trash day • a signed 17-volume first edition of Hugo’s Les Miserables as purported to be found in a Lousianna trash can. there’s a flat signed joke in here somewhere i’m sure.
retread • the AP has a happy little interview with Kaye Gibbons who is revisting her earlier creation. apparently you CAN go home again.
nipped in the butt • the Arizona Senate killed a bill that would have allowed college students to opt out of reading books they considered offensive. I found algebra offensive as all hell…but did anyone give me a break?
zoot suit • Dan Brown is using the UK media circus as a bull pullpit to flog his next book.
word war • Jane Goodall and the great state of Nebraska are squaring off in a death match. The spry 72 yr old primatologist may have finally met her match in the cornhuskers.
power shopping • Jan 28th PA book auction of box lots nets $45K
pilgrimage • Australian journo Bruce McCabe gives us 700 words on his trip to Gutenberg’s Mainz and what he saw there. will someone pay for me to visit someplace cool and write a book report on it? please?
• Florida Atlanta University, Lynn University and four middle and elementary schools in south Florida have donated 5,000 books to the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast library.
• Pittsburg area school district sends books to Katrina zone
in from Win Schaeffer
a site that markets among other things Nancy Drew Stationary, Address book, Note cards etc…and a Nancy Drew Guide to Life. who knew this stuff was still being made nevermind used.