Mad Money, and Other News


On the Shelf


  • “It will be fun to give some to prostitutes.” William T. Vollmann on hypothetically winning the Nobel. 
  • BuzzFeed Books is full steam ahead.
  • In other behemoth news, Amazon reaches out to indie bookstores about carrying Nooks.
  • “Nah. Here I’m surrounded by people, but I’m also pretty anonymous. Not having to bullshit—even with a roommate who’s a friend—is a plus.” On living in the NYU library.