Via the Beyond Little House blog, an announcement from announcement from Michael Edmonds, head of Digital Collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society:

The Wisconsin Historical Society has recently published on its website

Every time I return from a book fair I'm asked by family, friends, and colleagues, "Was it a good fair?" I'm never entirely certain how to answer that question. A "good" book fair is good because of many different elements working in conjunction with each

Received today via the Ex-Libris email list from Terry Belanger, University Professor, Honorary Curator of Special Collections, and Director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. Full disclosure: Professor Belanger will be teaching the course I am planning to take at

Back in February, I posted about the pilot of the airplane that safely crash-landed in the Hudson River, Captain Chesley Sullenberger, having a good excuse for not returning on time the library books he'd had with him on the airplane. Turns out I'm not the only
In the spring of 2007, only a few months after I had established Book Hunter's Holiday, my mentor encouraged me to try to attend the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar.  He'd taken it himself several years earlier and highly recommended it because of the diverse amount of topics covered by the faculty: 

Editor's Note: If you didn't get a chance to read this post or this one, I recommend going

Last Friday, I left the cozy comfort of my small office (it's only a corner of my dining room) for the sophisticated environs of the Electronic Arts campus. Electronics Arts creates, develops, and sells video games. I was on a field trip of sorts, going to meet with the Executive Producer of EA's forthcoming video game, "Dante's Inferno".  As I've spent the past couple of years collecting books
Many years ago, when I was a first-year high school English teacher, I overheard some of the veteran teachers talking in the faculty room of our school.  The conversation went something like this:

"These kids today. No self-discipline."
"I haven't taught a really smart class since 1987."
"Kids these days don't read, don't care, and can't write."

You read that correctly.

If you're a gamer, a regular player of video games, then you may already have heard . . .

Video game company Electronic Arts announced a couple of months ago that it plans to make a video game version of Dante's Inferno.    

Those of us bibliophiles who prefer books to all other forms of

Chris Lowenstein