Barnes & Noble http://nwpr.org en Book News: Cache Of Letters From 'Frankenstein' Author Found http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-cache-letters-frankenstein-author-found <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>A British academic stumbled upon <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/08/mary-shelley-letters-discovered-essex">a trove of unpublished letters written by <em>Frankenstein</em><em> </em>author Mary Shelley</a>, who was the daughter of women's rights activist Mary Wollstonecraft and the wife of Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Nora Crook, emerita professor of English Literature at Anglia Ruskin University, said that she found the letters at the Essex Record Office. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:40:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 39810 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Cache Of Letters From 'Frankenstein' Author Found Book News: Barnes & Noble Founder Pulls Plug On Buyback Plan http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-barnes-noble-founder-pulls-plug-buyback-plan <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Barnes & Noble, the bookstore chain nowadays rarely divorced from the word "struggling," reported more bad news Tuesday. Founder Leonard S. Riggio announced he had suspended his plans to buy the company's nearly 680 bookstores — right as the chain reported a quarterly net loss of $87 million. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:24:00 +0000 editor 32878 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Barnes & Noble Founder Pulls Plug On Buyback Plan Book News: Albert Murray, Opponent Of Black Separatism, Dies At 97 http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-albert-murray-opponent-black-separatism-dies-97 <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The black jazz critic, essayist and novelist Albert Murray died on Sunday in Harlem at age 97. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:13:00 +0000 editor 32815 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Albert Murray, Opponent Of Black Separatism, Dies At 97 Book News: 'Hunger Games'-Themed Camp Opens In Florida http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-hunger-games-themed-camp-opens-florida <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>A <em>Hunger Games</em>-themed summer camp that culminates in a tournament at which children fight to the "death" (not literally, of course) has opened in Florida. The camp hosted by the Country Day School in Largo is inspired by Suzanne Collins' popular novel in which officials in the brutal and repressive "Capitol" force young people from the nation's 12 districts to kill one another in a televised tournament. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 11:16:00 +0000 editor 32153 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 'Hunger Games'-Themed Camp Opens In Florida Book News: Amazon Posts Loss As It Focuses On Long Game http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-amazon-posts-loss-it-focuses-long-game <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Amazon reported an unexpected second-quarter <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/technology/amazon-reports-a-small-loss.html">loss</a> Thursday of about $7 million — though revenue rose 22 percent — as it continues to bet big on investments in digital content. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:17:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 31560 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Barnes & Noble's CEO Quits http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-barnes-nobles-ceo-quits <ul><p><li>Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch Jr. resigned Monday following several grim earnings reports and the company's recent announcement that it would stop manufacturing its own Nook tablets. A new chief executive wasn't named, but Michael P. Huseby has been named president of Barnes & Noble and chief executive of the Nook division. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:15:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 30634 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Turkish Protesters Form 'Taksim Square Book Club' http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-turkish-protesters-form-taksim-square-book-club <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Erdem Gunduz, the protester known as "The Standing Man" who held a six-hour silent vigil in Instanbul's Taksim Square in response to clashes between Turkish police and demonstrators, has inspired protesters to form "The Taksim Square Book Club" — a group of demonstrators, some masked, standing silently and reading books. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:15:00 +0000 editor 29987 at http://nwpr.org