This podcast provides analysis on books and bookish news and today Lisa discusses her visit to the central New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. 

The public library was opened May 23, 1911 and is an impressive building and worth a visit. When you first walk up the library, you’ll see the two iconic lions.

Lisa also had an opportunity to visit a limited time exhibit. You can get more information about the library here.  In September 2021, The Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures opened and showcases the library’s treasures.

Lisa also catches readers up with the latest news of the U.S.  Government trial against Penguin Random House. 

In the fall of 2020, Penguin Random House announced it was spending $2.18 billion to purchase competitor Simon & Schuster. The U.S. government has sued Penguin Random House, arguing that this deal means fewer authors will be able to earn a living from writing.

The New Yorker asks the question of whether publishing is art or commerce and delves into how “backlists,” “Book Tok” and advance copies are essential in publishing today.

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