Monday, March 24, 2008

Terry Pratchett; France pledges to save independent bookstores.

Author Terry Pratchett, who has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, has pledged 494,000 pounds (approximately US$979,000) to fund research. Further details here.

France has inked a deal that would prevent chains from taking over independent bookstores when owners retire. Further details here.

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