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  • The incredible shrinking Barnes & Noble

    The incredible shrinking Barnes & Noble
    Big box bookstores such as Barnes & Noble were once considered a major threat to the health of the book-selling industry, offering discounts, massive selections and lattes that independent bookstores could not. Now things have changed: Barnes & Noble is...
  • Make it stop: Jane Austen via 'Downton Abbey' in new book

    Jane Austen has been dead for close to 200 years, but it's hard to imagine she's gotten much rest in her grave in Westminster Abbey, what with all the rewrites, updates and zombifications of her work. We get it: her books are much beloved, and readers...
  • Blame the Nook? Barnes & Noble chief executive resigns

    William Lynch, the chief executive of Barnes & Noble, resigned Monday. The news was announced late in the day Eastern time, effective immediately. Lynch had been CEO since 2010. Should we blame the Nook? Barnes & Noble's efforts to battle the Amazon...
  • Barnes & Noble rewrites its Nook tablet strategy

    Barnes & Noble is getting out of the color tablet business (mostly). It announced Tuesday that it will cease production of its color Nook tablets -- although it plans to allow third parties to produce them, under pending licensing deals. Could this be a...
  • Steven Colbert and Colum McCann talk '50 Shades,' James Joyce

    What do a National Book Award-winning novelist and popular TV host Stephen Colbert talk about when they get together? "Fifty Shades of Grey," of course. And also James Joyce. Colum McCann, who won the National Book Award for his novel "Let the Great...
  • Turkish publisher joins Istanbul protests -- and is attacked

    Turkish publisher joins Istanbul protests -- and is attacked
    The head of Turkey’s biggest publishing house is a 32-year-old, Istanbul-raised, Boston-educated sociologist with a smart nose for business and the good sense to steer clear of politics — until now. Can Oz runs the publishing house Can...
  • Susan Choi is flirting with disaster--and love--in her new novel

    Susan Choi's fourth novel, "My Education," is a tricky book to categorize. On the one hand, it's a campus novel, narrated by Regina Gottlieb, a graduate student in literature who falls under the sway of a charismatic professor and his wife at a university...
  • Shirley Jones' memoir reportedly dropping sexy Joan Collins tale

    Joan Collins, the 80-year-old "Dynasty" star, reportedly asked to be removed from Shirley Jones' tell-all autobiography in a scene involving the offer of an orgy. Jones recently published "Shirley Jones: A Memoir." In the book, the "Partridge Family"...
  • What's happening to CalArts' literary journal Black Clock?

    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. The California Institute of the Arts launched its literary journal Black Clock in 2004 with pieces by some of the best writers of the moment: David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Lethem, Aimee Bender...
  • Inspired by the Ravens: Literary NFL teams?

    The Super Bowl-bound Baltimore Ravens get their name from the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, making them the most literary NFL team. They can thank the people of Baltimore, who chose the name during a poll conducted by the Baltimore Sun. The radio...
  • The history of Charles Dickens (sort of) via the Smiths (sort of)

    "As everybody knows," sings Charles Dickens, "I started writing prose." Under the 19th-century facial hair is English actor and musician Mathew Baynton. He presents the life and works of Charles Dickens in a three-minute pop song that sounds like it...