Chelsea Eberly has been promoted to senior editor at Random House Children’s.
Barnes & Noble‘s concept store in the new Legacy West mall in Plano, TX is still on the way, though it didn’t make the developer’s original opening date of March. (The mall itself has been opening up this spring and summer.) The bookseller’s first small-size concept store, at 9,000 square feet, is still due to open this fall.
New bookstore Rough Draft Bar & Books will open in Kingston, NY, on November 1. The 2,000 square foot store will sell new fiction and nonfiction, serve craft beer, and host events.
The new novel from John le Carre (aka David Cornwell) releasing September 5, A Legacy of Spies, “is being heavily advertised as the first George Smiley novel in over 25 years,” the WSJ notes. But “the Smiley connection is a bit misleading: The unassuming German culture-loving hero of some of Mr. le Carré’s most popular novels, such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley’s People, makes only a brief cameo in A Legacy of Spies.”
Le Carré will appear at the Royal Festival Hall in London on September 7 for “An Evening with George Smiley.” The event will be livestreamed to over 300 movie theaters around the UK, and will be shown at “a number” of US movie houses in the fall.
The 2017 Thurber Prize for American Humor named its three finalists: