Though April 23rd is not historically-proven to be Shakespeare's birthday, we can be sure he was christened around this time, hence naming April 23rd his official birthday. I know die-hard fans (myself included) will cherish any excuse to celebrate the man, the bard, the genius. Proving my point is 'Talk Like Shakespeare Day' in Chicago, an official city-wide holiday in which people can quote the bard to their heart's content. With that in mind, the perfect book to recommend to your patrons today is, unsurprisingly, Barry Edelstein's Bardisms: a collection of Shakespearean bon mots for all occasions. Edelstein has quotes for everything--from global warming to break-ups, and everything in between. Bardisms is a wonderfully compact look at some of Shakespeare's greatest lines, all of which can fit to accommodate occasions or life events in 2009. The section on wedding toasts is particularly helpful-- especially if you're sick of hearing people read from Corinthians. Now, fly hence, and browse inside.