April 16, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
The lit Pulitzer: back and better than ever.
Granta presents its Best of Young British Novelists issue.
A gorgeous slide show of the selected writers.
Simon & Schuster is test-driving an e-book lending program with New York libraries. In addition to checking out titles, patrons will be able to buy directly, with libraries taking a cut.
“Intrigued” would be putting it too strongly, but we are mildly curious to see how Go the Fuck to Sleep gets stretched into a movie.
March 19, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
January 14, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Meet the bookless library, if you dare.
If that fills you with fear, here is a beautiful antique barn filled with books.
A Murakami calendar? There is indeed an app for that.
A tribute to Aaron Swartz.
January 10, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Have you written a novel’s worth of e-mail this year? Possibly. Another question: Is it any good?
Richard Blanco is the lucky poet who will read at the 2013 presidential inauguration!
This in turn leads Slate, in Slateish form, to ask, “Can Richard Blanco Write a Great Inaugural Poem? Can Anyone?”
Patricia Cornwell is suing a former (emphasis on the former) financial manager: “It is a tale of an alleged betrayal, fraud, of high-rollers, multimillion-dollar homes, a helicopter, a lost Ferrari, a rare book collection, and political donations to Hillary Clinton.”
This piece is about how libraries are staying relevant by moving beyond reading, but classes like hog butchering and blacksmithing seem like much more of a throwback to the days when you picked up your books at the general store.
December 5, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
Pelican porn: a celebration of their amazing paperback art.
Porn-porn. In libraries.
Watch Jeannette Winterson talk about her Lancashire childhood, on location.
Meet Small Demons, the literary search engine.
The unfinished David Foster Wallace dictionary.
December 4, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
Melville House has a terrific slide show of WPA posters about books and reading. (The Library of Congress has even more!) The art is inspiring enough; the sentiments behind it, even more so. A few of our favorites, below.
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