At Macmillan Children’s, Hayley Jozwiak has been promoted to assistant managing editor.
Emma Watson has started a feminist “book club” on Goodreads, called Our Sacred Shelf. Her first choice is Gloria Steinem‘s My Life on the Road. [Update: the club is called Our Shared Shelf; the Goodreads publicist told us incorrectly.]
In Canada, Lerner Publishing Group and their distribution clients will now be distributed by Thomas Allen & Son.
Powell’s Books is preparing to sign a lease that will allow it to connect two separate stores — Powell’s Books on Hawthorne and Powell’s Books for Home and Garden — into a single, 23,000-square-foot space. The existing stores will remain open during renovations, targeted to be ready by October, and the newly combined space will include an expanded children’s section and author events area.
Black Oak Books in Berkeley, CA will close its bookstore at the end of January. Rescued by Gary Cornell in 2008 and relocated to new space, he tells Berkeleyside, “I wish I could have kept it open. But, in the end, you have to say it’s not working.” They will continue to sell online after the store closes.
Otto Bookstore in Williamsport, PA — said to be one of the five oldest bookstores in the country, started in 1841 — is up for sale from owner Betty Rider, 81.