Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Writers Resist Brings Thousands to NYPL, Trump Tower
More than 2,000 artists, writers, and readers gathered at the steps of the New York Public Library on January 15 in the name of defending free expression and the free press. more »

Obama's Books Kept Him Sane: Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped by reading and writing as Barack Obama.

John Lewis's Books Sell Out: Rep. John Lewis's heated public spat with President-elect Donald Trump has caused ballooning interest in books written by the civil rights icon.

Zhou Youguang Dies at 111: The inventor of a system to convert Chinese characters into words with the Roman alphabet died on Saturday.

B&N Suspends Nook Sales: Sales of Barnes and Noble’s Nook tablet have been suspended from physical and online storefronts due to a faulty charger.

Writers Quit Russian PEN: Nobel prize winner Svetlana Alexievich and 30 other writers will leave the organization after the expulsion of jailed journalist Sergey Parkhomenko.

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