Governor responds to hubbub over North Carolina poet laureate; hearing for imprisoned poet in Cameroon; Chin Music Press opens new store and exhibit space; and other news.
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Women & Children First Bookstore sold; a robot writes poetry in a mall; Joely Richardson to play Emily Dickinson; and other news.
Vincent Zandri defends Amazon; a ten-year-old published author; North Carolina’s new poet laureate; and other news.
Authors Guild declines Amazon proposal; librarians’ efforts for security; the daily routines of well-known writers; and other news.
The book-buying habits of Parisians; the art of shelving books; a new reading device for the blind; and other news.
Mira Jacob remembers her first job; Edan Lepucki’s windfall; Charles Simic’s soccer addiction; and other news.
John Freeman to edit new anthology series; Schuler Books purchases Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor; the New York Public Library lends Wi-Fi; and other news.
Book sales down slightly in 2013; a 1996 radio interview with David Foster Wallace; Judy Blume’s novel for adults; and other news.
New fairy tales discovered in Germany; Lambda Literary awarded $10,000; Patti Smith recites poetry; and other news.
A Hachette negotiator speaks out; Jennifer Weiner’s take on smiling authors; Gordon Lish at eighty; and other news.