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April 17, 2007

Tuesday Links: More LBC, Bookride, Vonnegut 0

My nominee for this round has been posted at the LBC blog. Though it didn’t grab my cohorts enough to be named our “Read This” pick, I do highly recommend it. I recently happened upon bookride, a blog by a rare book dealer that each day posts about a valuable book, explaining why the book […]

March 29, 2007

Thursday Links 0

Alas, the Tournament of Books is over for my bracket as it was revealed that the “Zombie Round” brought Against the Day and Absurdistan back into the competition. With my finalists now officially out of the competition my bracket is dead, and it looks like I’ll finish in the middle of the pack. Meanwhile, fresh […]

March 22, 2007

Thursday Links 0

An illustration of why Cliffs Notes are never a substitute for the real thing. The Britannica Blog looks at “fun facts” about the 1,000 most popularly held books in libraries around the world, including this item: “Which author has the most works on the OCLC Top 1000 list? William Shakespeare (with 37 works). He is […]

March 5, 2007

Monday Links 0

A new issue of The Quarterly Conversation has arrived, featuring an essay on Wizard of the Crow by QC creator Scott and a review of William T. Vollmann’s Poor People from Dave Munger. Lots of other good reviews in there too. Also via Scott, Political Theory Daily Review, a dense and daily collection of links […]

February 14, 2007

Wednesday Links 0

From icy Philadelphia, some links to start the day: The latest round at the LBC is over, but we’ve posted our nominees for the next round. Read the books now so you can discuss them with us in a month or so. I was a nominator this round and my pick is The Cottagers by […]

February 5, 2007

Monday Links 0

We’ve got some great stuff in the pipeline at The Millions, starting with a lierary magazine roundtable (part one of which will be up shortly), but before we get to that a couple of quick links: This week at the LBC we’re discussing our winter 2007 Read This! selection, Wizard of the Crow by Ngugl […]

January 25, 2007

Thursday Links 0

Mr. Sarvas aka TEV takes another turn in the limelight, this time in the Jewish Journal. Of course this story comes from a local TV news site: Pornographic comic books sold on Wal-Mart, Target web sites. Film at 11! Five things about children’s book awards from a Michigan point of view. “Digital textbooks can save […]

January 16, 2007

Tuesday Links 0

The LBC has named its next pick. It’s a fantastic, epic, funny book. Visit the blog for all the details. Forbes rounds up the most expensive books sold at auction in 2006. The top ten include five atlases, but according to the slide show that accompanies the story, a Shakespeare First Folio brought in the […]

December 14, 2006

Thursday Links 1

A really great, thoughtful post about independent book stores in New York from The Written Nerd. A must read if you are a bookseller or if you care about the state of independent bookstores. Read the whole thing and then see my comment on the post for my thoughts. As an antidote to all the […]

December 12, 2006

Wednesday Links 1

Some very cool Hunter S. Thompson photography showing now at an LA gallery. The show coincides with a pricey new “collector’s edition” book that “presents a rare look into the life of Thompson.” (via) Another most literate cities list has arrived. In 2006, Seattle wins, with Minneapolis second. My hometown Washington, DC, is tied for […]