1951 – The novel Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger published
audio • from NPR commentator Francesca Segre confesses to rearranging the shelves at bookstores to make her book easier to find.
worth reading • a story from New Delhi, 34 year old house maid Baby Halder, is now a star author.
clever solution • Newberry Library and Midwestern Universities having been splitting the ever increaing costs of rare book acquisitions. The Newberry, an independent research library, when a desirable rare book comes up for sale, the library puts up two-thirds of the money and one of the schools one-third. The Newberry keeps the book eight months a year; the school can have it for four.
something new • a small review of Cowboy Logic the new book by Kinky Friedman, author, musician and gubernatorial candidate.
audio • NPR gives a us a piece about Sotheby’s First Folio auction.
talking head • NPR’s Terry Gross interviews Edmund Write about his new book Lives