This Week in Book News

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Once a week we will be posting a round up of links we thought were of interest during the week. I hope you enjoy them.

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/30/amazon-won-t-kill-the-indie-bookstore.html

 

A great look at why Indie’s matter. Bill Morris is very cool.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2014/aug/01/chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-americanah-podcast

 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about stuff with The Guardian. She is charming and smart and odd.

 

http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/book-review-the-quick/

 

A review of one of my favorite books of the year. The Quick by Lauren Owen.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/jul/29/reading-american-cities-new-york-books

 

New York City in books. Should we go back there as a group? Yes, please.

 

 

http://htmlgiant.com/reviews/sortes-poundianae/

 

I love reviews of old books. Here on HTMLGiant John Rufo walks us through his trek through Pound’s Cantos. Inspiring me to read this book? Maybe.

 

http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/George-Saunders-Short-Stories-to-Read

 

George Saunders recommends short stories to aliens on Oprah’s website. No, seriously.

 

http://www.mhpbooks.com/baldwins-voice-on-editing-a-collection-of-interviews-with-james-baldwin/

 

Over at Melville House Sal Robinson writes about the task of editing a collection of interviews with James Baldwin.

 

http://flavorwire.com/469812/you-get-what-you-pay-for-the-unfortunate-publication-of-three-new-j-d-salinger-stories

 

Flovorwire’s Jason Diamond writes about the publication of three new Salinger stories. He doesn’t like the stories and doesn’t like the treatment they got. I think he should probably calm down a little.

 

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118900/ira-glass-says-shakespeare-sucks-hes-wrong

 

Ira Glass wrote that Shakespeare sucks and the world wet nuts.

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