• It's the pigeon guy! Get to know children's book author-illustrator Mo Willems a little better in this fun interview over on CNN.

• Flavorwire's fascinating peek at some handwritten manuscript pages of classic books got this bibliophile's heart beating a little faster. (And I can completely relate to Virginia Woolf's inability to write straight lines on unruled paper!)

• Did you know that Dickens had a pet raven named Grip? Read about it and other pets of famous writers over on Brain Pickings.

• In the better-late-than-never category, a 164-year-old error on the tombstone of Anne Brontë has finally been fixed

• If you still haven't gotten your fill of the Gone Girl mania, here's another interview with author Gillian Flynn in which she addresses accusations of misogyny.

• Wikipedia controversy! An op-ed in last Sunday's New York Times claimed that women novelists were being removed from the general list of "American Novelists" on Wikipedia and relegated to a separate list of "American Women Novelists." The New York Review of Books posted an article on the aftermath, which is still unfolding. Stay tuned, as more is surely to come.

• In another better-late-than-never story, more than 1,400 rare and valuable books were returned to their rightful home at Lambeth Palace Library in London—nearly 40 years after they were stolen.

• And, finally, it's a picture-palooza of really cool and unique bookshelves!

 

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