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Literary tourism might become a thing now that Boston has its own literary district to lure more visitors.

The Toast is introducing The Butter, a new vertical (which is like a spin-off) of the website. It will be run by Roxane Gay, so we’re definitely looking forward to it!

Book Riot lists 10 of the best literary TED talks. Have fun soaking up ideas!

New literary publishing model Pigeonhole will publish stories in a serialized manner. Are we moving back to periodicals? Because I’d like that!

Crime and Punishment is being turned into a musical! The Dostoevsky masterpiece will make Raskolnikov sing and dance while being in ethical peril. Go Russia!

Maybe double-check your work before it gets published. Publisher Harper forgot about this and published Anthony Horowitz’ newest Sherlock Holmes novel complete with angry notes between editor and author. Hilarious for us, but less so for them.

UK is trying to call to life ‘Super Thursday’, which will happen this Thursday when 315 new hardcover books are being sold for the first time. Many of the most anticipated works of the year will hit the shelves and booksellers are looking forward to long long lines in front of their stores.

My old teacher Erik Kwakkel has done it again! His medieval manuscript research has yet again gained international headlines, this time with doodles made by bored scribes on a 1000 year old manuscript.

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Bored to Death book club is set up by two sisters who love to read and have nothing better to do than to start a book club.

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