And now we’ve got the complete set!
The Paris Review
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A Tumblr post from an Algonquin author on the positive power of negative reviews and how to stay true to one’s own writing. Good stuff!
“It would have been understandable had booksellers held up their hands and surrendered. But booksellers are made of sterner stuff.”
A great idea from author Alexander McCall Smith on how to help bookshops stay competitive in the online shopping world!
A wonderful idea from the New York Public Library - and reasons to miss commuting in NYC!
Urban Librarians Unite is pleased to announce its own small network of little libraries. These bright orange newspaper boxes have been set up outside of libraries in Brooklyn and Queens which are closed due to damage from Hurricane Sandy. These tiny, all weather libraries house about a hundred books at a time and there is no expectation whatsoever that the books will come back to them.
Urban Libraries Unite + the librarians of Queens Library have pretty much stolen my heart. Give them money.
From Simon & Schuster, Hachette, and Penguin comes Bookish!
“Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group and Penguin Group (USA) on Tuesday are launching Bookish, billed as “a one-stop, comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors.” The idea is for publishers, who individually have struggled for recognition among the general public, to combine resources and increase their Web presence.
Bookish offers interviews, excerpts, reviews and recommendations and links to retailers, from Amazon.com to local sellers (publishers have no plans to use Bookish to sell works directly from their own sites). The editorial team will operate independently, but publishers will have control over how books are promoted.”
Check it out here: Bookish