1973 – Robert Anton Wilson, the occultist/philosopher, either achieved contact with extraterrestrials from Sirius or started a long-term period of having wild hallucinations, depending on which way you want to look at it.
birthday boy • 1888 – Raymond Chandler, American-born author (d. 1959)
caveat ebayer • . Nice of eBay to let em post it up – would be nicer if they just canceled the auctions for fraudulent items, but that’s too easy eh?
site worth seeing • wirednews blog has posted some lovely covers of old comic books.
blogs of note • Paul Collins’ blog, Weekend Stubble has an ode to bookseller catalogs esp Maggs Bros.
in from Brian Cassidy, Bookseller
worth checking out • the trailer for Lasse Hallström’s upcoming film the Hoax is up on the net. Richard Gere plays Clifford Irving stiring up a fantastic media frenzy in the 70s selling his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a publishing house.
reminder • back to school sales mean stocking up on erasers and cheap brushes for gluing.
in from Helen Crow @ Pogo’s Place