Along with the apparent demise of the independent bookstore (Go Politics and Prose!) and the near imminent (so they say) implosion of the newspaper industry comes the cutting of Book World from the Washington Post. The Post was one of few papers in the country to feature a separate section devoted entirely to books, but budget cuts dictated that the section get the ax. The same content will still be available online, but you know how it is.
Check out today's edition if you can still buy it, especially an excellent essay by novelist Manil Suri as part of "The Writing Life."
In happier news, this Sunday's edition of the Post Magazine is the Valentine's Fiction issue including the winner of the '08 fiction contest and the rules for the 2009 fiction contest.