Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Weathering Harvey, Houston Booksellers Try to Stay Open...and Help
One Houston area bookstore reported trouble from flooding, while most others will re-open today after days being closed in the wake of devastating Hurricane Harvey. MORE »

Amazon Unveils Newest NYC Store, at 34th Street
At the opening of its 11th bricks and mortar bookstore this morning, which is located across the street from the Empire State Building in New York City, Amazon said it will be continuing to open a number of new stores in 2018. MORE »

V.E. Schwab Signs $1M Deal with Tor: The 'Shades of Magic' author will write four more books with the science fiction and fantasy publisher.

Vivien Leigh's Library Goes to Auction: Personal inscriptions from Winston Churchill, Orson Welles, and A.A. Milne fill the actor's library.

Fernando Pessoa’s Disappearing Act: The mysterious masterpiece of Portugal’s great modernist, 'The Book of Disquiet,' was found, in fragments, only after Pessoa’s death.

On New Technology in Fiction: The problem of representing technology in fiction is that it's scope is overwhelming—so much American fiction simply avoids mentioning it.

A Poetry Trail in Duluth: Hartley Nature Center in Duluth, Minn., has established the Connie Wanek Wildflower Trail in honor of the poet's work.


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