egghead • Albee in the islands, from the NYT, Edward Albee gives us a tour of Chile’s Easter Islands.
chicka lit • Publishing houses are trying to tap into the huge Hispanic market, with HarperCollins’ Rayo imprint a line of mass-market paperbacks in Spanish, Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books and soon Warner Books will launch its Solana imprint, offering English-language titles targeted at Hispanic women.
something new • from NYT, Joe Queenan reviews the Book of Lost Books An Incomplete History of All the Great Books You’ll Never Read by Stuart Kelly. My login-less reprint from Susan @ Ravenroost
blogs worth reading • from Whatever – in from Win Schaeffer.
cookies • Ian McEwan’s Saturday and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go are among the nominees for The James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Britain’s oldest literary awards .
obit worth reading • Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer at 81, has died at his east Jakarta home.
the universal trade • from the Guardian the booksellers of Mumbai
event • The Fifth Annual Texas A&M Workshop in the History of Books and Printing May 21-26, 2006 at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives Texas A&M University. by way of C.O. Patterson.