This week on the bookish internet

  • Stacie Williams (rightly) throws library neutrality out the window. (LitHub)
  • Matt Grant reflects on his antipathy for well-loved books. (Book Riot)
  • I always get a kick out of reading rules and regs from medieval libraries. Personally, I wish we could chain our copies of the DSM-V to the shelves because they wander. (Medievalists.net)
    • Pair with this short piece about the need for marginalia. (Farnam Street)
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen lists great Vietnam War novels by Vietnamese authors. (New York Times)
  • Abbey Fenbert recalls her complicated relationship with books and puberty. (Catapult)
  • Steve Attardo talks about designing book jackets. (LitHub)
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