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Another Win For Little Free Libraries
The Guardian took a look at how Little Free Libraries have benefited the Leeds community. Artist and Little Free Librarian Carry Franklin described the libraries as “big, solid gestures of love, sharing and hopefulness … the antithesis to the kind of politics that’s going on now.” Leeds boasts 19 LFLs now, including boxes in less well-off areas.
“An Appalling Piece Of Work”
Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes of book publishing? Well, here’s a look at an author-copy-editor dynamic gone wrong. As you can tell from V.S. Naipaul’s scathing letter, the author was not well pleased with the extensive revisions to the manuscript of A Turn in the South. “It is such an appalling piece of work that I feel I have to write about it,” wrote Naipaul. Ouch.
Omarosa’s White House Tell-All Moves 33,483 Print Copies In First Week
Some follow-up: as expected, sales of Omarosa Manigault Newman’s Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House are healthy despite warnings of legal action from Trump’s camp. The White House tell-all sold 33,484 copies in its first week on sale, and it was #2 on PW’s hardcover nonfiction list for the week.
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