thought pennies • from the Oklahoman, a portrait of Wayne Stevens Archives Books store in Edmond, and his success on the internet.
something to read • from the Sydney Morning Herald, a piece on collecting vintage girls books.
going once • more than 300 pieces of Truman Capote memorabilia including a handwritten manuscript will be auctioned by the late Johnny Carson’s second wife on Nov. 9 at the Bonhams & Butterfields on Nov. 9.
going twice• the auction of 21st-century Renaissance man Fred Feinsilber’s collection at Sotheby’s Paris highlights the impact that modern art and thinking have had on book collecting.
. . . and sold • from the RareBookNews blog, brought a grand total of £1,313,802. including The Praise of Folie (1549) by Desiderius Erasmus, John Locke’s Epistola de tolerantia (1689) and A discourse of a method (1649) by Rene Descartes. At least SOMEONE out there is buying books.
goodies • the University of South Carolina’s (USC) Thomas Cooper Library, is now home to the Wickenheiser Collection of more than 6000 volumes either by or about poet John Milton
unburnt • Patrick White is the latest in an illustrious list of authors whose instructions to destroy their papers after death have been ignored.