I’ve hired an intern to post weekly updates from the Indie 100 blogroll. If you’re a bookseller with news to share, email Melissa with the info.This week’s highlights from the Indie 100 blogroll include great book deals, several signings, and a couple of book reviews:
Events: Chop Suey Bookstore has a $2 deal of the week on books they have overstocked. Last week’s deal was Fast Food Nation http://chopsueybooks.blogspot.com/2009/07/2-deal-of-week_28.html, a book which first revealed the nauseating truth behind the diet of fast food loving Americans. Check the website to find out what this week’s deal will be.
Titcomb’s Bookshop is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year by scheduling 40 events from July to November. Exciting visits this week include Ann Hood’s (author of Knitting Circle and Comfort) visit to the knitting club and book signings from Maryann McFadden (So Happy Together) and Mary Malloy (The Wandering Heart). More details about upcoming events can be found at http://www.titcombsbookshop.com.
New Literature: New books include David Browne’s Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth, reviewed by Newtonville Books at http://www.newtonvillebooks.com/blog/?p=967. It focuses more on the artists than the music, but, says Newtonville Books staff Ben, there’s “something new for even the most seasoned and rabid Sonic Youth fans” in this biography.
There’s also The Girl Who Played With Fire (http://camallibookcompany.blogspot.com/2009/07/out-today-new-stieg-larsson-book.html), a Swedish political thriller and sequel to the very successful The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the first novel in Steigg Larson’s Millenium Trilogy (via The Camalli Book Company).
Other: The Man Booker Prize longlist for 2009 has been posted at http://www.themanbookerprize.com/news/stories/1252 (via http://universitybookstore.blogspot.com/).
‘The five Man Booker judges have settled on thirteen novels as the longlist for this year’s prize. We believe it to be one of the strongest lists in recent memory, with two former winners, four past-shortlisted writers, three first-time novelists and a span of styles and themes that make this an outstandingly rich fictional mix.’ – James Naughtie, chair of judges.