immovable feast • The Ernest Hemingway Festival in Ketchum, ID runs September 28-October 1. The Sun Vallye organizers have announced a $1,000 a plate dinner IN Hemingway’s old home to help raise money for its repair.

1735 – New York Weekly Journal writer John Peter Zenger is acquitted of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York, on the basis that what he published was true.

1821 –
Atkinson & Alexander publish the Saturday Evening Post for the first time as a weekly newspaper.

birthday boys •
1792 – Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (d. 1822)
1859 – Knut Hamsun, Norwegian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1952)

event • 12 – 28 August the Edinburgh International Book Festivalfeature from Scotsman.com

worth reading • book publishers are using a lot more internet advertising and videos to sell new titles.

light reading • Britain’s oldest public record, the 920-year-old census known as the Domesday Book, was put on the Internet on Thursday, allowing readers to browse the nation’s greatest archival treasure from the comfort of home.

super shopping • Publisher Random House Inc. acquired evangelical Christian book publishing house Multnomah Publishers,

something new • NYT reviews James Tiptree Jr. the Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon By Julie Phillips via Aimee@ Volume One books

no comment • from the NYT apparently chick-lit set in Paris sells regardless of it’s literary quality. who am i kidding, no comment? basically i find all this stuff un-readable and feel sorry for the trees.

naughty naughty • It appears that stolen and uninsured art missing from Russia’s State Hermitage Museum worth at least US$5 million was swiped by staff members over the years.


banktoaster •
FastStone Image Viewer 2.6 Freeware – An image browser, converter and editor that supports all major graphic formats. via Helen @ Pogo’s Place

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