Charlotte Brontë Poem at Auction, and Other News


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Charlotte Brontë poem

  • An itty-bitty, handwritten Charlotte Brontë manuscript has sold at auction for £92,000.
  • In Hong Kong, one small bookstore has become a haven for banned Chinese books.
  • The City of New York is ponying up $230,000 to pay for the Occupy Wall Street Library destroyed in the 2011 Zuccotti Park raid.
  • With numbers dwindling, a Texas book club folds after 120 years of regular meetings.
  • I hereby call for a moratorium on … whatever this genre is.