Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Amazon's Launching Pickup Locations, but Where Are Its Consumer Bookstores?
The mega-retailer has opened a dozen pickup locations to date, but it has yet to open its second Amazon Books, which was slated to be ready this summer.
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Indie Booksellers: Book Clubs Are for Children Too
Most of the five million Americans whom the 'New York Times' recently estimated as belonging to at least one book club are adults wishing to mix reading with socializing. Now a number of bookstores around the country have launched book clubs for young customers as well.
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Wiley Acquires Atypon
John Wiley & Sons has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based publishing-software company, for $120 million in cash.

A Year Without Oliver Sacks: Orrin Devinsky remembers his best friend, the writer and psychologist Oliver Sacks, a year after his death.

Corbyn Backs National Libraries: The U.K. Labour leader has pledged his “100% support” to a demonstration highlighting the struggles of Britain's public library service.

How 'H Is for Hawk' Got Made: Ten years ago, a confusing encounter changed Helen Macdonald’s understanding of the connection between humans and nature.

A Letter to Ted Hughes's Daughter: A Letter of advice on how to be a writer from Hughes to his 18-year-old daughter Frieda.

The Archives of Elizabeth Bishop: The discovery of letters Bishop wrote to her psychiatrist has raised questions about “the ethics of archival reconnaissance.”



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