Harper Collins says that it’s e-books will self-destruct after being checked out of libraries 26 times. The round number is supposedly derived from how long a physical book lasts in a library. A librarian begs to differ.
The Believer magazine has published the short list for its book award. Go, Skippy!
Atlanta’s Laurel Snyder has been nominated for the American Booksellers Asssociation’s EB White Award for Penny Dreadful. Go, Laurel!
The Guardina has launched a new childrens book section. It looks fantastic.
On a completely unrelated note, you need to check out Rolling Stone’s Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail?
The least convincing trend piece of the year? All male book clubs: “Once men used to get together to watch sport and drink beer. Now they have muscled in on a female craze” and “…anecdotally male books groups are definitely on the rise.” Yes, definitely.
The Fantastic Mr. Fox – the family opera. Whistle, click, click.
Movie watch: Peter Guralnick’s fantastic Last Train to Memphis is reportedly headed to the big screen.