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Bookstores Take a Beating, and Other News

November 1, 2012 | by

Brooklyn's Powerhouse Books, post-Sandy

  • How did bookstores fare in the wake of Hurricane Sandy?
  • A sad reality for many right now: how to care for water-damaged books.
  • The (thankfully unscathed) New York Public Library has waived fines ... until November 8.
  • Many independent bookstores are refusing to stock books from the Amazon imprint.
  • The Proper Art of Writing: a compilation of all sorts of capital or initial letters of German, Latin and Italian fonts from different masters of the noble art of writing.

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    Arthurian Legend, Literary Restaurants

    October 10, 2012 | by

  • Oxford’s Bodleian Library has put more than three hundred thousand rare books online.
  • J.R.R. Tolkien’s previously unseen two-hundred-page Arthurian epic poem, The Fall of Arthur, will be released next May. His son has acted as editor.
  • As I Chipotle Dying: the #literaryrestaurants hash tag sweeps Twitter.
  • Lena Dunham’s purported $3.5 million sale prompts a list of outrageous book deals.
  • Lolita, then, is undeniably news in the world of books. Unfortunately, it is bad news. There are two equally serious reasons why it isn’t worth any adult reader’s attention. The first is that it is dull, dull, dull in a pretentious, florid and archly fatuous fashion. The second is that it is repulsive.” The New York Times’s pan: just one of the bad reviews received by classics.