naughty • Handwritten manuscripts by the well-known Japanese author Haruki Murakami have been sold in large quantities at second-hand bookstores without his permission. BTW the Random House official site for Haruki Murakami kicks ass.
goodies • CA Library inherits 1,000 Science Fiction Book Club volumes from deceased Escondido resident.
mitzvah • an American based humanitarian organization has donated over 31K books to Tigray Ethiopa to be distributed to technical and vocational training institutes and colleges in the state.
worth winning • Here’s a feel good piece about a DC young reader’s program that seems to work: Everybody Wins! DC, a nonprofit organization that began in 1995 to promote children’s literacy.