Brooklyn's Greenlight Bookstore

New York magazine has a feature on the city's indie bookstores, including a breakdown of sales and operating costs for Brooklyn's Greenlight Bookstore (they actually make a profit of more than $11,000 a month), a poll of some NY authors’ favorite shops (Jonathan Ames praises BookCourt for allowing him to have a knife-thrower at a recent reading), and recommended fall titles from booksellers.

Always look on the bright side of life: Tim Martin of the Telegraph, granted access to the British Library's recently acquired J. G. Ballard papers, found a cheering note in the manuscript margins of the grisly dystopian novel Crash, where Ballard wrote in all-caps: "STRESS GOOD ASPECTS."

Focusing on authors such as Lydia Davis, Tom McCarthy, and David Mitchell, The Guardian wonders if experimental fiction is "making a comeback." Meanwhile, The Independent suggests that mainstream fiction is becoming more literary

Jacket Copy blogger Carolyn Kellogg has joined the Los Angeles Times books department as a staff writer "devoted to covering news, reviews and more in the world of books."