March 23, 2016

What’s The Dig? Here’s The Dig: Fully Booked’s weekly digest of book news. Literary fuel to get you through hump days.

 

1. Coffee shop payment options: cash, credit, and poems

On one day each year, March 21- World Poetry Day, a century old Vienna coffeehouse changes it’s currency into poetry. More establishments have joined the initiative and Pay with a Poem is being done in over a thousand shops worldwide.

 

2. I’d rather perish than self-publish.

A prize-winning author explains why he’d rather starve than publish his own work, comparing “indie” publishing to Luke Skywalker going to the dark side.

 

3. Life Lessons from the Brontës

Catherine Lowell, author of The Madwoman Upstairs, lists what she learned from obsessing over the Brontë legacy.

Pictorial Press Ltd/Focus Films/Alamy

 

4. Mission Impossible in Oasis

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One starts production this June. Simon Pegg is in negotiations to join the cast as Orgen Morrow.

Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty Images

Keep reading: