Monday, April 27, 2009

Book News, In Brief

It's not funny. I know it's not funny. Still, who hasn't felt this way while inside Wal-Mart?

Hoping for a bit of the same re-branding & re-evaluation that Al Gore received with the release of An Inconvenient Truth, England's Prince Charles is planning to release his own environmentally themed book and film in 2010.

After two years of political controversy and community small-mindedness, The Stonewall Library and Archives -- a collection of gay-themed materials -- finally opened in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Here's hoping they didn't order their books from Amazon!

From CBR: "BOOM! Studios announced today that Roger Langridge's The Muppet Show Comic Book #2 [...] has sold out - a week before the issue hits store shelves!" If you haven't checked out the first issue yet, you're missing out on something strangely brilliant.

Here's a cool idea. A group of Canadians plan to place permanent markers displaying text from stories and poems in the locations where they take place. The markers are being called "Bookmarks Across Canada,' and the first one was unveiled last week at the Prince Edward Viaduct. (I wonder: How long 'til we get a Scott Pilgrim marker at the Casa Loma?)