Anyone not just arrived from Mars is probably aware that Scotland is due to vote later this year in a referendum on whether to stay within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or resume its existence as an independent country. The UK’s Conservative Party, meanwhile, under pressure from the UK Independence Party, […]
From Mediabistro’s GalleyCat comes the intriguing news that Hogarth Press, an imprint of Random House, has commissioned a series of novelizations of Shakespeare’s plays, to be written by well-known authors. As the article explains: “The project will open with Anne Tyler rewriting The Taming of the Shrew and Jeanette Winterson retelling The Winter’s Tale. The [...]
Random House’s Hogarth fiction imprint will publish prose versions of William Shakespeare‘s plays, commissioning bestselling novelists to write The Hogarth Shakespeare.
The project will open with Anne Tyler rewriting The Taming of the Shrew and Jeanette Winterson retelling The Winter’s Tale. The program will open in 2016, marking the 400th anniversary of the great author’s passing. Winterson had this comment in the release:
Penguin will introduce its new Book Truck and the Book Pushcart at BookExpo America this week, crossing a mobile library with a food truck.
The 27-foot-long Book Truck contains two bookshelves with 96 feet of shelf space, LED lighting, awnings and café tables and chairs. The Book Pushcart was “inspired by the design of the classic New York City hotdog cart.” The mobile booksellers will travel the country, you can track them at the Penguin Book Truck site. Here’s more from the release:
He browsed the books like a giant looking for something to read. Some were small enough to fit into a fold of his hand. Many of the books were illegibly small, and he didn’t know what they were all about. But reading them was never the point.
Neale Albert, 75, is a collector of miniature books, and he may be the most serious collector living in New York. By definition, miniature books are properly printed and bound, and for the most part no larger than three inches. Mr. Albert has over 4,000 of them, some the size of matchboxes
On April 23, less than forty-eight hours from now, World Book Night will be upon us. April 23 was selected for the event to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday and UNESCO’s International Day of the Book as a night to share the love of books. Tens of thousands of people will be giving out paperback copies of selected books to light readers and non-readers in hopes of spurring a love for reading. Although most of the titles are for adults, a few teen and young adult books are included in the mix. Over a half a million books