Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Bookstore Sales Up 6.1% In First Half of 2016
A 5.0% rise in June bookstore sales over June 2015 ended a solid first half of 2016, in which bookstore sales increased 6.1% over the first half of 2015.
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Curious George Turns 75
The classic children’s book character continues to delight kids with his curiosity. (PW subscriber exclusive)
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What Obama Is Reading This Summer: The president is in Martha’s Vineyard for his annual vacation, and he’s packed a hearty and diverse book bag for the beach.

Publishing and Pokémon Go Together: On the evolution of publishing treasure hunts and the future of telling stories digitally in the wake of Pokémon Go.

Read to Understand the Race: Richard Ford, Joyce Carol Oates, David Hare, and more choose books to make sense of the U.S. election.

Interview With a Bookstore: In New Hope, Pa., the iconic Farley's Bookshop, built with help from James Michener and Mr. Rogers, is about to turn 50.

Leaving Home to Go Home: Yaa Gyasi’s ideas about fiction are suffused with her lifelong attention to the fluctuating shadows that race casts on American life.

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