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Ten books on loneliness to keep you company, chosen by Olivia Laing, author of The
Lonely City (Picador).
PW visited Phaidon and got the lowdown on
its expanding children’s department.
Former megachurch pastor and bestselling
author Rob Bell makes a move into self-help
with his new book, How to Be Here
Check out the Indie Stars Giveaway: BookLife is giving away copies of all 12 self-published titles that earned a PW star in 2015.
We’re celebrating the leap year by looking at the last time we
published an issue on February 29, that most elusive of
dates—it was way back in 1980, when we published our issues
on Friday rather than Monday. A lot has changed in
36 years, as you can see from that week’s hard-
cover bestsellers: William Styron’s
Sophie’s Choice was on the ;ction list,
and Henry Kissinger’s White House Years
was on non;ction—theirs was a
different world. But some things are still
the same: Stephen King was a best-
seller this week in 1980 with The Dead
Zone, and he is this week in 2016, too,
with The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. Topping
non;ction in 1980 was The Brethren:
Inside the Supreme Court, about a topic that is
almost certainly all over your news feed this week.
Chef Deuki Hong and journalist
Matt Rodbard discuss their new
cookbook, Koreatown (Clarkson
Remembering Harper Lee and Umberto Eco,
and a list of must-read books: these are just
a couple things you may have missed if you
haven’t been by PW’s Tumblr lately.
When bad covers happen to classic books.
ONLINE & ON-AIR
The most-read review on pub-
lishersweekly.com last week
was Nicole Brown Simpson: The
Private Diary of a Life Interrupted
by Faye D. Resnick with Mike
Walker (Dove Books).
PW senior writer Andrew Albanese talks
about the nomination of Carla Hayden as the
14th Librarian of Congress, and whether a
political battle could come with her Senate
Alexander and illustrator
Daniel Miyares discuss
Surf’s Up (NorthSouth),
their picture book about
the adventures that reading can bring about.
John Perkins discusses the updated edition
of his memoir, The New
Confessions of an Economic
Hit Man (Berret-Koehler), an
eye-opening account of how
countries around the world
are systematically cheated
out of trillions of dollars.