well worth reading • From Johns Hopkins Magazine we have a feature about the flood of materials piling upo in conservator’s workshops across the country.
cookies • Beasts of No Nation, a novel about civil war in a West African country, by 23-year-old Uzodinma Iweala of has been named this year’s winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award, a $10,000 prize for emerging writers presented by the New York Public Library.
lazy shopping • Bernard J Shapero Rare Books has started putting together starter packs of rare collectible books that follow a particular theme and are selected with the new collector in mind. ready made collections? where’s the fun in that? “I went to London and all I got was this rare book collection” – are they gonna have to start reading them for us too?
on the move • Powell’s Books is moving its Beaverton store to a larger space.
super shopping • Sotheby’s will auction the papers, manuscripts and personal library of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, hoping that an institution will step forward and pay at least $15 million for more than 10,000 items.