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dale-estey's picture
Jan.09.2014
Well ... maybe it is time to worry. [DE] Patrons use computers at BiblioTech, a first of its kind digital public library in San Antonio.(Photo: Eric Gay, AP) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future by Paul J. Weber SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas has seen the...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.22.2013
I worked in a library for two years. In those days the expensive/historic books and documents were kept in locked rooms, with a degree of rigmarole needed to see them. Now they are kept in closed stacks up in Archives. Still, if it actually is the librarian who is pilfering and selling (apparently...
pauline-rowson's picture
Oct.07.2013
My recent book tour of talks in South Wales on the publication in the UK of the tenth in the DI Andy Horton crime series, Death Surge, kicked off in Abertridwr Library.  Abertridwr is a village in the borough of Caerphilly, Wales in the Aber Valley.  The English translation is ‘The...
darlene-quinn's picture
Sep.12.2013
  Since Bullocks Wilshire is the setting of my first three fact-tion novels (Webs Of Fate, Webs of Power, & Twisted Webs) my husband Jack and I attended the annual fundraiser and architectural tour of the former cathedral that was once Bullocks Wilshire. The Bullocks Wilshire building in...
steven-belanger's picture
Aug.14.2013
Photo: A 1623 First Folio in the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London.  From the Wikipedia page, "First Folio."   Extremely easy-to-read and interesting book, but probably only for those interested in Shakespeare, his folios, or really old books.  I talked about this recently...
orna-b-raz's picture
Jul.04.2013
What could you do if you fall out of favor all of a sudden, or somehow become irrelevant?  A poignant example is the rejection experienced by the British novelist Barbara Pym (1913—1980) after publishing six novels from 1949—1960. Barbara Pym did not write bestsellers,  but she enjoyed a...
pauline-rowson's picture
May.06.2013
I’ve got some great talks lined up for May, which I am very much looking forward to. May also sees me continuing to write the eleventh in the DI Andy Horton Mystery series, as yet untitled. The first draft is done but there's a great deal more to do yet before it's even half way decent. May...
dale-estey's picture
May.03.2013
Well, there's a great book in here somewhere - to be written, I mean. Instead of a stash of diamonds or dire computer formulae, just have the McGuffin be a book. Or hundreds of books. But what is (to me) more intriguing is a) why stash them in your attic for decades and b) how did so...
dale-estey's picture
Apr.30.2013
Of course, if Allah has any mercy, there will be copies of Kafka. "The Trial" might be cruel, but "The Metamorphosis" might be appropriate. "In the Penal Colony" is not a positive idea, however. It might give guards and administrators alike too much temptation. [DE] A file photo of...
dale-estey's picture
Apr.11.2013
I imagine there is a book or two to be written about this, for both novelists and non-fiction writers. The topic - so real and so grim - is but part of the destruction of war and the disease of power. [DE] An almanac that once belonged to Arthur Goldschmidt, a Jewish businessman persecuted by the...