Sexy Thursday book news
What's the new sexy in punctuation? Semicolons. Or at least, I'm with John Irving, who's unapologetically fond of them; others find them odious.
Author Dennis Cooper visits a spa in the Swiss village of Val, but it doesn't really turn him on: "Anyway, it's very relaxing. You sort of have to relax here because you'd get really bored if you didn't."
Sounds almost like a wedding: Next Saturday, Aug. 30 is the official grand opening of Skylight Books' expansion into a second space at 1814 N. Vermont in Los Feliz. To celebrate, everything in both locations will be on sale at 18.14 percent off; they'll also provide free music, cake and Champagne.
Not so hot for Steinbeck's heirs: A Federal Appeals Court has overturned a 2006 ruling in favor of Steinbeck's son and daughter, giving rights to his work back to publisher Penguin.
-- Carolyn Kellogg
vintage book cover courtesy digbygraham on Flickr