everything old is new again

“I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all. ” – Richard Wright

worth seeing • First editions of 15 major works of Richard Wright will be on display at Pitt’s Hillman Library Through April 30th.

shutters •
from NPR Dave Dutton’s North Hollywood book store is closing its doors after 46 years.

cookie convention •
the Hugo and Campbell Awards Nominations are out and the winners will be announced at L.A.con IV, the 64th World Science Fiction Convention to be held in Anaheim, California, 23-27 August .

power shopper • A Harry Potter fan with more money than brains spent more than £2000 for a Goblet of Fire signed by the cast of the movies.

love story • ‘The Love Libraries’ UK campaign to transform the image of public libraries has the support of the likes of Nick Hornby, Philip Pullman and Margaret Drabble.

dead girl talking • Sebold’s Lovely Bones chosen by a Malibu HS student committee for a campus wide reading event . . . much to the horror of their parents.

worth the read • a tale of authors Adolph Hitler, John Fante and Stackpole books.

reanimation • Illustrator Bob Staake & Fantagraphics have re-envisioned the 160 year old Sturwwelpeter

memento mori • A play adapted from the Marguerite Duras autobiographical 1950 novel A Dam Against the Pacific (Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique) will open in Ho Chi Minh City to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the French writer’s death.

breast or wing ? • A first edition 1948 Donald Duck comic book is being held in custody in Sweden during a divorcing couple’s drawn-out custody battle.

diversify he saidPrinceton University Professor Sean Wilentz winner of the Bancroft Prize for history also holds the untenured position of “historian-in-residence” at bobdylan.com and was a Grammy nominee for his liner notes to Dylan’s “Live 1964,” released in 2004.

self serve • Libraries are looking at technology that lets books check themselves out.

obit worth reading • Jade Snow Wong, 84, Fifth Chinese Daughter Author, Ceramicist

bob review • Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism by Eric Burns

booktv • (VA) C-Span’s Booknotes will visit Ram’s Head Book Shop @ Towers Shopping Center in Roanoke from noon to 3 p.m. Mar
ch 29.

mixed media • of Lady in the Water to coincide with the release of his film.

interview • Ithacan interview with Rachel Maines, author of Technology of Orgasm: Hysteria, the Vibrator and Women’s Sexual Satisfaction.

giggle • RMN’s Patti Thorn test drives ArcaMax’s Classic Book by chapter a day email service.

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