The Man Booker Prize longlist will be released on Monday, August 14th. Only England/Ireland bound authors are able to win the 38-year-old prize. The shortlist will be announced on September 14th with the prize being handed out on October 10th.
You know those marketers love this kind of extended hype.
Friends of Homewood Library are having a huge used booksale (pdf) this weekend. They say 8,000 books are on hand and have never been in the store before. Word on the street is that prices will start at a quarter.
Festivities start Friday night, August 18th. The doors are also open Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Thanks CC for the tip.
Sonny Brewer is signing A Sound Like Thunder today at the Alabama Booksmith. The authographs start flying at 4pm.