Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Borders, Bloomsbury, Bowdlerizing Twain - Bad News All Around

Yesterday brought not-so-good biblio-world news in a very alliterative way:

- Borders is in talks with publishers to request that the company's payments be restructured so that it can refinance its debt. Meanwhile, shares fell 12.5% on Tuesday, to $.84.

- Bloomsbury auction house is conducting a "strategic review" of its New York branch, which opened three years ago but has seen limited success. A sale lined up for this month has been cancelled, and no sales are currently scheduled.

- A bowdlerized edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will be released in February.

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