Lede Lackeys Waiting for the Pop of Champagne

It’s slim pickens on the literary news front. For obvious reasons. But we’ll see what we can do:

  • The latest addition to the bookstore? Day care.
  • Birmingham, AL is more literate than New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Alas, not even Birmingham could beat San Francisco. For those who missed the survey, here are the results.
  • Apparently, it was a good year for Canadian writers. Perhaps a little of that edumucation and social program stuff up north might have something to do with it?
  • There’s also a books quiz at the Observer, for those interested.
  • Gray Lady. Manga! Gray Lady.
  • Christianity Today names the best books of the year. Believe it or not, Markson made the list.
  • NPR remembers the writers who passed on this year.
  • And yes, folks, it’s official. Sales of consumer electronics surpassed book sales for the first time.


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