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Jun 14, 2013 @ 12:55:00 am

Philipp Meyer's comic book for the blind

After going broke on a previous book tour, Colombian poet Raffael Medina Brochero has offered to sell his testicles for $20,000 to fund a “Poetry for Peace” tour through Europe.

Bookforum contributor and newly-minted YA book publisher Lizzie Skurnick has announced the fall list for Lizzie Skurnick Books, which includes re-releases by “Y.A. greats Lois Duncan, M.E. Kerr, Ellen Conford, Lila Perl, Sandra Scoppettone and Berthe Amoss, and MacArthur 'genius' award-winner Ernest J. Gaines."

To celebrate the release of Tao Lin’s latest novel—which landed him a five-figure book dealNew York Magazine’s Rachel White decides to stay up all night and watch the author do adderall: ”Lin sits at a vanity turned desk, decorated with melted candles and lightbulbs covered in wax. His eyes are glimmery, and his DIY haircut is fuzzy and discordant. He is pushing around the 120 milligrams of Adderall he will take at some point tonight.”

A Copenhagen-based interaction designer has created the first comic book for the blind.

New studies find that high schoolers are reading less challenging books than their predecessors did.

The Daily Beast wonders whether big publishing houses still put money behind splashy debuts, or if they just use "independent presses as a farm league to scout for talent."

"The fiction read in summer is almost altogether of the light sort,” a Massachusetts librarian wrote in 1894. “Standard authors and serious writers of modern fiction are rarely called for.” The Boston Globe Ideas section traces the history of summer reading.

New Yorkers: Today is the final day of the amazing exhibition "Jane Freilicher: Painter Among Poets" at Tibor de Nagy Gallery. The show examines Freilicher's pivotal role among the poets of the New York School, particularly John Ashbery and Frank O'Hara, along with Kenneth Koch and James Schuyler." In addition to paintings, videos of and correspondence by the artist and the authors are on display.