Bookishness: Week of March 26, 2012

The enchanted e-forest Exploring twitter, where rotating skulls live alongside kittens and bunnies, with Margaret Atwood.

“Application opposed” with “likelihood of confusion” Facebook attempts to claim the word book. As commenter uno2tres states: “abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz” and all combinations, permutations, derivatives, and modifications  of “abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz”, including but not limited to modifications such as “ñ” , “ò”, and “ö” are trademarks of UNO2TRES Ltd.

A Time to Chill 11 pounds of marijuana destined for St. Martin’s Press were intercepted by U.S. Federal Agents, prompting the hashtag (ahem) potlit (via Quill & Quire).

The present of reading Join us this Friday for E-Reading: an Interdisciplinary Symposium presented by the Toronto Review of Books, the Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture and The Toronto Centre for the Book, Saturday March 31, 2012 from 12-5pm. Massey College, Upper Library, 4 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario. Free.

To do Those looking for more literary good times will find this Wednesday (March 28) overflowing with them: Get the Lead Out: A Symposium of Letterpress Printers at 3 pm, a book reading flash mob at 4, and the Coach House Spring Launch at 8. All free!

Just because Baby owls on bookshelves.




About the author

Ange Friesen

Ange Friesen is among other things a librarian. She blogs about film and fashion at Cahiers du cinemode and about everything else at the new is the true.

By Ange Friesen