- Borders announces more layoffs, cutting 136 jobs at their corporate offices
- After bowing out of the Emirates Airlines International Festival of Literature in Dubai earlier this week over concerns of censorship, Margaret Atwood decides she’ll attend after all – via videolink
- Literary Kicks takes a look at a new book of stories inspired by Sonic Youth. The verdict? It’s a teenage riot!
- Tools of Change roundup: A transcript of Jason Epstein’s keynote speech, thoughts from James Long over at the digitalist, and an address by Canadian Bob Young of lulu.com
- U.K. magazine The Bookseller unveils its shortlist of the year’s oddest book titles. Curbside Consultation of the Colon clearly has the edge with its alliteration and gentle surrealism