Bookish links (1 Feb 2011)

“I love archives: the dustier, the better. Also now because of the Internet, I still want to find things that are surprising. I am so disappointed when I find out something is already on the Internet. So I am going further and further and further into archives to try to find things that people don’t know about—everything is on the Internet.”

The Morning News interviews Mary Roach


“He is reputed to have sat on Queen Victoria’s throne, hidden under her sofa and even stolen her underwear during his secret explorations of Buckingham Palace.”

The Guardian features a book on the first celebrity stalker ever

China Mieville has been posting a webcomic on Tumblr! (via Casual Optimist)