Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Roundup with PW

The Strand's Stand: How one of New York's most iconic bookstores keeps going in the age of Amazon.

García Márquez Archive Heads to Texas: The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of the late Nobel Prize-winning author, Gabriel García Márquez.

New Store Coming to Sag Harbor: The Long Island town's new bookstore, Harbor Books, is opening Wednesday, taking over the space previously occupied by BookHampton.

Fire Chief Suspended for Publishing Book: Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended for publishing and distributing a faith-based book to his subordinates.

HBO Airing Doc Based on 'Going Clear': Oscar winner Alex Gibney is reportedly putting the finishing touches on an HBO film that tackles the Church of Scientology, based on Lawrence Wright's 'Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & The Prison of Belief.'

Whitaker Nixes Revisions to Cosby Bio...for Now
Mark Whitaker, the former 'Newsweek' editor, and author of the recently published biography 'Cosby: His Life and Times,' admitted on Twitter last night that he was 'wrong' not to dig deeper into the accusations from various women that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them. Although the issue is largely absent from Whitatker's biography, he said that, for now, he has no plans to update the title. more »

Jessica’s Biscuit Closes Online Operation
Earlier this month, longtime cookbook specialty retailer Jessica's Biscuit closed its online web business,, which was one of the first independent, niche online bookstores. Owner Dave Strymish, who began Jessica’s in

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