I’ve been bad about doing link posts the last few weeks. Things have been a bit hectic around here lately, but they’re starting to calm down, at least until I leave the country on the 18th of September!
— Via Lifehacker: ebook software called GutenMark which formats Project Gutenberg downloads for easier reading. It’s free and works in Windows, Mac and Linux, but I haven’t tried it yet so I can’t say how well it works.
— Jeremy offers his thoughts on a newly discovered early facsimile copy of the Declaration of Independence.
— Audra shares information and links regarding important Chinese conservation work.
— This week at Bookride, Bastards with Bookshops! Need I say more?
— On that note, The danger of laughing at your customers, from Signal vs. Noise.
— Ministry of Type discusses the Faber Finds imprint, which publishes out of print works on-demand with completely unique cover designs. It’s an interesting concept, but I can’t say that I like the design; it’s a bit busy for me.
— BibliOdyssey shares the Codex Manesse, a lovely 14th century illuminated work which he describes as perhaps “the quintessential Medieval manuscript.”