The sale of Borders was officially approved yesterday. To make sense of the entire fiasco, Melville House’s Dennis Johnson has a compelling write-up. For most book lovers, their final sale is bittersweet.
"If you read through all the citations, you’ll start to detect certain patterns. Any aspirant Nobel Prize–winner should take note—these may hold the key to victory." The Paris Review has read through all of the Nobel Prize-winner citations and came to a couple of conclusions, such as "you should be great... but it also helps if you’re epic. Oh, and fresh!" Pair their piece with our own overview of newest laureate Patrick Modiano's work, and The New Yorker's look into the translation of Nobel Prize-winning authors.
If your honey-bun doesn't need another iPod or bottle of perfume this Christmas, consider Heifer International, a non-profit that lets you give the gift of heifers, sheep, goats, bees, rabbits, or water buffalo.
The Recuyell of the Histories of Troye, the first book published in English, recently sold at auction for almost 2 million dollars.