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Episode 151
One Chart to Rule Them All

The week, Jeff and Rebecca talk this year’s VIDA count, bookstore bookmobiles, James Patterson reups library giving, whispers of a new Marylinne Robinson novel, Nazi witch books, and much more.

This episode is sponsored by Audible, Penguin Random House Audio, and Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam.

Links Discussed in This Episode:

Weird book marketing: fly with Arianna Huffington?

James Patterson donating another $1.75million to libraries 

BJ Novak donating 10,000 books to First Book 

Marilynne Robinson wins 2016 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction 

Kirkus now listing race of all characters, no longer defaulting to white if not specified

VIDA count 

Guy leaves stacks of books around NYC 

Charity bookshop has so many copies of 50 Shades, they built a fort

New scientific support for claim that Shakespeare’s skull was stolen 

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