Ths wk n Pblshng
Via Pblshrs Lnch, Knpf annced tht bstsllng athr Chrstphr Palini’s nxt novl wll b namd BRISINGR, th Nrse wrd fr fire. No wrd on hw he wll spnd hs spre vowls.
Thanks to reader Gerri Baxter for pointing me to an article on destination bookstores (where people aren’t reading). I would absolutely endorse their selection of City Lights, Elliott Bay, Powell’s, and The Strand (I’m sure the others are swell too but I haven’t been), and I will raise them Borderlands of San Francisco, Cody’s in Berkeley, Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, KY (which, randomly, I’ve visited), and Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books in the West Village of NYC, which…. I mean, doesn’t the name just say it all? (add your favorites in the comments!)
Maya Reynolds has the goods on how the Directors Guild deal affects the Writer’s Strike. Someone is going to have to cave. Couldn’t we all just agree on payment in the form of Dwight Schrute bobbleheads and call it a day?
It’s award season! Among the notables, the Newbery went to Laura Amy Schlitz for GOOD MASTERS! SWEET LADIES! VOICES FROM A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE, the Caldecott went to Brian Selznick for THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, the Printz went to Geraldine McCaughrean for THE WHITE DARKNESS, the NBCC Shortlist was announced, and the Edgar Award nominees were announced.
And finally, Nathan Bransford’s 2007 Book-To-Film Adaptation Award goes to (who else) Cormac McCarthy and the Coen Brothers for “No Country For Old Men,” which scared the living crap out of me. I am still recovering. Slowly.
Have a great weekend!