Tina Brown and Harold Evans hosted a memorial party honoring the late Ed Victor, in accordance with his wishes, covered by the NYT.
Pulitzer winner for "Buried Child" and author of forty-four plays, plus many books of short stories, essays, and memoirs Sam Shepard, 73, has died.
PBS announced a new eight-part TV series, The Great American Read, to launch in Spring 2018. The series will featured 100 of America's best-loved books, selected by the public and an advisory panel of literary professionals. Six episodes of the series will be structured around themes including Being American, Heroes, Growing Up, What We Do for Love, and more. The show will debut in May with a two hour episode and run through the summer.
A new book store, Bibliobar will open in the North Dallas area in Spring 2018, a brick-and-mortar expansion of online book subscription service MyBookBox. Owners Jessica Tresp, Chelsea Green, and Colin Green plan to have an inventory of 5,000 adult and children's books and host events. Chelsea Green previously worked at Harper Collins, and was a bookseller for seven years prior to that.