Amazon Preparing To Drop Kindle 2 On February 9?

If an invitation for an event at New York's, ahem, Morgan Library is to be believed, Amazon's new-and-improved Kindle could soon see the light of day.

The date meshes exactly with the previously assumed Q1 '09 release date, and rumored pictures of the new device have been flowing since before the holidays. And we generally know what happens when gadget makers schedule press events at literary-themed NYC locactions.

We'll be there, of course, to bring you all the news as it drops.