Thursday, March 09, 2017

The Roundup with PW

At SIBA's Spring Event, ABA Addresses Idea of Bookstores as Safe Havens
At the bookselling event, which took place in Atlanta on Monday, a closed-door session addressed indie booksellers' desire to potentially allow their stores to act as safe havens for groups they feel have been threatened under the Trump administration.
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Crown to Publish New Book by Erik Larson
The new work of narrative nonfiction, tentatively entitled 'The Splendid and the Vile,' will chronicle the first year of Winston Churchill's prime ministry of England, and is due to publish in fall 2019.
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London Briefcase 2017: What U.S. Agencies Will be Selling at the London Book Fair
Hot properties include titles from Ursula K. LeGuin, Masha Gessen, Tom Hanks, Joan Didion, and more.
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Amazon vs. the Cuomo Tax: Online sellers are ready to fight Gov. Cuomo’s plan to require online marketplaces collect sales taxes on transactions involving New York buyers.

America's First Romance-Only Bookstore: Two sisters learn just how far they're willing to go to empower women and bring lustful love stories to the masses.

The Cloistered Books of Peru: A convent in the Andes is home to a treasure trove of rare, and possibly unique, early volumes.

Literature by Degree: A sort of guild system is starting to creep into place in literature thanks to writing programs—but who are the winners and losers in this game?

Under the Spell of James Baldwin: Poet Darryl Pinckney reviews Raoul Peck's 'I Am Not Your Negro,' a documentary film about the life of the great African-American thinker and writer.


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