Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams will become a BBC television series.
J.D. Salinger’s note rejecting filmmaker Hubert Cornfield‘s request to adapt Catcher in the Rye will be auctioned.
An edition of the Wizard of Oz signed by the 1939 film cast is expected to fetch over $40,000.
Batman’s first appearance in a restored 1939 edition of Detective Comics is expected to fetch £25,000 at auction.
Comedians top the Grammy nominations for best Spoken Word Album.
Keith Richards kills an Orchid in the New York Public Library.
Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals becomes the fastest selling non-fiction title of all time.
People don’t seem to care how awesome Steve Martin really is.
Melville hoped for a life that steers happily between two dangers: nihilism and fanaticism.
An investor wants a Borders / Barnes & Noble merger.
A handwritten first draft of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein goes on display.
The year’s most disturbing celebrity book deals.
See the original Garth Williams sketches for Charlotte’s Web.
A lost Leonardo da Vinci manuscript fragment is found in France.
A Chinese publisher accidentally releases a book of erotic fairy tales.