Bookishness: Week of May 14, 2012

Where the wild things assemble A perfect combination of one of the highs and one of the lows of the last week in pop culture.

On the promise of an unread book “When I read it, I will be completely absorbed by it. It will be all I think about. It will affect my daily life in ways I can’t fully understand, and when I finish it I will have come to profound revelations about the nature of existence. I will finally understand all the literary theory I wrote essays on when I was at university.” Kirsty Logan examines and imagines some of the 800 unread books on her shelves.

Someone in Slovenia bought Damned to Fame with free delivery This real-time map of book sales around the world is entrancing.

Nowadays a great many people read while walking, but rarely books Michelle Dean on reading while walking.

The eh List: Anakana Schofield Join Anakana Schofield at the Toronto Public Library this Wednesday for “an evening of Irish hilarity.” Wednesday, May 16, North York Central Library, 7-8:15 pm. Free.

Asian Heritage Month events at TPL this week Chinese Brush Painting, Origami, and a Chinese Gong Fu Tea Ceremony (among others).