If you still haven’t had enough Harry…

Harry's Back! Well, in a manner of speaking. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone this fall, Scholastic will issue a special edition of the book, with added material from J.K. Rowling as well as new cover art and a frontispiece by Mary GrandPré. The new cover (which fans can pore … [Read more...]

The Legendary Harvard Bookstore For Sale

It's not a big surprise but Harvard Book Store is for sale. Owner Frank Kramer is 66 and thinking about the next phase of his life. He's hired Ridge Hill Partners, a boutique mergers and acquisition intermediary firm in Needham, to manage the sale. Please see below for more on the announcement of the … [Read more...]

Solstice Summer Writers’ Conference June Reading Series

THE SOLSTICE SUMMER WRITERS' CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES ITS JUNE READING SERIES AT PINE MANOR COLLEGE [Chestnut Hill, MA, May, 2008] Pine Manor College announces its annual Solstice Summer Writers' Conference Reading Series. All readings are held in the Founder's Room of Pine Manor College, located at 400 Heath Street in Chestnut Hill. Copies … [Read more...]

James Frey (A Million Little Pieces) Publishes New Novel

When James Frey imploded as a memoirist in 2006, many said his A Million Little Pieces should have been-and perhaps initially was-presented as a novel, and that Frey-a sometimes screenwriter-was, both by nature and design, a fiction writer. Bright Shiny Morning is his first official book of fiction. If it's not quite a novel, less believable in its … [Read more...]

Rick Riordan’s New, Interactive Series

Scholastic has signed Rick Riordan, author of the bestselling Percy Jackson series, for an ambitious multiplatform middle-grade adventure series that will debut next September. The 39 Clues will incorporate a book publishing program, collectible cards, an online game and more than $100,000 in prizes. The program features 10 books about a powerful … [Read more...]

Tommy Lee Jones to Direct and Star in Adaptation of Hemmingway Novel

Tommy Lee Jones will adapt, direct, produce and star in a film based on Ernest Hemingway's  Islands in the Stream. Morgan Freeman and John Goodman are also rumored to participate in the film. "Islands" centers on the various life stages of a reclusive male painter named Thomas Hudson before, during and after World War II, after he moves to the … [Read more...]

New Erin Hunter series to be on the “Today Show”

For those of you who are already fans of the "Warrior" books get ready for the first installement of Hunter's  new series entitled "The Seekers: the Quest Begins" due out on May 27th! Al Roker of the Today Show has picked "The Quest Begins" for one of his book club picks. Roker Picks 'Seekers' On The Today … [Read more...]

And He Still Finds Time to Read!

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Barack Obama was recently spotted carrying a copy of Fareed Zakaria’s “The Post-American World.” (For the May 11th New York Times Book Review of Zakaria's new book, visit http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/11/books/review/Joffe-t.html?_r=1&ref=books&oref=slogin.) … [Read more...]

Political news driving you a little crazy?…

...Then pick up Matt Taibbi's latest gonzo-journalism-inspired book, The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire.  Taibbi's shoot-from-the-hip style is not for everyone, but if you take his writing with a grain of salt, (or a glass of whiskey) you'll have a fair … [Read more...]

LOLcat lovers: Rejoice!

I Can Has Cheezburger?: A LOLcat Colleckshun will be released November 4, 2008. This "colleckshun" from www.icanhascheezburger.com will include both classic favorites as well as brand new LOLcats with the hilarious captions in LOLspeak, of course. Please browse the few LOLcats below and get pumped for the release of the book this fall! … [Read more...]