- Do you still have fond memories of libraries filled with old-school card catalogues? The Library of Congress kept their massive old bibliographic record in the basement, and it is pretty impressive.
- There is a mysterious benefactor in San Francisco who believes that reading can inspire resistance. Someone purchased copies of 1984, The Handmaid’s Tale and In the Garden of Beasts to be handed out free of charge by a local bookshop.
- It’s great to hear a story of a local indie bookstore’s survival against the odds. Major love to Kingston’s Novel Idea for sticking around despite competition from a big-chain store.
- In response to the Muslim ban, My Poetic Side put together an interactive map of immigrant poets for you to enjoy.
- And finally, ever wondered what it’s like to be an editor? It ain’t easy, that’s for sure. But the biggest hurdle has nothing to do with the author—it has to do with the editor’s own mindset.
Happy Friday everyone! Lots of interesting bookish things happening on the internet this week, aren’t there? Don’t forget to meet us back here next week for more!
Have a great weekend,