“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 said • Princeton 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
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.