Dude. Page 36, third paragraph: The French National Library shells out $9.5 million for the original manuscript of Casanova's memoirs, The Story of My Life. (via The Huffington Post)
They hate him for his killer author photos: Over at The Daily Beast, Olivia Cole examines "Amis-Rage," the conflagration of shrill that erupts each time Martin Amis publishes a book. (More on Amis at The Guardian.)
There's almost certainly somebody who can't wait for this: James Cameron is writing a prequel to Avatar. Kind of like how George Lucas wrote the prequel to The Phantom Menace, when it was called Star Wars, but not yet a prequel. Top that, Cameron. (via abebooks.com's Reading Copy blog)
Moving & Shaking: Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History, a collection of absurd, true-life courtroom exchanges--originally published in 1992--charges to #1 today on our Movers & Shakers list.