National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

calendar •
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.

banktoaster • Peter Baumgartner from papierdesign.de has posted a couple of bookbinding videos on YouTube.com
– “Perfect Binding” a video from a bookbinding workshop
– “Coptic Binding”

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.

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