links for 2011-07-18

  • "Three stories underground, in the University of Virginia's main library, 60 librarians, collectors, scholars and other bibliophiles divide into small groups. They're barely breathing as they lean over texts that have been around for centuries, like the 1497 Latin edition of Sebastian Brant's The Ship of Fools."

    Story by Sandy Hausman.

  • "Publishers’ catalogues are flooding in these days, and one of the more intriguing books on the fall 2011 list for the University Press of Kansas was That Girl: Single Women in Sixties and Seventies Popular Culture."

    Until they learned that the phrase "That Girl" has been trademarked by Marlo Thomas. Legal imbroglios ensue.

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