- The James Patterson PageTurner Awards have been announced, with the top $100,000 prize going to Washington Center for the Book for its “One City, One Book” program. The $50,000 prizes went to 826 National and the University of Minnesota’s African American Read-In. 36 other bookstores and literary types benefited from $5000 prizes.
- Thanks to the help of customers buying 2000 t-shirts at $10 each, Pandemonium Books will be saved – after staving off a hefty back tax bill.
- Gay’s the Word, Britain’s only gay & lesbian bookshop, is fighting closure in the wake of rising rents and a dramatic fall in sales, and its celebrity customers are at the forefront of a campaign to save it.
- The Allentown Morning Call profiles the country’s oldest bookshop, 261-year-old Moravia Books.
- When a Barnes & Noble closes in Berkeley, people rejoice.