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Bookmarks: the new large-format Kindle, layoffs at Waterstone’s, and more

Sundry links from around the Web:

  • Rumours abound that the launch of a new, big-screen Kindle is only days away
  • Waterstone’s, the U.K.’s largest book retailer, cuts up to 650 positions
  • The Toronto Star offers a glowing profile of the New York-based Canadian art director Leanne Shapton, whose latest book, Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry, has been optioned by Brad Pitt’s production company
  • Director Ron Howard claims that the Vatican interfered with the filming of Angels & Demons
  • Google’s book scanning “secret”
  • Revamping book clubs for the 21st-century