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Ellsworth Remembered: The NYT obit for the first publisher of the New York Review of Books.
B&N Profit: ZDNet wonders whether the Nook will alter the profit equation when Barnes & Noble reports its earnings today.
Make Borders Stores like Apple Stores: That’s one idea a private equity firm has for the bookseller. From AnnArbor.com.
Whitcoulls Absorbs Borders New Zealand: All Borders in New Zealand will become Whitcoulls stores. From the National Business Review.
European E-Growth: The Bookseller reports good digital growth in Europe despite the threat of encroaching US E-book companies.
Haiku for Keanu: Salon rounds up some hilarious haiku supposedly written by, but also sort of written against, Keanu Reeves (who, it turns out, is a budding author in several genres).
Borders Bidder: Borders says it will name a bidder by July 1 and commence the sale of all its assets. From Reuters.
Book Scanning UK: PaidContent reports that Google is about to scan 250,000 out-of-copyright books for the British Library.
Will the Home Library Survive?: The Independent wonders whether the home library will survive the rise of the e-book.
Jimmy Connors Memoir: HarperCollins has signed up a memoir by the tennis star, due in June 2012. From AP.
Radcliffe on Pottermore: He says he knows nothing… From the LA Times.
Goodnight Keith Moon: That’s the title of the latest in a growing string of bedtime book parodies. From the Guardian.
Galley Grab: Salon reports on Abebooks recent sale of rare galleys.
Kindle Spam: Reuters looks at the Spam books clogging Amazon’s Kindle store.
New Nook Reviewed : Good E-Reader takes a good look at the new Nook Simple Touch.
App Hope: Book publishers in the UK are hopeful about the potential of apps, reports the Guardian.
Kinney on ‘Wimpy’: Jeff Kinney tells EW about the present and future of his wildly successful book series.
More on Pottermore: Futurebook has some details about what it might be, maybe, sorta…
Annie’s Book Shop Turns 30: The Nashua bookseller celebrates its 30th year. From the Nashua Telegraph.
Evanovich Speaks: She tells USA Today all about her love of entering the world of her character Stephanie Plum.
Borders to Save More Stores: PaidContent reports on a deal between Borders and its lenders that could save more stores.
Apple Vs. Amazon: CNN wonders whether Amazon will comply with Apple’s new in-app purchase rules, and, if not, whether Apple will book the Kindle app from the App Store.
Brooklyn Book Fest: Here’s a list of confirmed authors appearing at this year’s Brooklyn Book Fest. From the Brooklyn Paper.
Saving a Bookstore from Hockey Fans: A Vancouver resident defends his local bookstore from rioting hockey fans. From the Globe and Mail.
More Potter: JK Rowling has unveiled a mysterious Web site at www.pottermore.com. From Digital Spy.
Publishers Remember 9/11: AP looks at publishers’ low-key plans for 9/11 remembrance this year.
Timothy Leary’s Papers: the New York Public Library has bought them. From the NYT.
Go the F**k to The Top of the Bestseller List: Meet Adam Mansbach, the dad behind Go the F**k to Sleep. From Salon.
Bizarre Minister: Australian booksellers call their Small Business Minister’s remark about the upcoming death of bookstores “irresponsible” and “bizarre.” From Smart Company.
Apple Bypass: How publishers can get around Apple’s App store with HTML5 Web apps. From Mediashift.
Book Flogger: The Philadelphia Inquirer looks at how an author must flog her book daily to promote it.
Che Diary: An unreleased Che Guevara diary has been released in Cuba. From the Guardian.
Barnes & Slowble: A survey finds that B&N has some of the slowest customer service among e-tailers.
The ‘Waste Land’ Model: Salon looks at how the new T.S. Eliot app is the best example yet of a book app.
The End of Bookstores: The Australian Minister for Small Business has predicted that online shopping will kill bookstores within five years. From the Sydney Morning Herald.
Digital-Only Kids’ Books: A look at a very cool choose-your-own-adventure-type series that is also the first all-digital, Kindle-only kids’ book series. From the Bookseller.
Uncle Tom Re-met: The NYT looks back at ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin.’
Argo Bookshop for Sale: The Montreal store is for sale, according to Quill & Quire.
Carole King Memoir: The singer-songwriter will publish her first memoir with Grand Central in April 2012. From the NYT.
Amazon Tablet: Pocket-Lint speculates that Amazon will stream movies to its rumored tablet.
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Bookstore Opening in Altoona: Read Green Books is opening in Altoona, PA. From the Altoona Mirror.
Winning ‘Horse’: ‘War Horse,’ based on a 1982 novel, took multiple awards at the Tonys. From the NYT.
Goodbye Amazon Affiliates: Amazon is terminating affiliate relationships in Connecticut and Arkansas due to online taxes.
Rushdie to Write for TV: Salman Rushdie is working on a sci-fi drama for Showtime. From the Guardian.
Comics Reboot: DC Comics has announced it will restart 52 comics series from issue number 1.
Facebook’s Influence on Writing: The Chronicle of Higher Ed contemplates the negative effects of Facebook on student writing.
And Journalism…: ArsTechnica wonders something similar as the above about the Internet’s effect on Journalism.
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Orange Tea Obreht: The 25-year-old writer has won the prestigious Orange Prize, and says she doesn’t feel she’s earned it. From the Guardian.
10 Summer Reads: Malcolm Jones offers 10 new books to read this summer. From Newsweek/ Book Beast.
Kobo in Five Languages: The Digital Reader reports that Kobo has started selling e-books in Spanish, German, French, Italian and Dutch, in addition to English.
Patchett on the Writing Life: Ann Patchett tells the Guardian about her new novel, set in the Amazon.
Why E-books Are Bad for You: PC World explains–it has, among other things, to do with copyright.
George Saunders Interviewed: From Bomb. The headline links to part 1. Here’s part 2.
No Nook for Nook: One Boston Herald columnist can’t let herself love her e-reader.
Pogue on New E-Readers: The NYT tech columnist reviews the new Nook and Kobo touch readers.
Borders Looks to Downsize HQ: Borders is looking into some smaller spaces for its headquarters in Michigan. From The Detroit News.
Pearlman Wins Malamud Prize: Edith Pearlman has won the PEN/ Malamud award for short fiction. From AP
Collapsing House of Books: The house of a Canadian woman who saved a giant collection of books from being burned is now collapsing under the weight of those books. From the Guardian.
Bookstore Revived: An former employee will reopen KY’s Morgan-Adams books under a new name. From Kentucky.com.
Authors on Film: Salon looks at a new series of books in which literary authors write about movies.