On the Shelf
Austen’s Ring, Hemingway’s Endings
July 5, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
A turquoise ring that once belonged to Jane Austen is on the block at Sotheby’s, accompanied by a note from Eleanor Austen to her daughter.
Bookstores with cafés sell more reading material, figures suggest.
Two more New York City bookstores, Washington Heights’s Word Up and Harlem’s Hue-Man, face closure. (The latter will continue as an online store.)
Poet Simon Armitage crossed the Pennine Way as a modern troubadour, exchanging only verse for food and shelter.
A new edition of A Farewell to Arms will contain Hemingway’s thirty-plus alternate endings.
Celebrating Pie Week.