Writing workshops have always been fun. They allow me to spend time with people who would lo
Prior to WWII, Americans didn’t think much of softcover books.
Source: How Books Designed for Soldiers’ Pockets Changed Publishing Forever – Atlas Obscura
Excellent effort, no reason libraries cannot be publishers.. even local smaller libraries can do it, self-publish, etc.
Seeing the Lions at NYPL (Patience and Fortitude –not sure which is in the photo below) never fails to uplift my heart and soul, and if you’d like to know more about them, check out here:
The Library Lions
From colouring and picture books for children to work by adult authors including Maira Kalman, new project will celebrate the library’s role in the life of the city
MH Abrams, an esteemed critic and teacher who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and joined the elite himself by writing one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed works of criticism, has died. He was 102.
Abrams’ death was confirmed on Wednesday by the president of Cornell University, David J Skorton, who declined to give
details. According to the website of the Ithaca university, where he was a longtime member of the English department, Abrams died on Tuesday at the retirement community Kendal at Ithaca. No cause of death was given.
- M.H. Abrams, Norton anthology founder, dies at age 102 (voanews.com)
Publishers are running out of space. Not in their headquarters, some of which are larger and more imposing than ever, but in retail. The number of booksellers has been dwindling since the demise of Borders, and the largest book retailer today is Amazon, which has no physical space at all.