I took Sunday off, mostly cause I was busy – either doing a boat load of idiot paper work or driving around trapping kittens for the rescue shelter. images What’s book work without cats underfoot?

1886 – The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.

birthday girls
• 1908 –
M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)
• 1860 – , American writer and women’s rights advocate (d 8/17/1935)

birthday boy • 1937 – Tom Stoppard, Czech-born playwright.

talking head • NPR has a conversation with Art Buchwald, the “columnist who would not die.”

something new • NPR’s David Lipsky reviews David Foster Wallace’s new book of essays Consider the Lobster.

essay • from Oakknoll’s site we get the text of Bob Fleck’s speech to Texas A & M “Then Now, Maybe Tomorrow: Booksellering as I see it.”

laurels •
The Spanish holiday island of Mallorca has honoured the novelist, poet and scholar Robert Graves, its most illustrious British expatriate resident.

sites worth seeing • Fine Books and Collections Magazine has revamped their website and added a lot more online only content.

obit of note • Roderick MacLeish at 80, author, journalist

event • Red Emma’s bookshop in Mount Vernon, MD is ready for this weekend’s Mid-Atlantic Radical Bookfair.

in from Jill Linden

banktoaster • Folded Space is offering Twenty mp3s of Great Songs from 1901-1920 for free.

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