There are a lot of interesting things happening in this world. Thankfully, the internet knows about all of them. Here are a selected few of the very best:
- Vroman’s Bookstore has international profile this week, as the manager of our Children’s Department, Kris Vreeland, is quoted in both the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune in an article about the unexpected success of Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why. Represent. (By the way, if you click on the link to Jay’s book, which you absolutely should, you’ll see that you can now check our website to find out if a book is in-stock or not. Very useful.)
- March is Indie Bookstore Month, or something like that, and author Joe Hill has started a contest in support of it. (Via Bookavore, Boing Boing, and our own Heather.)
- Not to brag or anything, but with one match-up left in the first round, I’m in the lead in my own Tournament of Books pool.
- The Millions has updated its popular “Islands in the Stream” post. For those not familiar with the original post, Garth Risk Hallberg put together a walking tour of independent bookstores in New York City. Since that original post, several of the stops have closed or are about to close while new stores have recently opened. It’s nice to see a book blog doing something active to help the indie bookstore community, rather than just posting about their plight.
On St. Patrick’s Day, other bookstores celebrate with Joyce or Yeats or Anne Enright. We have our own way. Enjoy, ya drunken bastards: