Thursday, April 07, 2016

The Roundup with PW

New B&N Concept Store Sprouts in Westchester County
The book chain is moving forward on building plans for a concept store in Eastchester, N.Y., that will feature a piazza and, as a B&N manager put it, an interior "unlike anything you’ve seen in other Barnes & Noble stores." more »

Lena Dunham Lands Imprint at Random House
Lenny, the feminist newsletter that the 'Girls' creator launched in 2015 with her producing partner Jenni Konner, will now form the basis of a book imprint at Random House. The Lenny imprint will be overseen by RH v-p and editor-in-chief Andy Ward. more »

Bologna 2016: Photos from the Fair
Beyond long lines for portfolio reviews and gelato, there was plenty of activity at and around this year's Bologna Children's Book Fair. Here's a quick tour of the show in photos. more »

PRH Launches Library Awards for Innovation
The publisher’s new awards will honor public libraries that implement cutting edge programs and services. »

Gay Talese Praises Women Journalists: The veteran reporter calls his comments at a conference "misunderstood," commending writers like Susan Orlean and Larissa MacFarquhar.

A Spring Guide to Baseball Books: Literary Hub rounds up 10 contemporary favorites to take out to the ball game.

Bezos: "Best Place in the World to Fail": The Amazon CEO touts his company's most recent experiments in his latest letter to shareholders.

Book Lovers Occupy London Libraries: "The land of Shakespeare and the Shelleys," forced to close libraries, now relies on thousands of volunteers.

How Blanche Helped Alfred Make Knopf: Charles McGrath's 'New Yorker' piece shines a spotlight on the lesser known Knopf.

And children's book news from PW:

Beverly Cleary, on Turning 100
Newbery and National Book Award–winning author Beverly Cleary, named a Living Legend in 2000 by the Library of Congress and the voice behind such beloved children's books as Henry and Ribsy, Beezus and Ramona, Ralph S. Mouse, and Dear Mr. Henshaw, will turn 100 on April 12. Anticipation for Cleary’s birthday celebration has been building, and here we speak with the author herself in a rare interview in which she shares her thoughts on the big day. more

From the Associated Press:
Nearly 270 children's authors and illustrators have signed a letter seeking repeal of an N.C. law. Click here
From FiveThirtyEight:
We Tried — and Failed — to Identify the Most Banned Book in America. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
After Losing All Her Books in a Fire, Girl Receives a Library of Treasures from Authors. Click here
From NPR:
How to Get Kids Hooked on Books? "Use Poetry. It Is a Surefire Way." Click here
From the Yakima Herald:
Beverly Cleary's formative year as a librarian in Yakima. Click here
From NPR:
When Talking About Sexual Consent, YA Books Can Be a Parent's Best Friend. Click here
From USA Today:
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter chair is up for auction. Click here
From Hazlitt:
Low Stakes Forever: A profile of Gordon Korman. Click here
From the Chicago Tribune:
50 books every kid should read by age 12. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
5 Science-Backed Life Lessons from The Little Prince. Click here
From Publishing Perspectives:
Can a country have a particular illustration style or aesthetic? Four German publishers discuss. Click here
From the Missourian:
Increasing diversity in children's books is still a challenge. Click here
From IBT:
Queen Elizabeth is featured in a children's book published for her 90th birthday. Click here
From Book Riot:
30 Books of Poetry for Young People for National Poetry Month. Click here
From the Telegraph:
John Green will make a film about AFC Wimbledon. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
These Classic Childhood Books with Slightly Updated Titles Are Beyond Hilarious. Click here
From the Guardian:
Darren Shan: saying goodbye to my zombies. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
16 Children's Books for 'Spiritual but Not Religious' Families. Click here
From Flavorwire:
50 Books Every Modern Teenager Should Read. Click here
From Romper:
15 Children’s Books Dads Can Learn From T
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