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Bookmarks: closing libraries, rewarding booksellers, and filming Chabon

Some book-related (but not Valentine’s Day-themed, alas) links:

  • Victoria library locks out workers, shuts down all branches (Victoria Times Colonist)
  • California bookseller gets $500k MacArthur grant (MSNBC)
  • The Coen Brothers to filmify Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union (Variety)
  • Toronto, according to Michael Redhill’s Consolation “ with spoilers! (Spacing)
  • James Wolcott on Donald Barthelme (Bookforum)
  • Borders unveils its first shiny new-style store* (Reuters)

* and it has its own Long Pen booth! (MLive.com)