June 25, 2018

Amazon stock fell more than a percentage point after the Supreme Court overturned a 1992 ruling that has allowed internet retailers to forego collecting sales taxes. The American Bookseller Association celebrated the Supreme Court decision, which feels that the older tax laws gave online booksellers an unfair advantage over small brick-and-mortar stores. “Today’s ruling represents a tremendous victory for independent booksellers and for indie retailers throughout the country,” said the ABA’s CEO, Oren Teicher.

At Vogue, Bridget Read learns everything she can about the TV adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend, which is currently being filmed in Naples.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Patrick Melrose.

Christopher de Bellaigue considers a disappearing strain of British aristocratic sadism through the lens of Patrick Melrose, the new show based on the novels of Edward St. Aubyn.

The Quietus has posted a  list of the top 40 books about music.

Eleanor Catton, author of Booker-winning The Luminaries, imagines the astrological book she wishes she’d written, reveals what novel influenced her most, and explains why John Williams’s Stoner is overrated.

On Tuesday in New York, Minna Zallman Proctor, the author of Landslide: True Stories, will read with J. Robert Lennon (Broken River), Simeon Marshalis (As Lie Is to Grin), and Dan Sheehan (Restless Souls). You can reserve a seat here.

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