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.
Book publishers have always predicted that the end was nigh. When it does come they will have only themselves to blame.
Weep not for the death of the old Fourth Estate: at almost every critical hour, in every decade, it failed us.
We have no more hope today of saving the newspaper business than we do the telegraph business. But we can save the news.
As newspapers become increasingly irrelevant, is making them tax-exempt their last, best hope?
The collapse of journalism threatens democracy itself--that's why we need a government rescue.
Will the Obama administration reaffirm the civic mandate of the Postal Service that was damaged during the Bush years?