Camera Day

1613 – The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground.

full o’info •
cool tools blog has a nifty post on digital library cards and cheap access to the digital librarys.

birthday boy • 1900 –
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French pilot and writer (d. 1944)

essay • NPR’s James Marcus gives us a review of Ainadamar an opera about the death of Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca by Osvaldo Golijov

naughty • Baytown Texas woman arrested for one overdue library book. ouch!

neo-biblio • the NJ Star Ledger reports on hip-hop literature is also known as gangsta-lit. it don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got the bling, baby.

event • The 16th annual Twin Cities Bookfair — showcasing used books, especially rare and hard-to-find editions — will be held July 7 and 8 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

event • the 2nd annual Harlem Book Fair Buffalo taking place on Saturday, July 8th from 11 am to 7 pm in downtown Buffalo, NY.

end of the road • Santa Ana, CA library puts its book mobile up on blocks.

banktoaster • Stan Zielinski over at Children’s Picture Book Price Guide has created a web page of the eighty-one Newbery award winning books with cover art or pictures from one of the illustrators. Glad to see someone ELSE is an inveterate list maker.

everything but the squeal • the pig who appears on Harper Collins reprint of Charlotte’s Web as Wilbur gets reprieved. Wilbur may never know when he becomes a star,” farmer John L. Batey told a reporter after the pictures were taken. “Within a year, he’ll head to market.” Bet he regrets ever saying THAT.

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