bad sign • Cody’s Books, has announced that it will close its flagship store on Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley because of declining sales and competition from chain stores and the Internet.
well worth reading • The American Thinker site has an interesting essay ebout using kid lit to get children to think politically with children’s books: “Harry Potter & the War on Terror”.
1933 – In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.
1872 – Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States.
cookie makers • ASU has announced the winners of their Student Book Collecting Contest: Graduate student Emilie Roy and undergraduate Danette Turner
dwindling selection • It seems the continuing trend of publishing fewer and fewer new books every year will continue on into 2006.
well, duh • the UK Arts Council reports that the book industry is failing to cater for black and minority ethnic readers.