Tuesday, September 18, 2007

News Bits, In Brief

Via MediaBistro.com: "Starting September 23rd, The New York Times will have two separate paperback fiction lists: one for trade paperbacks, and one for mass market books. Each list will be expanded to include the top 20 bestsellers in each category, up from the present top 15 just for paperbacks."

Via BoingBoing.net: "Up for auction on eBay is an original copy of the charter and by-laws for Timothy Leary's League of Spiritual Discovery, founded in Millbrook, New York in 1966. With four days left in the auction, the current bid is $250."
Caveat Emptor: Licking of said document may prove hazardous to your health. Or it might make colors taste better. You never know until you try.

Via The Pensacola News Journal: "Florida State Parks will offer free admission to anyone showing a library card or library book to celebrate Libraries and Literacy this month."
What's the point of this? To make book lovers feel guilty for all of the trees they've caused to be killed? I've got a sneaking suspicion that this is somehow tied into the great e-book push of 2007.