The Wall Street Journal’s New Book Review Section Premiers This Weekend

September 23, 2010

The Wall Street Journal will premier its new weekly book review section on Saturday, Sept. 25th. Editor Robert Thomson stated that the changes to the WSJ weekend edition weren’t about challenging competitor The New York Times: “Nationally, there’s no contest now,” Thomson said. “We’re more than twice as big as The New York Times. They’re not a serious competitor.” Bold words, given the general adoration of the Times Sunday Book Review. It couldn’t be a better time to bring out additional publicity for worthy reading material. The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and L.A. Times have all cut their book review sections, much to our dismay.

The Essex Library will have the Wall Street Journal and its new book review section on Saturday. Come by and take a look at it.