Monday, November 16, 2009

Book News, In Brief

Good news for Goodwill: Your free-standing bookstore is the only bookstore making any money. Bad news for Goodwill: Y'all are beggars, and where's the pride in that?

Bad News for Borders: The economists at The Motley Fool think you're going to go the same route as Circuit City. Good news for Borders: My brother who doesn't read thinks you're rad.

Clip and save: A wallet-sized cheat-sheet listing the many lies and mistakes found in Sarah Palin's soon-to-be bestseller, Going Rogue. Now you're really gonna be a blast to have at parties.

A nose always knows: "The complex perfume of aging books" has been broken down into its "component chemicals" by research scientists who hope this can be used to help with preservation and restoration.

I only care cuz it'll make me money: When Stephenie Meyer was on Oprah last week, a gaggle of giggling schoolgirls asked if there would be a fifth book in the Twilight series. While the answer was originally "cut for time," Meyer's response has since shown up online.