Episode 137

Lexical Acrobatics

In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca follow up on James Patterson’s grants to indie booksellers, the possibilities and pitfalls of subscription services for romance titles, students at a high school deciding they are uncomfortable with Huck Finn, a bookstore that stocks only books recommended by celebrities, and much more.

This episode is sponsored by Mad Men Unzipped and Penguin Random House Audio.

Links Discussed in This Episode:

James Patterson awards holiday bonuses to 87 booksellers

Claire Vaye Watkins & Marlon James discussed responses to her essay, “On Pandering.” 

S & S romance app

Philadelphia school stops teaching Huck Finn after *student* complaint

Bookstore to stock titles recommended by celebrities/creatives

Books a Million returns to being privately held

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