Here’s a great, lengthy article on the bookstore scene and book-related events in San Francisco in Sunday’s New York Times (I believe that a free login is required, so if you don’t already have one and don’t want to do that, contact me and I’ll get you a copy). I haven’t made it back out to San Francisco in a few years, but this piece definitely makes me want to do a bookstore tour of the West Coast.
And here’s an article on a project that is doing an analysis of the titles of all of the 1.7 million British books published in the nineteenth century. Everyone’s always fascinated by what those wacky Victorians were thinking. Frankly, I don’t know that this tells us much — we’d really need to do a content analysis of the works rather than just do keyword checks on the titles for deeper insights — but it’s interesting anyway.