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Big Book Sale on lewiscarroll.org

“The Red Chess Pieces” Original Artist’s Proof for Barry Moser’s TTLG

Need a few Carroll books for Christmas presents? An unnamed LCSNA has donated her entire collection to raise money for the Society’s programs. There’s hundreds of great books over there, get them while they last. “ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: send the item number or numbers of the books, magazines, etc. to the Publications Coordinator at imholtz99@atlantech.net. DO NOT SEND… [read full post]

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Handy new website about Lewis Carroll 1st Editions

Picture of the 1st Edition of The Nursery Alice, from Lewis Carroll 1st Editions

Geoff Martin from the UK Lewis Carroll Society has a new website called Lewis Carroll 1st Editions. It contains many pictures and expanding encyclopedic information about its titular subject. ‘The Nursery Alice’ was first printed in 1889 but Carroll didn’t like the pictures, ‘too bright and gaugy’, some sheets were sent to America and some were… [read full post]

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Boojum galumphs in Chicago

Caffeine Theatre and Chicago Opera Vanguard are staging Boojum! Nonsense, Truth and Lewis Carroll, from November 16th through December 19th, at the DCA Storefront Theater in Chicago. Described as “part existential musical theater and part fantasy adventure story,” it was created by Australian play-writing and composing team Martin Wesley-Smith and Peter Wesley-Smith (whose identical last… [read full post]

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Scariest Alice/Palin yet by Martin Rowson

Martin Rowson

Cartoonist Marin Rowson, contributor to U.K. newspaper the Guardian, has drawn possibly the scariest Alice/Palin yet.  It appeared on Sunday, October 31 on the Guardian website under the heading “Martin Rowson on a tea-party at the US midterms.” This time we seem to have a Murdoch Mad Hatter stuffing an Obama Dormouse into the teapot… [read full post]

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First editions and part of a poem about bats under the hammer

Christie’s Sale 5475, Lot #212

Mentioning every Carroll-related item that comes up for auction would be impossible, and not the good do-it-before-breakfast kind of impossible either. Nevertheless, here’s a couple of lots coming up at the end of this month that seem worth a mention. On November 30, Christie’s in London will be auctioning a number of  books and pamphlets…. [read full post]

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Book collection on display in North Lake Tahoe library

If anyone is near Lake Tahoe this month, stop in the Incline Library, Incline Village, Nevada. Some choice items from LCSNA member Sue Welsch’s Lewis Carroll book collection are on display there until December 30th! Sue, who used to teach the class “The Logic and Literature of Lewis Carroll” at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, will… [read full post]

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The Jabberwock Came Wiffling Straight Out of Lewis Carroll’s Trash Can

The new era of online markets and digital media has of course revolutionized the ability for authors outside of the mainstream publishing industry, or new authors wondering how to break in, to put their work directly into the hands of potential audiences.  A new generation of e-book readers and tablet computers (some with the android… [read full post]

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Wonderland edition camera from Urban Outfitters

This is a pretty stylish “Lomography Diana F+ Mini Wonderland Edition Camera” exclusive to Urban Outfitters. Who knew anyone was still making classy 35mm cameras? Perfect for the complete Carrollian interested in both Alice merch and photographing their child-friends.

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