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Daily Links – October 3, 2009

Hitchhiker homepage takeover. Wait? There’s going to be a Hitchhiker’s Guide app for the iPhone? sound of me rolling on the floor moaning with anticipation


Daily Links – October 2, 2009

Books in Hard Times: Conference Recap. Must-read summary, also from Philobiblos.
Designer Bookbinders International Bookbinding Competition Winners for 2009. Book Patrol has a great round up. Amazing work.
Collecting Bibliomysteries. Philobiblos has some excellent links to resources and lists about this sub-genre that so appeals to book lovers.
Vade Mecum. A bit old, but Laura from b00n3rd has [...]


Daily Links – October 1, 2009

Beloved Children's Books [Of Recent Note]. The staff of The Morning News recall their favorites.
Cassette tape skeletons. Kottke pointed me towards book-artist Brian Dettmer’s latest project. Very cool.
Apartment Therapy: The Amazing Staircase. Prepare to drool over these bookcase stairs. Biblioporn ahead.
Reminder: Roman Polanski raped a child. Related: Finely-argued skewering of Polanski’s defenders.
Chinatown. James Hynes on [...]


Daily Links – September 30, 2009

Using Ford Madox Ford to Fix Wolverine. How to fix Wolverine according to Ford Madox Ford.
Culling books and potatoes. Sarah on the bibliophilic pleasures of Ronald Blythe’s new book.
Skinner's Quiz Box. Paul Collins on that car-trip staple the “Yes-No” book.


Daily Links – September 29, 2009

Stop Making Sense. Surrealism makes you smarter?


Daily Links – May 2, 2009

Chicago Gang Calling Cards. Wicked cool collection of ephemera.
Here’s Exactly What’s Happening in Colorado. Part Four.
Friday is the Last Day to Receive $100 Tuition Discount for Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. Part Three.
Here’s What I Said A Year Ago: Ten Good Reasons Why You Should Consider Going to the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. Part [...]


Daily Links – May 1, 2009

Larry Lessig's REMIX Available as Free PDF. An excellent book on the future of copyright in the internet age, including its implications for books.


Daily Links – March 26, 2009

How to Get Indies in on the iPhone Game. Indiebound app?
What Steven Johnson likes about the Kindle. Jokes aside, one-handed (and no-handed) reading really is a plus.


Daily Links – March 25, 2009

Author proposes in his latest book.. Pretty clever, if geeky.
Coolest. Bookmarks. Ever..
Junk in My Trunk and Craigslist Experiment. Love this Craigslist idea from William @ Hang Fire.
Women more avid readers of books than men survey says. From UK Telegraph.
Photos of Amazon Distribution Warehouse.


Daily Links – March 24, 2009

A web Companion to Under the Volcano. "A Hypertextual & Illustrated Companion to the 1947 semi-autobiographical novel by English writer Malcolm Lowry." Very interesting.
Build a Bookshelf. Cheap bookshelf porn via Mother Earth News (via Reading Copy).


Daily Links – March 23, 2009

15 Coolest Bookshelves. More bookshelf porn.


Daily Links – March 22, 2009

Ganging up Ikea shelves for a striking, cheapass wall-o-books. Awesome bookshelf porn.


Daily Links – March 21, 2009

Was this review helpful to you?. How Amazon’s simple question contributed significantly to their bottom line.


Daily Links – March 20, 2009

Top 10 books about bookselling. I think they missed a few (more on that later), but still a good list.
Blogging is the New Closure. David Jacobs on reading with the iPhone Kindle app: “I have one major complaint: I found the act of finishing the book unsatisfying; after paging through 4393 “locations” (the Kindle doesn’t [...]


Daily Links – March 19, 2009

Investment Books. In these confusing economic times, Marginal Revolutions recommends several investments books to turn to.
The Madness of the CPSIA and How Google and Amazon Might Benefit. Michael @ Book Patrol on the idiocy that is the CPSIA: “Who could possibly benefit from this ill-conceived law. Well, how about Google and Amazon for starters. Call [...]


Daily Links – March 18, 2009

To Be (Shakespeare) or Not To Be? Doubts about the newly-discovered portrait of The Bard.
Write Your Own Irish Memoir! Just in time for St. Patty’s Day. Bestseller list, here I come.
Tragic loss in PA – Humans fine, books and cats less so… A heads-up from buddy Lux Mentis about a fire at the shop of [...]


Daily Links – March 17, 2009

Highsmith: A Romance of the 1950s. William at Hang Fire Books has a great review of the new book about the romance between writers Patricia Highsmith and Marjorie Meaker. Looks like something to pick up.
Growing Sentences with David Foster Wallace. OR: How to write like DFW in ten easy steps.
My dad wrote 1984…. George Orwell’s [...]


Daily Links – March 16, 2009

A queer idea of me: Poe regrets drunkenness. “Will you be so kind enough to put the best possible interpretation upon my behavior while in N-York? You must have conceived a queer idea of me – but the simple truth is that Wallace would insist upon the juleps, and I knew not what I was [...]


Oh yeah, and a book too!

Hostage-taker demands:
$100,000 in cash, a getaway car and a copy of The Widow’s Son, a 1985 novel about secret societies in an 18th century Parisian prison.
From Time.


“…And he wants to grow up to be a druggist.”

In a box of books I bought the other week, I found one of the strangest little items I’ve encountered in quite a while. It’s a promotional booklet used by Johnson & Johnson to advertise their 1953 marketing program for drug stores and pharmacists.
And the flier stars…monkeys, apes, and other primates.
?!
As pharmacists.
!?!?
With [...]


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