cookies • National Book Tokens in the UK announces a new writing competition exclusively for booksellers. The Not Published Yet competition invites submissions from unpublished authors working in the book trade to win a publishing contract with Faber and Faber, and an advance of at least £2,000.

worth reading • from the CSM the essay Confessions of a library junkie by Iyna Bort Caruso who has a list of every book she’s read since 1980. [via philobiblos]

worth hearing • from NPR Books for Armchair Travel and Adventure by Nancy Pearl

well worth reading • from the Guardian Germaine Greer takes flashy libraries to task “I prefer to get my adventure out of the books not the building”

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