Click My Link: April 18, 2013

Happy Thursday, party people! Have some links.

The Digital Public Library of America launches April 18, 2013 at Noon (EST)

A post on "What we hope the DPLA will become."

"Rather than just having vast pools of information about works from US collections – wouldn't it be great if there were hand picked anthologies of works by Emerson or Dickinson curated by leading scholars? Or collections of songs or paintings relating to a specific region, chosen by knowledgeable local historians who know about allusions and references that others might miss?"

The first book printed in the US (1640) could fetch about $20M at auction.

"Next generation" ebook launched at LBF. (Huh. This seems more like a cool game than a book.)

A snapshot of our nation's bookmobiles.

As is customary, Pulitzer prize wins lead to bumps in sales. (List of the winners.)

The most ridiculous claims used to challenge classic books. (According to Flavorwire)

Also from Flavorwire, the questionable fates of famous authors' birthplaces.

Malinda Lo talks about YA book covers that represent LGBT romance.

Gollancz blog interviews Charlaine Harris.

15 "must read" comic books without Superheroes.

Accessibility Upgrade: EPUB, libraries and ebook accessibility.

76% of US libraries offer ebooks, nearly 2 in 5 lend readers.

Veronica Roth has revealed the title of the third Divergent novel.

In Richmond, VA, you don't have to be famous to have your story in the library.

Just for Fun:

Five designers on the books that inspire them.


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