In more Save Our Libraries News, the Decatur Public Library is hosting a “Mysterious Evening” fundraiser on March 12. Mark your calendars! The event will feature Karin Slaughter and other local authors, will have auction items from the likes of Neil Gaiman, and other cool stuff. More on this as thew date gets closer.
On the other side of the country, Glasgow band Biffy Clyro and author Mark Danielewski are featured in what looks to be the coolest benefit going. The event is sponsored by Spin Magazine and proceeds go to Homeboy Industries – “a Los Angeles-based non-profit that helps at-risk and former gang-involved youth become contributing members of the community.” I wanna go.
In a surprise move that has shaken our own anti-comics curmudgeon Dr J to his very core, Congressman John Lewis (my representative) will be publishing a graphic novel about his experiences in the Civil Rights movement.
You need to spend some time with the Malcolm Gladwell book generator. Heh.
Apparently, the on-again/off-again Moneyball movie is back on and coming soon.
The Top 50 Essential Non-Fiction Books for Weirdos. Hey! Just Kids made the cut. Sweet.
This is clearly the best newspaper correction in the history of the modern era.
Amazon is going to add “real page numbers” to its Kindle books so you digital-types will have some idea of what the rest of us are lugging around.
This has nothing to do with books, but since I am usually giving Texas a hard time, it is worth taking time to point out that Austin is awesome.