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Quick Links for Monday

Quick Links for Monday

Monday’s are always busy.  Here are the things you need to know about today: The National Book Foundation announced its “5 Under 35″ list today, and among those honored are Ceridwen Dovey and Josh Weil.  Check out the full list here. The Huffington Post launched its new books section today.  It’s very busy, but then [...]

Quoted

Quoted

Helen DeWitt, writing about the inherent flaws of The Millions’ best of the millennium series (via Lee Konstantinou): I got an email a while back from The Millions asking me to nominate my top 5 books for the new millennium, with the following constraints: they must be fiction, they must be available in English. The [...]

My Best of the Decade: Are We Laughing Yet?

My Best of the Decade:  Are We Laughing Yet?

As regular readers of this site know, I contributed to the “pro” list of The Millions Best Books of the Millennium (So Far).  You can read what I had to say about one of the books chosen by popular decree, Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude, here.  As I stated on this blog, however, I [...]

Social Publishing & More Good Stuff

Social Publishing & More Good Stuff

One of the most consistently thought provoking and informative blogs on the web is The Lone Gunman.  Some of you no doubt follow it after Jason Kottke gave it a plug a few months back.  For those who haven’t taken the time to check it out, now would be a great time to start, as [...]

Best of the Millennium?

Best of the Millennium?

I know I’ve been talking about this all week long, but it’s all been building to this moment.  Today, The Millions revealed its pick for the best fiction of the millennium (so far).  The top choice was The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. Author Margot Livesey writes about the book: Illuminated by Jonathan Franzen’s brilliant prose, [...]

Branding: The Future of Publishing?

Branding:  The Future of Publishing?

Bob Stein has written a very thoughtful and compelling post about the future of bookstores at if:book, the website for the Institute for the Future of the Book.  It’s an excellent piece, so please click through to read it in its entirety, but I’ll try to summarize a bit of it here.  His thesis is [...]

Get Linked

Get Linked

It’s Wednesday afternoon, which means there’s a lot out there to point out.  Here’s what we’re excited about at the moment: Boing Boing has a post about this incredible bookstore now inhabiting an old church.  It’s bookstore porn, though, as one of the commenters laments, no wifi.  Darn. I’m mentioning it again:  The Millions will [...]

Excerpts!

Excerpts!

Two exciting excerpts (you have admit, that’s an awesome alliteration — another one!) are happening on the internet this week.  First, all this week, HTMLGIANT is excerpting Mark Bibbins’ new book of poetry The Dance of No Hard Feelings.  Today’s entry features a poem written with one of my favorite poets (yes, I have favorite [...]

Meet the Bookseller: Alanna

Meet the Bookseller:  Alanna

Click here to view the embedded video. We’re back with another in our wildly popular series Meet the Bookseller (for the previous installment, click here).  This time, we’re talking with Customer Service Manager Alanna Kirby.  There’s significantly less gum chewing in this video and significantly more giggling.  Hope you enjoy it. Click here to buy [...]

The Millions Counts Down the Best Fiction of the Millennium

The Millions Counts Down the Best Fiction of the Millennium

Well, really it’s just the best of the decade, since, you know, the millennium is only one decade long so far.  Anyway, Max has put together an impressive panel of about 60 experts to vote for the best.  Each day, they’re posting five books, with the number one book coming on Friday, so stay tuned [...]

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