A Library You Can Spend the Night In: Critical Linking, December 23, 2016

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Gladstone’s, in the town of Hawarden, Flintshire, holds the distinction of being the only residential library in the U.K., which means that you can sleep in proper bedrooms instead of napping surreptitiously in the stacks.

I want to go to there.


The hoped for post-election and holiday season sales bounce does not seem to be materializing. Unit sales of print books were down almost 6% between Thanksgiving week and the week ended December 18, 2016 compared to the similar period in 2015 at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan.

Whomp whomp.


In response to a fan query on Twitter yesterday, Harry Potter scribe and queen of kidlit J.K. Rowling announced that she was working on two new novels, one under her own name and one under her crime writing pen name, Robert Galbraith.

Not that surprising that a novelist is working on novels, but happy to hear it.

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