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Barnes & Noble Gets New CEO, Shifting Focus Heavily To eBooks

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble changed CEOs Thursday, elevating the president of its Web site to lead the company, a surprise move that highlights th...

Kindle For Macs Debuts

PCWorld | Jared Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon has raised the stakes in a turf war among e-book sellers by releasing a beta of its Kindle software for Mac computers....

Spring Design Alex eReader To Partner With Newspapers And Publishers For Unique Branded Devices

crunchgear.com | John Biggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The company had a few interesting points about their sales strategy. Their goal isn't to sell and ship devices, although their ereader will play epub,...

Amazon Demands eBook Concessions From Publishers, May Remove More Buy Buttons

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH and BRAD STONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon.com has threatened to stop directly selling the books of some publishers online unless they agree to a detailed list of concessions regarding t...

Random House UK Tries Out Mini-eBooks, Calls Them 'Brain Shots'

The Bookseller | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Random House imprint The Bodley Head is to launch a new e-book and audiobook series, Brain Shots, featuring abbreviated and more accessible versions o...

Eating the Chuck: On Klosterman's Newest Collection

Daniel Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Roberts

Chuck Klosterman has become a household name in snarky pop culture criticism. But ultimately, his criticism suffers under the weight of his own self-conscious voice, and his newest collection further proves it.

Re-Imagining The Book: iPad, Kindle And Now Architect Rem Koolhaus

Justin McGuirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In Britain we're sceptical of the idea of the architect as intellectual. Most people probably aren't aware that there's a whole realm of architecture ...

Amazon Encore Will Publish Next Book From Bestselling Author J.A. Konrath

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SEATTLE, May 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that AmazonEncore, Amazon's publishing imprint, will release the newest book...

William T. Vollman's Exploration Of Female Grace In 'Kissing The Mask' (New York Review)

The New York Review of Books | Ian Buruma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In Kissing the Mask, not a literary fiction this time, Vollmann sets out on an equally romantic quest, for the secret of female grace, feminine beauty...

Haskell Captures the Dynamics Underlying an American Icon in Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penelope Andrew

Film scholar Molly Haskell couldn't have been a more perfect choice for Yale University Press to tap for an Icons of America volume that explicates the phenomenon of Gone with the Wind.

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you missed the weekend's big book reviews, no need to fear: you can catch up with the highlights below! "Innocent," Scott Turow The New York Times...

David Shields: 'Plots Are For Dead People

The Millions | David Shields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We live in a post-narrative, post-novel world. Plots are for dead people. Novelly novels exist, of course, and whenever I'm on a plane, it's all I see...

In Defense Of The Old Wives' Tale

The Guardian | Germaine Greer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

'A foolish story, such as is told by garrulous old women' is how the Oxford dictionary defines an old wives' tale. Despite being treated with contempt...

Amazon UK Sells Terrorist Book Used By Teenage White Supremacist: Should It Be Removed?

UK Press Association | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Online retailer Amazon is facing pressure to stop selling copies of terrorist books downloaded by a teenage white supremacist whose racist father prod...

Kai Bird on Israel-Palestine: Cancel the Apocalypse (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Kai Bird, as a Pulitzer-grade biographer and historian, is drawn to the apocalyptic. He's been "obsessed with things atomic," as he says -- with bomb...

Book Trailer Award Nominees Announced: MobyLives To Host The Best And Worst Of Book Trailers

MobyLives | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Finalists for the first annual Moby Awards for the Best and Worst Book Trailers have been announced, a day later than promised. "Let's just say there ...

Nebula Award Winners: Science Fiction And Fantasy Writing Recognized

tor.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Since 1965, the Nebula Awards are given each year by the Science Fiction Writers of America for outstanding works of science fiction, fantasy, or rela...

Christopher Hitchens's Memoir 'Hitch-22' Is Brilliantly Witty, But Where Are The Women?

Times UK | Lynn Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Christopher Hitchens is one of the great conversationalists of our age and his wit, style and erudition are brilliantly deployed in this glittering au...

11 Presidents' Favorite Books (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Presidents have always been great readers and history has always been interested in their favorite books. But what do those books say about our leader...

'Undateable': The Dating Dealbreakers That Men Should Always Avoid (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the new book, "Undateable," by Anne Coyle and Ellen Rakieten, men are put to task for the awful decisions that they make on dates. From horrible fa...

Borders Starts Hosting Book Clubs

The Chicago Tribune | Sandra M. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

n the increasingly brutal book wars, Borders Group Inc. is learning what coffeehouses long have known: Encourage shoppers to think of you as a home aw...

A is for Amy & Adonis: Chapter H

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Crandell

She was trying to cheer up Amy even though Amy was already feeling happy. This made no sense at all - except if you were Eustazia.

For St. Patrick's Day, Top 10 Books About Ireland

Christian Science Monitor | Marjorie Kehe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Looking for something good to read on St. Patrick's Day? You've got your pick when it comes to both great Irish literature and that by the multitude o...

Publishing Interview: James Bridle

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Hugh McGuire

There are countless armchair philosophers out there who write about the "future of publishing." James Bridle actually practices that future, right now.

Rare Irish Books

Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Beginning today, March 17, 2010 - St. Patrick's Day - Irish bookhounds and hounds of rare Irish books, art, and eiriana - or simply those blessed with...