Dan O'Connor

Dan O'Connor is the Managing Editor of Melville House.

Happy Birthday Jules Verne!

On this day 185 years ago Jules Verne was born in Nantes, France. One of the most imaginative writers of the nineteenth century, he wrote about air, space, and underwaterRead more »

Dollar books under seige

Like any naturalized New Yorker I like to crow about the stuff I’ve picked up for next to nothing, to say nothing of the things I’ve found in the streetRead more »

They read it for the articles …

Since 1970, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) has produced Braille editions of Playboy magazine. Service was briefly interrupted in December, 1985, after thirteen-term, Ohio congressman Chalmers WylieRead more »

Books and/or taxes

In Chile, a group calling itself Libros Sin IVA (Books Without VAT — “value added tax”) is petitioning the government to get rid of the 19% tax on books —Read more »