on bookstore apathy.

This again from the Guardian. Stuart Evers writes on people not supporting local bookstores, and the closing of a popular independent  bookstore in central London. 

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Sad Day for Bookstores

Stacey's Bookstore in San Francisco is closing it's doors. This landmark chain had fallen on hard times and thus forced to close the doors of it's last store. A real shame... 
The article is from the San Francisco ExaminerBooks at Stacey's are spread out over multiple floors, an... (Brant Ward / The Chronicle)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Cuba Opens Up Hemingway's Archives to Scholars

Ernest Hemingway's Archives in Havana are finally open for research... Hooray!   A worker at the Finca Vijia museum near Havana looks over the former home of late American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961).  ernest hem cuba.jpg

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Turkish Poet Nazim Hikmit regains his Citizenship!

One of Turkey's best known poet's is regaining his Citizenship after 50 years of being labeled a traitor. This story is from the GuardianNazim Hikmet

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Preserving the History of all People

Having spent some time years ago in North Carolina, and seeing the wonderful resources available in the State, I am happy to see that the State has chosen to preserve some of it's wonderful African American History Online. If you get an opportunity please checkout this wonderful site

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Rare Book Library on the Move?

A Library with over 1000 rare books in Jeffersonville, Indiana may be forced to move. This story is from the Chicago Tribune

Monday, January 5, 2009

Books and Rifles in Baghdad

The University of Maryland has opened up a campus in Baghdad for Higher Learning. From the Washington PostLisa Brooks teaches a course on sleep and dreams. At right is one of her students, Sgt. Andres Apolinar of Fayetteville, N.C. UMUC has offered courses on U.S. bases in Europe and Asia for more than 50 years.