This week on the bookish internet

  • The folks over at The Public Domain Review have rounded up some of the best book covers from between 1820 and 1914 and they are amazing.
  • Jessa Crisin discusses the deep history that explains why some authors have lied about their own biographies to sell books or increase their own mystique. (The Outline)
  • Visitors to this Indiana hotel write notes to each other in the books in the hotel’s library. (Chicago Tribune)
  • Eliza Brooke answers a question I’ve often wondered about: why do so many works of fiction have “a novel” appended to their titles? (Vox)
  • I love hearing awful stories about library patrons and Romeo Rosales delivers the goods. (Book Riot)

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