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Everytime I decide to not invest in Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Familiar, the sheer beauty of it pulls me back in.

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A reading list for the pope: Some great catholic literature.

The reviews of Morrisey’s book aren’t all that great so this list by The Guardian about things they learned about him makes for a nice change of pace.

Experiments in perspective. A list of books narrated in the first person that are not about the narrator.

Ta-Nehisi Coates will write a Black Panther story line for Marvel.

Some book recommendations by famous people: Lauren Groff recommends book about marriage while Salman Rushdie recommends surreal masterpieces.

Amy Schumer is writing a memoir and got paid twice as much as most comedians.

On the power of the pamphlet. I still hope they’re making a comeback.

Megan Abbot publishing news!

The Oyster is shutting down. Sad to see them go.

This story about a puzzle book that drove the people of England insane with the promise of a real treasure is very funny.

Ebooks are on the decline again. Are we ever getting a hang of the market?

These book collections will make any closet worth perusing. I’m a big fan of the new Picador Modern Classics.

This is a great list of what any independent bookshop should stock in 2015. Books aren’t on the list

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