A Breakfast of Links
It was a busy weekend in the cyberworld, and Vroman's got a decent share of the attention. Interesting hypertext links follow:
- Martha Stewart was here yesterday. It was a packed event, full of enthusiastic fans. I spotted Martha as she walked into the store, and then again as she walked out. In between, I was outside with the folks waiting to get in. The event has been written up a few places, including here and here.
- Speaking of Vroman's events, here's a thoughtful post about our recent panel on independent bookselling. The panel turned into a forum on bookstores, e-books, and new media, all subjects of interest to me.
- Speaking of digital books and whatnot, much is happening on that front the past few weeks. Google has jumped into the fray, and now the New York Times is taking note. In today's LA Times, Beau Friedlander asks if we can all just get along? And this guy wouldn't have bought a Kindle if he'd already had his iPhone.
- Stuart Evers has an excellent piece on the Guardian blog called "You Don't Get to Choose Your Literary Heroes." He describes his affection for George Orwell's character Gordon Comstock: "It was enervating, and nasty and that was good. I saw nothing of Comstock's borderline monomania, but instead saw a rage and a bitterness that I wanted to share."