Morning Bites: Record Collectors, An Emma Straub Essay, Marie-Helene Bertino, Noah Cicero Interviewed, and More


Amanda Petrusich’s excellent history of rare record collecting, Not For Sale at Any Price, is now out. Petrusich spoke with NPR, and Sarah O’Holla reviewed it for Slate.

What are the best books released on independent presses so far this year?

Buzzfeed has a new essay from Emma Straub, on the subject of road trips.

New fiction from Marie-Helene Bertino at Guernica.

Nathan Rabin coined the term “manic pixie dream girl,” and explains why he now regrets it.

Is To Kill a Mockingbird YA? Should it matter?

Word Riot talked with Noah Cicero.

Valeria Luiselli has assembled a Book Notes playlist at Largehearted Boy.

At Hazlitt, there’s a new poem from Lisa Wells.

Jeff Sharlet revisits the Scopes Trial.

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