Bookstores Take a Beating, and Other News


On the Shelf

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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