Friday, November 6, 2009

Book News, In Brief

One less reason to visit your neighborhood bookstore: Google Magazines! (Sniff, sniff. We'll miss your awkward porno purchases.)

One more reason to visit your neighborhood bookstore: Borders will shutter approximately 200 of its remaining 330 mall-based Waldenbooks by January. Feign surprise. (Via)

Over at The Huffington Post, Debbie Stier asks (and answers!) the question, Does Twitter really sell books? (Via: Twitter -- proof that it's good for at least one thing.)

This Sunday's New York Times will feature a list of 2009's Top 10 Illustrated Books. To learn what the lemmings will be requesting en masse, head on over to (Just do us a favor and ignore their embedded Amazon links, okay?)