Daily News from Poets & Writers

Oregon County to Close All of Its Libraries

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.12.07

A rural county in southern Oregon is scheduled to close all of its libraries after losing seven million dollars of federal funding. On April 7, Jackson County, Oregon, will close fifteen library branches and lay off approximately one hundred employees. While other library systems have recently faced closure, including Salinas and Merced counties in California, and Niagara Falls, New York, they have each found ways to avoid shutting down.

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Longfellow Honored With Postage Stamp

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Online Only, posted 3.8.07

On March 15, the United States Postal Service will celebrate the two hundredth birthday of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by issuing a thirty-nine cent Longfellow stamp.

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Barnes & Noble Announces Closing of Distribution Center and Stores

by Staff

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Online Only, posted 3.6.07

In an earnings report released yesterday, Barnes & Noble announced that it will close its Memphis, Tennessee, Internet distribution center and lay off more than two hundred employees.

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Roth Wins Third PEN/Faulkner

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Online Only, posted 2.27.07

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced yesterday that Philip Roth is the winner of the 2007 Award for Fiction for his novel Everyman (Houghton Mifflin).
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Harpercollins to Publish Slimmed-down War And Peace

by Staff

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Online Only, posted 2.23.07

In April, the Harper Perennial imprint of HarperCollins will publish a shorter, happier version of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. The book, which HarperCollins calls the "original version," is an unpublished first draft completed by Tolstoy in 1866.

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Perseus to Take Over PGW

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Online Only, posted 2.21.07

On February 16, a Delaware bankruptcy court approved a proposal by Perseus Books to take over the distribution contracts of over one hundred independent presses formerly distributed by Publishers Group West.

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