- I wish there was a place that I could just call and say, “I need books!” Sarah Lyall reports on just such a bookstore, Heywood Hill, London. (New York Times)
- Michael Bourne argues that our ubiquitous technology might be why publishers have been seeking out deliberately engrossing novels. (LitHub)
- Andy Browers has some useful advise for readers who may find themselves trapped in a Neil Gaiman novel. (Book Riot)
- Rebecca Rego Barry writes about a wonderful display of things-that-look-like-books-but-are-not-books at the Grolier Club. (The Guardian)
- A few weeks ago, I reviewed Howard Jacobson’s new novel, Shylock is My Name. Now that the book is about to be published, Jacobson wrote about his thought process in tackling Shakespeare’s infamous character. (The Guardian)
- Note: I still don’t like what he did with the female characters.