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WOD yap, yapped

yap, yapped. A binding featuring a cover that overlaps the three edges of both upper and lower covers continuously. The covers are always limp or semi-flexible, and are sometimes fitted with a zipper.

Named after Wm. Yapp a 17thc Bible merchant who designed a limp leather binding for bibles to be carried in the pocket. The Binder Sam. Bagster listed them as “yapp binding” in his catalog and thus a trade term was born.

WOD – headband

headband n. A functional and/or ornamental decorative strip of silk or woven threads attached to the top and bottom of a book’s spine to fill the gap normally found there. It does provide extra strength to the top of the spine when the book is unshelved by pulling on the head.

WOD – offset (2)

offset (2) n. the transfer of ink or acidity from one page to another, as in the case of an ink inscription touching the facing page.

“. . . endpapers have offset from laid in newspaper clipping.”

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“Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals.” John Steinbeck

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The Devil’s FootballH.L. Mencken remembered.
Speak of the Devil – Richard Hawke
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Twilight of the Superheroes – Deborah Eisenberg
World as Laboratory: Experiments With Mice, Mazes, and Men by Rebecca Lemov
Uncentering the Earth: Copernicus and The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres – William T. Vollmann
Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations – Karen Tate
Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor – Paul Beatty ed.

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Jay McInerney The Good Life
African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Legacy of Language
the lighter side of African-American literature


Richard and Linda Guillis shot these guys.
along several beaches just north of San Simeon, CA. the beaches were fenced off from people.
we stayed up upon the bluff.
there were hundreds of people and some Park Rangers. one said the pups were one to two weeks old
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TJbible has some seal lion images up.

a funny story: Curtis Sittenfeld about book clubs.


I kid you not: Bible erotica from the Chicago Sun-Times.

what’ll they think of net? a Literary Salon for kids

WOD: Link rot : the process by which links on a website gradually become irrelevant or broken as time goes on, because websites that they link to disappear, change their content or redirect to new locations.

bank toaster: John Updike poetry download

deadhorses: James Frey gave the Hollywood folks a hard time cause they wanted to play fast and loose with the stuff in his book. Now it looks like the jokes on him. How much schradenfreude can you get off on before it becomes sadism?

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