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.
Leslie Jamison signs seven-figure deal with Little, Brown; Cambridge students struggle with poem; documentaries on Susan Sontag and W. S. Merwin; and other news.
Appeals court upholds verdict in favor of HathiTrust’s digital library; investor pulls out of Books-A-Million; a Barnes & Noble store closes in Phoenix; 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.
J. Lo’s challenging memoir; Authors Alliance takes off; one hundred and fifty new words; 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.
Jim Milliot to take the helm at Publishers Weekly; Oscar Wilde edition play goes up for auction; Hachette sales down; and other news.
Junot Díaz’s curriculum; the hilarious mistakes of optical recognition software; the difficulty of portraying writers in film; and other news.
Idaho parents call police on teen for distributing a banned book to other students; Dave Eggers's original, and less than flattering, review of Infinite Jest; state attorneys accuse Apple of evading trial; and other news.