This week on the bookish internet

  • I will always accept an invitation to meet the oldest book in a library, especially when it’s the National Library of Israel. (Library Blog)
  • While he intended to argue in favor of accumulating (collecting) a lot of books, Howard Jacobson essentially revealed that he is a book hoarder. (BBC)
  • On the other hand, collecting books with inscriptions and then trying to find out more about the inscribers and recipients sounds like a lot of fun. (Los Angeles Review of Books Blog)
  • Roz Warren’s tips to make library staff happy during National Library Week should be used throughout the year. (Medium)
  • I recently read the amazingly erudite Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books, by Edward Wilson-Lee, about the extraordinary library planned by the son of Christopher Columbus. So I was delighted to learn that one of his lost catalogues was recently rediscovered. (The Guardian)
  • If I was into using email signatures, I might use this hack for adding poetry to my emails. (Lifehacker)
  • Salvador DalĂ­, book illustrator? (Artsy)

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