In case you’re unaware, it’s National Library Week here in the U.S. That means shenanigans are afoot. Parodies of music videos, for example—like Unread Book (Bruno Mars Uptown Funk parody, which I kinda love) or Check it Out (Taylor Swift parody). Of course, now’s as good a time as any to sing the praises of your local library, no matter where you call home. And let’s face it, a trip to the library to check out all the possibilities is a mighty fine way to end the week.
With that, here are a few other bookish news items from the week (emphasis on few):
In the spirit of literary festivity, it’s National Poetry Month. If you’ve yet to get in on the celebration, here’s The New Yorker’s Poetry podcast.
The American Library Association has listed the most challenged books of 2014.
If you’re here, reading this, I doubt you’d call this news. Nonetheless, the Wall Street Journal confirms, book collecting is still going strong.
And while we’re on the subject of rare and antiquarian books, did you hear? Ghostly Faces Appear In Medieval ‘Black Book of Carmarthen’ (via The Huffington Post).