Saturday, June 03, 2017

The Roundup with PW incl. "why Amazon should keep opening brick-and-mortar bookstores "

BookExpo 2017: Hillary Clinton Receives Warm Bookselling Welcome
In front of a packed main stage crowd, Hillary Rodham Clinton chatted for an hour with Cheryl Strayed about politics, what books mean to her, and her upcoming works.
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BookExpo 2017: The Big Books of the Show
Debuts and the latest releases from a number of heavy hitters—including John Grisham, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Jennifer Egan—were among the books being touted as the "big ones" of this year's BookExpo.
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Dan Brown Cancels BookCon Appearance
Bestselling author Dan Brown, who was to have been one of the headliners at BookCon, was forced to bow out due to a family emergency.
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Books to Soothe the Wounds of War: An 18-year-old Syrian refugee, now living in Barcelona, writes about the books that helped her deal with the horrors of the Syrian civil war.

Unseen Edith Wharton Play Found : Two scholars have unearthed a 1901 work called 'The Shadow of a Doubt,' written before Wharton found fame, in a Texas archive.

Margaret Atwood Wins Another Award: Atwood has been named the 17th laureate of Prague's Franz Kafka International Prize.

In Defense of Amazon's Bookstores: Alexander Chernev, for 'Fortune,' presents five arguments for why Amazon should keep opening brick-and-mortar bookstores.

Why All Poems Are Political: Unregulated and innately radical, poetry is an urgent expression of freedom, Kathleep Ossip writes at 'Electric Literature.'

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