Amazon shushes authors; Sweetness #9 receives the “Colbert Bump”; the Baffler opens archives online; and other news.
E-book sales up by 5.1 percent; nation’s oldest LGBT bookstore gets a new life; Singapore reverses decision to destroy books; and other news.
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.
Women & Children First Bookstore sold; a robot writes poetry in a mall; Joely Richardson to play Emily Dickinson; and other news.
A successful Chicago Independent Bookstore Day; the conflict over North Carolina’s new poet laureate; David Mitchell’s new story on Twitter; 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.
Kensington Publishing expands agreement with Penguin Random House; Book Culture rehires four fired managers; Brazenhead Books to close its doors; 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.
Book Culture owners respond to uproar over firings; prolific polyglots; authors get caught up in the drama of the World Cup; 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.