1554 – Philip Sidney, English courtier, soldier, and writer (d. 1586)
1667 – Jonathan Swift, Irish writer and satirist (d.1745)
1835 – Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain), American writer (d. 1910)
1874 – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (d. 1942)
1907 – Jacques Barzun, French-born historian and author
1947 – David Mamet, American playwright
off the rack • Yahoo! Inc., owner of the second- most used Internet search engine, is resisting a subpoena from rival Google Inc. seeking documents to aid its legal battle with the publishing industry over book scanning.
worth reading • Powell’s Kevin Sampsell has a syndicated piece coining some exciting new literary terms such as Litrosexual: someone who prefers books to sex. Why would anyone prefer THAT?
link checks • I did a quick check to make sure all the links in the sidebar are still active – and I removed any blogs that haven’t been updated in the last 30 days. If you want you blog added or put back or are a Bibliophile List member and want your store added, please email me.
obit of note • Art Cop author Robert Volpe, a retired NYPD detective renowned for tracking down art fraud and theft
site to see • BibliOdyssey has some marvelous images from a parchment manuscript identified as ‘GKS 1633 4º: Bestiarius’ in the Danish Royal Library in Copenhagen.
video update • Stay Tuned I am working on another video for this weekend.