This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by Geekerella by Ashley Poston, published by Quirk Books.
Kristen Stewart To Adapt Lidia Yuknavitch’s Memoir
Kristen Stewart is taking on feature films, starting with an adaptation of Lidia Yuknavitch’s memoir, The Chronology of Water. According to a Festival de Cannes interview, Stewart is making the film this summer. She’s writing the screenplay, but the starring role will go to a to-be-determined actor.
A Massive Beastie Boys Book
Speaking of memoirs, Beastie Boys will release a 600-page book this fall. Beastie Boys Book follows the band’s career, and includes contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, photographs, and even a cookbook from chef Roy Choi.
Waterstones Sparks The Ire Of Indies
Waterstones is in hot water with independent bookstores. Booksellers are accusing the company of opening unbranded shops that masquerade as independent bookstores in areas where indies already exist. Owners of these indies say Waterstones’ actions go against earlier comments made by the company’s chief executive James Daunt, that the chain’s smaller shops are being opened in towns that wish they had indies, but don’t.