Friday News Roundup, August 28, 2009

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Here are some book related stories that have been in the news this week:

Oprah twitters that her next book club pick will be announced September 18. (Twitter)

Check out President Obama’s summer reading list. (Time)

The New Yorker has a great Q&A with David Sedaris. (New Yorker)

London’s Heathrow airport gets its own writer in residence. (ABC News)

Nancy Pearl recommends some mysteries you may have missed. (NPR)

The next book by Elizabeth Gilbert will be about her marriage to the man she met in Eat, Pray, Love. (New York Times)

A library at the beach? Where is this magical place? (Washington Post)

Gothamist has a rare look into the New York Public Library’s Rare Books Division. Priceless treasures include a letter written by Christopher Columbus to Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain announcing the discovery of the new world. (Gothamist)

There’s a new trend of hardcovers being printed without dust jackets, but with the cover art printed directly onto the front of the book. (The New York Observer)

Top 5 Books on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List:

SOUTH OF BROAD, by Pat Conroy

SMASH CUT, by Sandra Brown

THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett

THAT OLD CAPE MAGIC, by Richard Russo

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson

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