Andrew Wylie versus Amazon; an online reading in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month; North Korea’s bookstores; and other news.
A twenty-four-hour bookstore in Beijing; Dylan Thomas Centre to receive grant; Naomi Shihab Nye on reading poetry out loud; and other news.
Joan Didion reviews Maggie Shipstead’s Astonish Me; looking ahead to the Los Angeles Festival of Books; British libraries branch out to attract visitors; and other news.
Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books; a road trip to film dead poets; Sherman Alexie book banned in Idaho; and other news.
Twenty years of The Western Canon; Grove Atlantic picks up Lefevre; a poet laureate for British waterways; and other news.
Author advocates autonomy for sex workers; Wes Anderson discusses Stefan Zweig; the Irish Grey Gardens; and other news.
The Tournament of Books ignores author’s wishes; a fourteen-year-old’s poem goes viral; a new beer-battered bookstore opens in Texas; and other news.
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is two hundred, and to celebrate, the BBC will recreate the Netherfield Ball; the Library of Congress has archived billions of tweets posted on Twitter since 2010; Joshua Mehigan contributed a poem for analysis by lyric-parsing website Rap Genius; and other news.
Yesterday, the Academy of American Poets launched a new online poetry resource targeted at teenage readers and writers of poetry.