Jun 22, 2012 @ 12:36:00 am
Paris's Shakespeare and Company bookstore
After three years helming The Book, The New Republic’s books site, Isaac Chotiner is leaving the digital realm to become a senior editor at the print magazine. He will be replaced by TNR deputy editor Chloë Schama.
Bucking expectations and economic trends, the New York Times reports that bookstores are booming in France. Thanks in part to a system of fixed pricing, book sales increased 6.5 percent between 2003 and 2011, and e-book sales remain a fraction of total sales. Citing the centrality of writers to French culture, the head of a small press told the Times, “there are two things you don’t throw out in France — bread and books.”
The Boston Review has gone to Kickstarter to fund their new “poetry-driven website.” Editor Josh Cohen has made a video explaining exactly what the new site will look like.
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