Friday Fun: Feeling Bookish?

When am I not?

In the newly released Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books, contemporary authors including Philip Pullman, Claire Messud, Lev Grossman and Alison Bechdel talk shelving and the future of books.

Speaking of shelves, Brainpicker’s selections from December 2009 are worth a second look.

Books now provide the “dressing” and the inspiration for a noteworthy minority of fashion brands, according to The Paris Review. (Though I really can’t agree that “many of our libraries consist only of e-books” – maybe in 10 years.)

The Times Literary Supplement rounds up six new Sherlock-related books (and one movie) and declares that Sherlock Holmes Lives Again, not to mention returning to BBC1 this month.

And the Guardian looks ahead to the Literary Events of 2012, including new books by Ahdaf Soueif, Nadine Gordimer and Zadie Smith, among others.

Image: Target bookshelf by Turkish designer Mebrure Oral

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