Critical Linking: January 12, 2014

The nation’s first all-digital, book-free public library system has opened in San Antonio, with patrons lining up to peruse on online catalog on Apple touch screen computers and check out books on e-readers.

Super-interested in whether this is a success or not.


The 13 documents are the biggest group of never-before-released letters from Shelley to be found in decades and include seals from Shelley, which were not found on any previous letters written by her.

I’m always amazed when these random bits of classic literary history surface.


The French Senate is considering legislation that would make it illegal to offer free book deliveries in France. The country already has strict rules limiting discounting on books, a law designed to protect publishers and small booksellers.





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