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Bieber Book, Murakami Movie, Google Growth: Weekend Reading

As we head to the beach this weekend, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of publishing headlines to keep you busy. Email GalleyCat to get all our publishing stories, book deal news, videos, podcasts, interviews, and writing advice in a simple email newsletter.

Barnes & Noble stockholders announced they were considering selling the company, bringing up the bookseller’s stock.

We uncovered the teaser trailer (embedded above) for an adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s excellent novel, Norwegian Wood.

We met the author who hired actresses to read her novel and laugh.

Pop star Justin Bieber sold his illustrated memoir to HarperCollins.

Glee producers announced plans for a Sue Sylvester autobiography.

Google counted 129,864,880 books in the world.

We showed you how to commission a painting of your bookshelf.

Novelist William Gibson read a passage from his upcoming novel, Zero History in his new book trailer.

Still want more? Check out our Weekend Reading archives.

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