New on the shelves this weekend

Hotly anticipated new books on the shelves at Bird & Beckett include novels by Michael Chabon (Telegraph Avenue), T.C. Boyle (San Miguel), Zadie Smith (NW), Irvine Welsh (Skagboys); short stories by Junot Diaz (This is How You Lose Her); nonfiction by Salman Rushdie (Joseph Anton: A Memoir), David Byrne (How Music Works), the late Christopher Hitchens (Mortality), Robert Hass (What Light Can Do: Essays), Joy Harjo (Crazy Brave: A Memoir). New in paperback, Stephen Greenblatt (The Swerve) and Steven Pinker (The Better Angels of Our Nature). New poetry by the US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey (Thrall). etc., etc.

It’s pretty much always like that at Bird & Beckett, though this is the beginning of the autumn onslaught of wonderful books. Who says the publishing industry is in trouble?