Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing

Bookmarks 10/2/2012

Oct 02, 2012

Gathered by Mandi Casolo

J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, released on Sept. 26th. If you didn’t preorder it, shame on you. The Daily Beast gives a first look into the “viciousness of Rowling’s new fictional village.”

 

“Literary Buroughs”, a Ploughshares series’ exploring the local literary community, highlights Great Falls, MT: where to get published, places to write such as Morning Light Coffee (pictured above), and literary events and festivals. I’m rooting for coverage of Fort Collins!

 

If you need a good laugh, watch Ron Charles’s “Sh*t Book Reviewers Say.” Sean the Bookonaut, a viewer, calls it “Hilarious and somewhat unnerving.”

 

The hype for Peter Jackson’s interpretation of The Hobbit is undeniable.

 

A repurposed masterpiece: A Buenos Aires 1919 movie palace converted to a bookstore. The bookstore, El Ateneo, is “one of the busiest in the world: it has more than a million visitors annually and sells more than 700,000 books a year.”

1 Comment

  1. Shelley says:

    Whatever you think about Rowling’s writing, she certainly seems to have handled unimaginable fame without losing either her mind or her book-centered life.

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