Category Archives: Bookish news

What books did Blackbeard read?

The news of the discovery of book fragments on the Queen Anne’s Revenge – the flagship of the infamous Captain Blackbeard – has been making the rounds. The bits of pages were discovered in a sludge on the sunken ship and have been analyzed by

Bob Dylan’s Nobel acceptance speech available in rare book

Bob Dylan’s winning and much-debated acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature is to be released as a book via Simon & Schuster. Dylan, who delivered his long-awaited speech on June 5th, was handed a six-month deadline to reveal his speech … Read More

Bookish News: Farewell, 2016!

“My love affair with used bookstores” by Ron Grossman in the Chicago Tribune Remembering Vera Rubin – the pioneering astrophysicist who confirmed the existence of dark matter passed away on Christmas day. Her life and contributions to the future of women in science are featured

Bookish News: December 2016- The Gift Guide Edition

Books Tell You Why offers some assistance with “Children’s Books: A Gift-Giving Guide.” This handy list includes suggestions for infants, children, teachers, and adults. If you know a bookish someone on your list, but you don’t want to presume to know what book they might

Bookish News: November 16, 2016

A rare book from Boston’s Northeastern University archives has been selected for inclusion in an ‘illuminated manuscripts’ display. Northeastern’s con­tri­bu­tion is a Dominican Prayer Book. The palm-sized book has over 500 pages in handwritten Latin.  It shall be included in the “Beyond Words: Illu­mi­nated Man­u­scripts