Buxton, England :: Scrivener’s Books and Bookbinding is one of the Guardian's "10 Best Secondhand bookshops in the UK". The business was started by Alastair Scrivener in 1997 in a building that was originally a Victorian shop with living accommodation. The cellar still houses the old kitchen range and stone sink and we have created a small museum there to give a taste of the shop's history.
Together with the American Library Association, he is therefore setting up a new $3,000 (£1,800) award, The Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity. "The Snicket prize will remind readers everywhere of the joyous importance of librarians and the trouble that is all too frequently unleashed upon them," said Snicket, who is funding the prize from his own "disreputable gains".
20 poems "of extraordinary quality" by deceased chilean poet Pablo Neruda have been newly discovered! Neruda passed away in 1973. He was Chile's Poet Laureate and his poems won him the Nobel prize in 1971. Gabriel Garcia Marquez called him "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language." What a discovery!