Literary Links: A hostel made of books, required reading for police officers and more

A roundup of the internet's best literary news to make your Monday morning more tolerable.  James Baldwin is required reading for police officers in this training course. Here's an unconventional way to organize your bookshelf: face the spines inward. This site, operated by Lit Hub, has been described as "Rotten Tomatoes for books." PEN America … Continue reading Literary Links: A hostel made of books, required reading for police officers and more

The Meaning of a Bookshelf: An Interview with Lydia Pyne

We spoke with writer and historian Lydia Pyne about her new book, Bookshelf, an installment of Object Lessons, an essay and book series about the hidden lives of ordinary things, a project of The Atlantic and Bloomsbury Publishing. She'll speak and sign the book in our store 2/18.  Why a book about bookshelves? What inspired your research? … Continue reading The Meaning of a Bookshelf: An Interview with Lydia Pyne