Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Roundup with PW

NEH Chair Resigns as Trump Renews Bid to Eliminate Arts, Library Funding
The president's latest budget proposal once again seeks to terminate the NEH, NEA, and virtually all federal library funding. In a related move, NEH Chairman William Adams announced his immediate resignation.
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Amazon Books Opens in New York City
Amazon will open its seventh bookstore, and first in New York City—the heart of U.S. trade publishing and the hometown of Barnes & Noble—on May 25.
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Comics, the King of Libraries
As demand for graphic novels in libraries grows, so do attempts to remove certain titles from library shelves. Librarians talked with PW about censorship as well as the need to also collect digital and self-published graphic novels.
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B&N CEO Defends the Bookstore: Demos Parneros sees the new stores that is opening as proof there is still a need for brick-and-mortar book retailing.

Anthony Wiener Loses a Book Deal: The former congressman was working on a tell-all book, but his latest sexting scandal involving an underage girl sank the project.

French Literary Bad Boy Comes to U.S.: Michel Houellebecq is about to open his first exhibition in the U.S., a multimedia work titled 'French Bashing.'

A Literary Guide to 'Twin Peaks': The original iteration of David Lunch and Mark Frost's beautiful, bonkers show was abundant with literary references. Here's the lowdown.

Elisabeth Moss's Next Adaption: The 'Handmaid’s Tale' star will star in, and executive produce, a series about Typhoid Mary, to be based on Mary Beth Keane’s novel 'Fever.'


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