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Bridges, Burning: The Death of Newspaper Book Reviews and the Future of Book Publishing

The recent closing of several newspaper book review sections has been decried by the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) and numerous cultural commentators, including many of the major players in New York's biggest publishing houses.  They see the trend as the end of literary criticism, and a serious blow to the business of book publishing in America.

But not everyone agrees with this perspective. Join Jessa Crispin, an NBCC board member and the founder of, the nation's most visited book blog, as she discusses the issues with Dennis Johnson of Melville House, this year's Association of American Publishers "indy book publisher of the year."

To see pictures from the event, click here.


Recorded Monday, June 11, 2007 at Stop Smiling Storefront.

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