Dec 21, 2012 @ 12:11:00 am
Random House held its first-ever public open house last week. For a twenty-five dollar entrance fee, participants got to listen to editors talk about the making of a bestseller, listen to Kurt Andersen and Emily Bazelon discuss current affairs, and sit in on a panel about giving books as gifts.
Did you know Bill Gates has his own book review website? Moby Lives flagged it first, and even after careful scrutiny, we’re still struggling to believe that it’s not a spoof.
Jon Cotner, the poet laureate of the stroll and co-author of Ten Walks/Two Talks, has posted a slideshow about another one of his interactive jaunts, this time asking strangers on the street: What do you want for the holidays?
June Thomas talks with Fred Bass, the owner of the legendary Strand Bookstore, on the latest edition of Slate’s Afterword
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