Jul 19, 2012 @ 12:07:00 am
What the Library of Immediacy will look like.
Outcry and a debate over the value of academic presses has erupted in response to the University of Missouri’s recent decision to close its publishing house and reinvent it as something different. In an email that went out this week, university officials announced plans to defund the press, and relaunch it as a new publishing operation run by four paid staffers and five grad student interns. In addition to scholarly books, the more than fifty-year-old press has put out collected works by Langston Hughes and Ralph Waldo Emerson, as well as other general-interest titles.
What do measures to protect independent bookstores look like around the world? In Paris and Israel, they take the form of fixing book prices (and some Parisian municipalities offer subsidies to the stores), while in the U.S., saving local bookstores
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