National Frugal Fun Day

i had a better day, i spent most of it doing nothing – mind you MY version of nothing translates to cleaning the house, sorting stamps and cataloging books – but that was indeed a slow day on the homefront.

1955 – First reading of the Allen Ginsberg poem “Howl” took place in San Francisco.

1853 – James Whitcomb Riley, American poet
1929 – Robert Westall, British author
1934 – Amiri Baraka, American playwright and poet
1935 – Thomas Keneally, Australian author (Schindler’s Ark)

events •
MD – Capital Bookfest – Largo, MD
PA – Great Eastern Fall Book, Paper and Advertising Show – Allentown Fairgrounds , PA
TN – 34th National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee

bibliohead • The Salt Lake Tribune profiles Ken Sanders.

banktoaster •
Liam Quin’s Images from Old Books site . . . an Aladdin’s treasure trove of hi-res copyright free images . . . and all for free. this boy is exceedingly generous.

something new • the SF chronicle reviews Isaac B. Singer A Life by Florence Noiville

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