where have i been? well…i took some time to spend with my mother who after being a lifelong hypochondriac, is now seriously ill. i have no idea how to feel about that, i am finding it anti-climactic. but on the brighter side – after dragging it along like Marley’s chains for 18 months, I have finally given birth to the second edition of my bookrepair book for booksellers. (actually it’s kinda like 1.5 edition, but you get the idea) i appreciate all the support on both issues I have recieved from fellow booksellers. hopefully the Bullpen can get back to its regularly scheduled programming.
1848 – First commercial production of chewing gum by John Curtis on a stove at his home in Bangor, Maine in the United States and marketed as ‘The State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum’.
1981 – Jack Henry Abbott, best-selling author, is arrested for murder.
480 BC – Euripides, Greek playwright (d. 406 BC)
1863 – Mary Eliza Church Terrell, American writer (d. 1954)
1865 – Emmuska Orczy, British novelist (d. 1947)
1907 – Pauline Réage, French author (d.1998)
something new • NPR has a piece about a new collection of Cartoons from the New Yorker about therapy called On the Couch.
more audio • NPR profiles Orwell’s essays in
naughty naughty • more accusations of literary fraud from across the pond with Kathy O’Beirne’s, memoir Don’t Ever Tell.
banktoaster • Google has added yet ANOTHER free goodie to it’s bag o’tricks. Website statistic tracker : Google Analytics.
US – Banned Books Week 2006 – Banned Books Online
event calendar •
KY – Kentucky Women’s Book Festival – Louisville, KY
SD – South Dakota Festival of the Book – Sioux Falls, SD
UK – York 2006 Antiquarian, Rare and Out of Print Book Fair
WA – FOOLSCAP VIII – Bellevue Sheraton, Bellevue WA.
SE – Göteborg International Book Fair