1665 – The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
1914 – The first issue of The New Republic magazine is published.
birthday • 1913 – Albert Camus, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)
event • NM – 16th Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair – Albuquerque NM
audio • from NPR’s series “You Must Read This” – Scott Turow’s buttonhole book is Tillie Olsen’s Tell Me a Riddle.
worth reading • Ian Frazier has a piece about the high cost of hardcover books in this week’s New Yorker online. (via Jeremy @ Philobiblios)
contest • the 2007 Society of Bookbinders International Competition submission deadline is 1st June 2007.
banktoaster • The Chicago Manual of Style Online site has a few freebie tools like sample correspondence, proofreading mark list, and most importantly Chicago-style Citation Guide. (for those who don’t realize citation guides is a GREAT TOOL for cataloging books. – No booksellers DO NOT MAKE IT UP AS THEY GO ALONG.)
something new • from NPR Dave Barry has a new book out for the holidays : The Shepherd, the Angel and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog. He’s funny but he’s no Jean Shepherd.