Illinois legislature revives “Amazon tax”; an open letter to Librarian of Congress James Billington; the state of Washington’s new poet laureate; and other news.
BookExpo America begins amid charges of lack of diversity; Gillian Flynn takes on Hamlet; The Poetry Archive reboots; and other news.
A start-up offers free and discounted e-books; the reading habits of the British public; NASA’s free book on communication with extraterrestrials; 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.
Jill Abramson fired from the Times; a drinkable book; the effects of digital publishing on university presses; 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.
Tennessee school district bans Mark Haddon novel; a Mother’s Day tribute to poet Ruth Stone; the last feminist bookstores in North America; and other news.
HarperCollins announces sales increase; Oyster reaches new benchmark; a close reading of Jennifer Weiner’s work; and other news.
Posman Books readies its fourth store; the argument for free digital libraries; Edwidge Danticat on sugar factories in the Dominican Republic; and other news.
Junot Díaz’s curriculum; the hilarious mistakes of optical recognition software; the difficulty of portraying writers in film; and other news.