“Buying literature has become cool again," proclaims Paul Levinson, a communications professor at Fordham, in a New York Times article about how e-readers are shattering the stigma of being a bookworm. A recent iPad buyer agrees: “It’s almost like having a new baby . . . people approach me and ask to see it, to touch it, how much I like it. That rarely happens with dead-tree books.”

Lovecraft

New York magazine details the history of the ailing Barnes and Noble and the current behind-the-scenes power struggle between founder Len Riggio and his rival Ron Burkle to control its future. 

Have you ever looked at a white chocolate truffle and wondered: "What black arts could have stripped this chocolate of its natural hue?"  At McSweeney's Luke Burns has, imagining H. P. Lovecraft as a candy copywriter for Whitman's Sampler. 

Who are the world's highest paid authors? Don't ask—you probably already know.

Tonight, Taylor Plimpton reads from his new book, Notes from the Night, at Manhattan's McNally Jackson books—perhaps a precursor to another romp on the town and the makings of a sequel to Plimpton's chronicle of city life. 

 

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