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Chicago Tribune Books Section Moves to Saturday

While last week’s news that the Atlanta Journal-Constitution let go its books editor is still very much in play (having kickstarted a campaign by the National Book Critics Circle – of which I am a member, in full disclosure – to “Save Book Reviewing”) now there’s a new piece of book section information to process: the Chicago Tribune announced this week that its Books Section will move to the Saturday edition of the newspaper on May 19.

Books Editor Elizabeth Taylor briefly explains why the move is taking place: “Moving the section to Saturday will separate it from the Sunday newspaper, which already is bursting at the seams with essential reading, and make a prominent place for it on a new day of the week.” Some of the highlights of the new section: “Lit Life,” a column by Tribune Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Keller, which will appear in the Sunday Arts & Entertainment section. The popular “Literary events” calendar will be found on Saturday in Books and Sunday in Arts & Entertainment; A redesigned Books presence at chicagotribune.com is in the works; and website improvements as well as a new book blog, “TribBooks.”

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