Round–Up: Book World Inc., Native American Heritage Month, and Twin Peaks

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From a Native American Heritage Month reading list to a revealing Twin Peaks book installment, we’ve collected the latest literary news:


Book World Inc., the Appleton, Wisconsin based chain, announced that it is closing its doors. The company said that liquidation sales will begin on November 2 at all 45 of its stores and will continue until everything has been sold–which is estimated to occur before January 15. Senior Vice President Mark Dupont attributed the company’s closing to declining sales “that will no longer sustain […] business.”


In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, which occurs each November, First Nations Development Institute (FNDI) compiled a list of what it considers to be essential reading for “anyone interested in the Native experience.” FNDI’s mission is to improve “economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance and training, advocacy and policy, and direct financial grants.” The institute has a number of resources and events lined up for the month to supplement the publication of the reading list. First Nations President, Michael Roberts, says, “Many of us here—as Native Americans, avid readers, activists for improving Native American economies and communities, and as direct participants in the Native American experience—believe that we are uniquely positioned to suggest this reading list.”


Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier a book written by Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost, and aimed at die-hard fans, was released on October 31. This new supplement to the viral television series, which recently concluded its third season, provides details about the lives of characters before and after the narrative presented in the show. The book, however, doesn’t answer the show’s biggest lingering questions, which leaves fans hoping for a season four and another revealing volume.