Good news: the East Village’s St. Mark’s Bookshop, which must leave its longtime location at 31 Third Avenue, has raised enough money online that it can now sign a new lease at a new location.
“God is trying to kill me.” And: “I asked this guy to marry me, and it scared him off.” The Awl has printed a number of Paul Legault’s “translations” of Emily Dickinson poems, which were recently collected in Legault’s The Emily Dickinson Reader (McSweeney’s).
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted of serial child molestation early this summer, is apparently writing a book from jail. One would hope he chooses a better title than the one he used for his first (and only) book: Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story. He will be sentenced in September.
In a statement yesterday that began “Apple has not settled with the Government,” the tech giant filed an opposition to the government’s proposed settlement with publishers Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins over the e-book price fixing case.
At Salon, Laura Miller argues that the female authors write YA novels for the same reason that male authors don’t: because there’s a lack of prestige associated with the genre.
For the first time ever, scientists have used DNA to encode a book. And not only that—at the current rate of development, researchers say that within the next five to ten years, it will be cheaper to store information in DNA than in traditional digital mediums. There’s no word on which book was encoded, only that it was 53,000 words long.