Misc. Bits & Bobs in Book News

Posted: December 13, 2007 in Hot Book News

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Doris Lessing’s Moving Nobel Prize Address

Her address, read by her editor.

Sad News About Author Terry Pratchett

On his website Pratchett announced he’s been diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s.

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Rockford Public Library Takes Over Barnes & Noble!

(from Shelf Awareness)

The old Barnes & Noble felt so much like a library that–

The Rockford Public Library in Rockford, Ill., has bought a former B&N and is moving its Northeast branch into the 23,000-sq.-ft. space, which is nearly three times as large as its current location, the Rockford Register Star reported. Renovations will include phone and data wiring, remodeling the bathrooms and creating three rooms. No word on whether the old library is being converted to a bookstore.

Mais Non! Amazon Ordered to Stop Free Book Deliveries in France

Story in The New York Times.

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