Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Family Christian Stores to Close
Family Christian Stores, the largest retailer of Christian books and merchandise in the country, is closing all of its outlets. The chain, which went through a drawn-out bankruptcy proceeding in 2015, said changing consumer behavior and declining sales forced it to shut down.
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PRH Gives Pearson Profit of 129 Million Euros
Despite a decline in sales at Penguin Random House in 2016, the world's largest trade publisher delivered 129 million euros in operating profit to its parent company, Pearson. The sum marks a 43% increase over its profit contribution from 2015. more »

Bookstores Brace for Murakami Rush: Japanese bookstores are prepared for a torrent of fans hurrying to purchase Haruki Murakami's long-awaited new novel.

Joyce Whisperer Frank Delaney Dies At 74: The Irish-born author and broadcaster, whose passion was deconstructing James Joyce's 'Ulysses,' died in Danbury, Conn., on Tuesday.

Senators Defend NEH and NEA: A bipartisan group of senators is urging the president not to cut federal funding to the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities.

Poetry In the Detention Center: When Chinese immigrants were detained at Angel Island, in the San Francisco Bay, they wrote poetry on the walls.

A Literary Guide to the Oscars: The 89th Academy Awards will air this Sunday, and will once again prove that Hollywood would basically be irrelevant without books.

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