something to read • Jay Parini is a novelist, poet, and professor of English at Middlebury College has anand what you can read into them. via Rebecca Skloot at Critical Mass blog.
ever spend 4 hours printing and binding something and then discover that it all has to go into the recycle bin? yeah . . . sucks don’t it?
wannabee • not only does everyone with a computer want to quit their day jobs and become booksellers, but Garrison Keillor wants to be one too. He’s opening what I can only assume is a new bookshop in St Paul.
one ringy dingy • British phone books dating back to 1880 to go online making it easier for families and social historians to research the past.
batsignal • from the NYT the 86 year old Gotham Book Mart is in dutch. The building owners are trying to evict the store which is $500,000 dollars behind in it’s $51K a month rent. ouch.
over reaching • Belgian court rules Google news site is illegal.
site worth seeing • Lynne Truss , the author, of “Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation” has set up a Web site @ lynnetruss.com that is collecting funny examples of wrongly used commas and apostrophes.