Two new things on the DRSC bookshelves these days. One practical. One just for fun.
(1) The Practical -- we have compiled a set of protocol & methods papers from the DRSC and other groups and organized them into a three-ring binder, so that people can take a look through and quickly find relevant protocols for cell culture, assays, transfection and so on. We have a digital folder of the PDFs as well.
(2) The Fun -- on my office bookshelf is a copy of the 2009 release Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities by John M. Carrera (Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, USA). Carrera compiled the images largely from 19th century dictionaries. The result is a quirky and interesting compendium of small engravings, many with the same kind of look I am used to from seeing (and appreciating) engraved and hand-drawn figures in older science texts and journals.