Still from Norwegian Wood

Is Twitter ushering in a new, better kind of relationship between authors and readers?

The movie adaptation of Haruki Muramaki's Norwegian Wood is now in theaters.

Via NPR, how self-publishing “paranormal romances” earned 27-year-old author Amanda Hocking over $2 million and a book deal last year.

Barnes & Noble has dropped its Nook e-reader, betting that it “can't finance the future of the book business while it's still lashed to the past of the book business.”

Courtesy of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Samuel Beckett’s doodlings.

At the New York Review of Books blog, Janet Malcolm free associates about the papers of a mid-century New York emigre psychiatrist, and Hilton Als free associates about Janet Malcolm.