Casual Friday

“Gromit, that’s it! Cheese! We’ll go somewhere where there’s cheese! ” – Wallace

, featuring more than 15,000 books, March 22-25 to benefit the Friends of the UW-Madison Library.

Wisconsin Book Festival will be held on October 18-22, 2006 in Madison.

Wisconsin Center for the Book will be holding the Wisconsin Book Bash April 22,2006.

Wisconsin Center for Book & Paper Arts is running 20th anniversary exhibition: Paper Heritage: The Art of Books and Paper in Wisconsin.

homeless • The 4,500 book and pamphlet collection called “Wisconsin’s Own Library” started in 1949 and consisting entirely of works that were written or compiled by Wisconsin authors or are about the state, has overflowed the shelves of its current home and needs new one.

moo • OH Louis Bromfield’s experimental Malabar Farmopen to the public; Official Website.

splice is nice •
according to Boyd Tonkin’s column, The Secret Supper by Javier Sierra manages to link The Name of the Rose and The Da Vinci Code. I can hear lawyers girding their subpoenas as I type.

cookie • UC-SB Historian Tsuyoshi Hasegawa has been awarded the Robert Ferrell Book Prize given by the Society of Historians for Foreign Relations, for Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan.

podcast • the Bat Segundo Show guest is William T Vollman.

obit worth reading • John R. Gardiner, author of Stone Fox, dies at 61

bank toaster • Free audiobook Cold Cold Heart by Karin Slaughter is now available to download from

event • CA the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has mounted ‘1906 Earthquake: A Disaster in Pictures.”

event • The 2006 North Carolina Festival of the Book announced their includes Tom Wolfe, Barbara Kingsolver, Ann Patchett, Pat Conroy and Pearl Cleage.

There is a school of thought that Casual Friday may not be the best idea for internet booksellers, but then we could be wrong.

image scrounged by Madlyn Blom and is not representative of any known bookseller, we hope.

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