Today’s Wednesday wisdom comes from William Cubery, the American author of Fifty Years a Printer (San Francisco: Cubery, ca. 1900), but is pasted into the back of the Getty Research Institute’s copy of Thomas Lynch’s Printer’s Manual (Cincinnati: Cincinnati Type Foundry, 1864), fulltext available via the Hathi Trust Digital Library.


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Dewey Death: 647.22 and 647.23

Bodies in the Library will launch fully in the Autumn. For now it consists of a Twitter profile and an Instagram account that highlights library-related quotations in crime fiction, alongside other “bookstagram” posts. At the moment it’s featuring Dewey Death by Charity Blackstock, which includes chapter headings with numbers from DDC 15: