Jason Segel will play David Foster Wallace in a new film adaptation; author and poet John Yau considers John Ashbery’s contributions to art criticism; Barnes & Noble’s chairman sells two million shares of his company's stock; and other news.
With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Daniel Alarcón's At Night We Walk in Circles and Carmen Giménez Smith's Milk and Filth, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.
Poor Richard's Bookstore is named for past Kentucky poet laureate Richard Taylor and is owned by Lizz Taylor. The only independent bookstore in Kentucky's state capitol, Poor Richard's offers thousands of new and used books. In addition, the book store opens into the neighboring Kentucky Coffee Tree Cafe which opens into Completely Kentucky, a unique offering of fines crafts and gourmet foods.
Indigo intends to create shops inside forty Apple stores; GalleyCat gathered several free templates that work with Scrivener; Elizabeth Sullivan explores the connections between poetry and therapy; and other news.
For Father's Day, Terrance Hayes responds to the work of Robert Hayden; bookstore sales dropped 5 percent in April; Flavorwire looks at the book paintings of Ekaterina Panikanova; and other news.
Shelf Awareness reports Amazon has made Kindle sales pitches to independent bookstores; swimwear maker Orlebar Brown has partnered with the Paris Review; a secret poet is posting positive words all over the town of Lynn, Massachusetts; and other news.
The Gersh Agency and Diversion Books have launched an imprint to publish titles by Gersh's clients; John Dvorak examines the actual cost of e-books; A. N. Devers looks at autographed first-edition book clubs; and other news.
With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Sophie Cabot Black's The Exchange and Brian Kimberling's Snapper, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.
As online book reviews and user-sourced suggestion models have become increasingly important to the bookselling industry, publishers are developing new digital platforms for reviews and recommendations.
Novelist Chuck Palahniuk recently reminded fans that Fight Club was originally a failure; a lawmaker in West Virginia has proposed a bill to make science fiction compulsory reading in schools; recent Pulitzer winner Sharon Olds composed a poem after a Vogue photo shoot; and other news.