Posts Tagged ‘librarians’
November 12, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
The Brooklyn Quarterly publishes a roundtable with five writers on the purpose and state of argumentative fiction.
Compelling, unique, and poignant get 86’d from PW reviews.
Party Girl, Bunny Watson, and other amazing pop-culture librarians.
The family of Malcolm X is suing to prevent the publication of the diary he kept in the year prior to his death.
October 9, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Shame! Librarians tell all.
“I think that Napoleon was a terrific guy before he started crossing national borders. Over the course of time, his temperament changed, and his behavior was insensitive to the nations he occupied. Through greed—which it sees differently, as technological development and efficiency for the customer and low price, all that—[Amazon] has walked itself into the position of thinking that it can thrive without the assistance of anyone else. That is megalomania.” Andrew Wylie on Amazon.
For those inured to leaf-peeping, an October guide to Northeastern horror-writer tourism.
Wamblecropt, groke, and other wonderful, forgotten words.
March 29, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
March 27, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Because it is a truth universally acknowledged that every celebrity has a children’s book in him, Jim Carrey is penning How Roland Rolls, a metaphysical story about a wave.
French cultural minister Aurélie Filippetti says the government is creating a fund to help struggling independent bookstores to ensure that France “never suffers the same fate as the United States.” Fair enough, France.
We all know the stories of authors who abhor the crass Hollywood commercialization of their work. Here are some happier outcomes! (Susan Orlean’s approbation is especially generous, considering!)
Encouraging or dismaying? Books on bullying are big business. Or, in the Times’s somewhat unfortunate parlance, “hot and profitable.”
#Librariansasteenagers is a hash tag.
February 22, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
David Foster Wallace: the trading card.
While you’re at it: pro-book desktop wallpaper.
On bribing librarians, and other ways to discover new books.
Speaking of libraries: here is what Auden checked out of the New York Society Library. (How many titles can you decipher?)
James Patterson and, oddly enough, the Duchess of Cornwall are teaming up to encourage fathers to read to their children.
October 5, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
The Library of Unborrowed Books.
In the new Halloween-ready Horrible Hauntings, a book of classic ghost stories is paired with an app, which allows you to summon Bloody Mary, sail with the Flying Dutchman, and otherwise terrify any child in your life.
Sick of stereotypes, one group of librarians shows what the real thing looks like.
A Bay Area 2013 Zagat guide was recalled after it was discovered that San Francisco was misspelled on the spine.
If you want to hear John Waters read a steamy scene from oft-banned Lady Chatterley’s Lover, well, you’ve come to the right place.