I had no internet connection yesterday so I spent the day having panic attacks. Perhaps I have an addiction?
event – Fall For The Book Literary Festival – Fairfax, Va. Sept 27-Oct 5th.
new toy • Sony has announced plans to introduce its long-delayed electronic book store on the Internet on Sunday and also sell a device that displays e-books purchased from the store.
super shopping • A book by Soeren Kierkegaard that features a handwritten dedication to famed storyteller Hans Christian Andersen is to be sold at auction.
obits of note •
Maureen Daly, 85 – author of Seventeenth Summer.
Joseph Hayes, 88 a novelist, playwright and producer – author of The Desperate Hours.
audio • from NPR – Mommy? is the newest children’s book from artist Maurice Sendak, who is famous for putting child characters in jeopardy in stories like Where the Wild Things Are.
resurfacing • Despite having 5,000 gallons of water unleashed on more than 15,000 books, the Edwardsville Illinois Public Library will reopen after two days of cleaning up.
cookies • Haruki Murakami has won the second Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, his third collection of short stories to be published in English.