Friday, December 5, 2008

Book News, In Brief

They were racially insensitive and demeaning to women, but goddamn those old romance covers sure were gorgeous. Well, until the 80's, anyway. The art wasn't much better in the 90's, but at least they'd finally gotten around to objectifying White males.

You have to commend Penguin. When it came time to freeze pay raises, they started at the top. On behalf of low income, low on the totem employees everywhere, allow me to say: I hope this ends before I become a high income, high on the totem employee!

The New York Public Library is going to make some lucky book thief very happy. In addition to the $100,000 Michelangelo book that the library unveiled last week, they'll soon be housing one of the seven, original editions of J.K. Rowling's most recent PotterWorld book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard. 'Bard's current value? A cool $4 million.