National Bologna Day

1947 – Walt Disney testifies to the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.

1788 – , American poet (d. 1879)
1923 – Denise Levertov, English-born poet (d. 1997)
1904 – Moss Hart, American dramatist (d. 1961)

something new • an interview with equally talented celebrity sibling Amy Sedaris on her new bookI Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence.

site to see •
a site devoted to women writers, beginning in the 19th century, who wrote domestic fiction.

one hand clapping • Tech Ramblings blog has some advice for those endeavoring to develop software for the rare book trade.

banktoaster • free fiction from the New Yorker site: República And Grau By Daniel Alarcón

closing the barn door • British Museum experts will monitor eBay antiquities sales and report illegal activity to the Met’s Art and Antiques Unit.

blog of note • from SF bookworm A Baker’s Dozen of books for Halloween reading, that includes some of my favorite books.

super shopping • The Antarctic Library of the late Raymond J Adie, (1925-2006), the scientist and explorer who dedicated his life to Antarctica, will be auctioned at Cheffins Auctioneers in Cambridge on Thursday 26th October. (via rarebookblog)

blog of note • Finebooks Blog has a fine piece about publishers wasted effort in trying to restrict the secondary market of Advance Review Copies. these multibillion dollar corps need to stop whining about a few pennies here and there, it’s bad for their image as souless coporations,

banktoaster • MediaFire is a free file hosting service that allows unlimited file sizes and uploads, as well as unlimited downloads of files.

site to see • for the 1st time I wish I lived in Michigan: Hollanders Specializing in Decorative Papers, Bookbinding Supplies, & Workshops.

bibliotv • By the way – the first 22 episodes of the Addams Family have been released on DVD today, which has an exemplary bonus feature documentary on Charles Addams.

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