Amazon got big fast, hastening the arrival of digital publishing. But how big is too big?
In Germany, fixed-price laws curtail the power of retail chains and help to sustain a vibrant literary culture.
Have copyright laws failed?
Under the editorship of John Freeman and Ellah Allfrey, Granta is thriving again.
Ann Blair’s Too Much to Know explains how across the centuries the profusion of information has always inspired readers to invent shortcuts to knowledge.
Is the cultural commons a viable alternative to the copyright regime, or does it risk turning culture into a consumerist slum?
Remembering Ben Sonnenberg (1936–2010)—writer, publisher, boulevardier—and his quarterly, Grand Street.
It's big, cheap and convenient. But does the online bookseller really serve readers' interests?
The Letters of Sylvia Beach; Günter Eich's Angina Days: Selected Poems
Joseph Stiglitz's Freefall, Mark Weiss's The Whole Island and Robert Darnton's The Case for Books.