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Anthology By Bored Explorers Sells for $97,500: Today in Books

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Historic Copy of LADY CHATTERLY’S LOVER Available

You know how in school you would sometimes get a used copy of a book that would have some really helpful marginalia? A Half-Blood Prince situation? Well, anyone who’s got Lady Chatterly’s Lover on their syllabus and deep pockets will be interested to know that the obscenity trial judge’s copy of the book will be up for auction.

RIP Norm Breyfogle

Batman artist Norm Breyfogle has passed away at the age of 58. Tributes, especially from other artists, have been pouring in. Breyfogle suffered a stroke a few years ago and relied on crowdfunding to cover his medical expenses. On Twitter, Tim Seeley noted that fact, and added that “comic book creators are freelancers, and often do not have adequate insurance or any at all.”

The First Book Published in Antarctica

Anyone who’s gone on a trip with a good portion of your luggage reserved for reading material will understand why Ernest Shackleton brought a printing press, ink, and paper with him on his first Antarctic expedition. He edited an anthology authored by his crew, and one of the 70 extant copies was sold this week for $97,500.