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Bookseller Resisters League: Book Stalls Demolished – Booksellers Resist! November 9, 2006

Due to the changing landscape in the book world many booksellers have closed up shop recently but this story tops them all. Over 100 bookstalls were demolished in one fell swoop in the Koti area of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. The government has built new stalls for the booksellers elsewhere and when the November 4 deadline to move came and went the demolition team showed up with many book stall owners still entrenched in…

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New York Times Visits the Arion Press November 6, 2006

Nice plug for Andrew Hoyem and his Arion Press in the Week Ahead section of today’s Sunday New York Times. Michael Kimmelman paid the press a visit and in its San Francisco digs and ties it in nicely to the Arion booth at the International Print Fair in New York. There is still hope NYT article hereArion Press here

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Bly Stays Home October 30, 2006

Photo by Kyndall Harkness, Minneapolis Star & Tribune Kudos to the University of Minnesota for coming up with the money to acquire the archive of Robert Bly, arguably Minnesota’s greatest literary figure since John Berryman. For $775,000 they get:1. 80,000 pages of handwritten manuscripts2. his journal spanning nearly 50 years3. notebooks of his “morning poems”;4. drafts of translations;5. hundreds of audio and videotapes,6. correspondence and first dibs on all future outputIt is a refreshing change…

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Book Thief Hall of Shame October 27, 2006

Another book thief caught – another book thief goes unpunished Norman Buckley, a librarian at Manchester Central Library in England was convicted of stealing more than 450 books in a little over a year and then selling some of them online. The judge stated that Buckley “threatened the city’s literary heritage” then handed down a 15 month suspended sentence meaning he doesn’t serve any jail time. One would think the judge might have a higher…

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