Linkbait: Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ruminating on Madison Bookstores, Present and Past, and Dean Bakopoulos, the Ex-Bookseller Who Has Written Not Just One, but Two Great Novels (and is Coming Thurs. June 9 for the Second One).

At Boswell & Books, Daniel Goldin posted a terrific look at the state of Madison, WI bookstores, and a not-unrelated look at Dean Bakopolous' great new novel, My American Unhappiness.

Bookseller review: The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Teresa Rolfe Kravtin posted a review at her excellent new tumblelog, A Rep Reading, by one of her territory's booksellers (Atlanta's Blue Elephant Book Shop owner Laura Keys) for a new novel from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. You should add Teresa's blog to your RSS feed pronto!

(A copy of The Return of Captain John Emmett has also recently shown up in my own mailbox. Thanks, HMH!)

BEA 2011

Over at PK in the Terrarium, Paul Kozlowski posted a typically sharp-elbowed look back at his BEA 2011 experience. (As I look back at the show, I think I only violated one of his prohibitions – about which I shall not go into detail.)

book expo 2011

And this round-up wouldn't be complete without a link to the post-BEA 2011 wrap-up by the Rep of the Year, John Eklund (via his own Paper Over Board).