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  • Radiohead Public Library is now open

    Radiohead Public Library is now open

    They have been at it since 1985. By 2011 they had sold more than 30 million albums and last year they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To celebrate this amazing run Radiohead has introduced their very own Radiohead Public Library. From the band’s announcement: Radiohead.com has always been a) infuriatingly uninformative…

  • The Bookseller “spurred me on”: The deeply troubling Carnegie Library theft

    The Bookseller “spurred me on”: The deeply troubling Carnegie Library theft

    One was the sole archivist for and head of the rare book room at the Carnegie Library. The other was an antiquarian bookseller and proprietor of Caliban Books. They both recently pleaded guilty for their part in one of the biggest library heists on record, stealing millions of dollars worth of material from the Carnegie…

  • Denslow’s OZ

    Denslow’s OZ

          Of the 14 books in L. Frank Baum’s beloved Wizard of Oz series only one was illustrated by W.W. Denslow. As it turns out, it was a big one. For it was Denslow that illustrated the first volume, Wizard of Oz, published in 1900, and visually introduced us to Dorothy and the…

  • The Collected Poems of Donald J. Trump

    The Collected Poems of Donald J. Trump

        “I thought maybe I could turn the thing that has been weaponized into something beautiful,” says Gregory Woodman of Portland, the 29-year-old founder of the ad agency Weller Creative, who along with his business partner Ian Pratt have published The Collected Poems of Donald J. Trump. The 373 page book compiles hundreds of…

  • Ive’s Book Brace: A 19th century American bookend

    Ive’s Book Brace: A 19th century American bookend

    Hailed as “a valuable invention for booksellers, librarians, clergymen and reading-men” the Ive’s book brace hit the market in 1850. It was designed to hold books on partially filled shelves for “As must be well known to all, Books, if allowed to stand loosely upon a shelf, will not retain their original shape for any great…