Donald Duck Day

1790 – Philadelphia Spelling Book by John Barry becomes the first book to be copyrighted in the United States.

birthday boys •
1925 – Keith Laumer, science fiction writer (d. 1993)
1943 – Joe Haldeman, science fiction writer
1954 – Gregory Maguire, American fantasy writer

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.

place to see • restoration of Jack London’s Sonoma County gives insight about author.

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.

banktoaster • BiblioTravel is a free online resource for identifying books set in distinct locales.
in from Becky @ Booksallover.com

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