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The Book Riot Podcast, Episode #66: The Ghost of Ray Bradbury

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The Book Riot Podcast, Episode #66: The Ghost of Ray Bradbury

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about how Harry Potter might make you more empathetic, bundling comes to indie bookstores, precision digital book locators at a London bookselling stalwart, Tom Hanks’ quixotic iPad app, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and


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Links discussed in the show:

Top Indie Stores Pilot Bundling Program With HarperCollins and Ingram Content Group

Coffee House Press is embedding artists and writers in libraries – even little ones – to look for inspiration.

Foyles’ innovative digital in-store shopping service

Reading Harry Potter improves attitudes toward stigmatized groups

Tom Hanks introduces typewriter app for iPad


New books discussed in the show:

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Sex Criminals #7 by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky

Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux by Boris Kachka



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