Thursday, November 06, 2008

Have you checked out the entries for the 2008 Pimp My Bookcart contest? There's ten pages worth! I think the Indiana Jones cart is the best, but I am also partial to the Spookmobile (driven by a skeleton) and the Popemobile. Winners will be announced soon!

Also seen on Unshelved: this awesome CHOOSE BOOKS t-shirt. I keep waiting for this part of '80s fashion to come back in style. It's got to, sooner or later!

Sad news: Rex Libris has ended its run. Go and get the whole series while you can!

If you're interested in Doris Lessing's work, check out the Golden Notebook Project, which begins next Monday.

If your tastes tend more toward the Beat Writers, you will be pleased to know that the collaborative novel by William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks, is finally going to see the light of day. (Incidentally, check out the photo in this article. Burroughs looked ancient even when he was young.)

FaberFinds is an awesome idea. Out-of-print books are brought back for two weeks, and they listen to suggestions!

If you're not reading Wild Secret Library (formerly known as the Secret Library Workers Union), you should be. This is my most recent favorite. "And everything they touched turned into information."

Here's one for the law librarians, courtesy of Cassandra: a man is suing to stop his own autopsy. It's actually very reasonable.

And here's one for Cassandra: the Mind Museum in Rome. Let's go visit!

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