Women & Children First Bookstore sold; a robot writes poetry in a mall; Joely Richardson to play Emily Dickinson; and other news.
First edition of Das Kapital sells for $40,000; Costco pulls book by conservative author; Mary Dougherty named director of University of Massachusetts Press; 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.
Booksellers launch drive for immigrant children; Middle Eastern entrepreneur hawks banned books; student discovers lost photograph of Alfred Lord Tennyson; and other news.
Walt Whitman first edition sells for record amount; in defense of attractive writers; portraits of Kurt Vonnegut; and other news.
George RR Martin kills his fans for charity; Lupita Nyong’o joins the cast of Americanah adaptation; the Urban Outfitters bookstore; and other news.
Darren Aronofsky to adapt Margaret Atwood's dystopian trilogy for HBO; e-books to outsell print in the U.K. by 2018; Ohio’s potential poet laureate position; and other news.
BookExpo America begins amid charges of lack of diversity; Gillian Flynn takes on Hamlet; The Poetry Archive reboots; and other news.
Jane Campion makes a bid to direct film adaptation of Rachel Kushner’s The Flame Throwers; promoting diversity in children’s literature; the growing popularity of “cell phone novels”; and other news.
Junot Díaz’s curriculum; the hilarious mistakes of optical recognition software; the difficulty of portraying writers in film; and other news.