3 AM Magazine talks with Soft Skull publisher Richard Nash about the company’s origins, the AMS bankruptcy and independent publishing.

E. Howard Hunt, one of the Watergate notables, has died. Levi Asher remembers him for his politics and his spy novels.

It’s great that all the kids in St. Louis schools are reading the same book, but does it have to be MAXIMUM RIDE?

Kepler’s Bookstore loves its many, many book clubs that meet at the store on a regular basis.

David Montgomery lists the books he’s looking forward to coming out in 2007.

Michael Chabon explains the impetus for his swashbuckling novella, set to debut in the New York Times Magazine this weekend.

And finally, this is pretty damn cool. (link via)