Friday News Roundup, January 8, 2009

Babysitters Club

To Catch a Literary Thief: NPR has a story on a rare book thief and the detective who caught him. (NPR)

Top of the Heap: The best selling book of 2009 was Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol. (Crains)

Everything Old is New Again: Scholastic is bringing back The Baby Sitters Club and is also publishing a prequel. (NYT)

Coming Soon:  BusinessWeek lists the most anticipated books from 2010. (Business Week)

Never Too Late: Marylander returns book to library, 73 years late. (Baltimore Sun)

Look Back at the Naughts: The Guardian Newspaper in the United Kingdom provides a review of the literary stories of the decade. (Guardian)

Congratulations: Author of Bridge to Terabithia is new National Ambassador to Young People’s Literature. (Publisher’s Weekly)

The Future is Now: Samsung announces its new e-book reader at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (Business Week)

NY Times Hardcover Fiction Top 5 at a Glance

THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown

I, ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson

UNDER THE DOME, by Stephen King

THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett

PIRATE LATITUDES, by Michael Crichton

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