Barnes and Noble's Nook, best airport books, Sarkozy and Camus, James Patterson's new series

Barnes and Noble says it has sold out of its e-reader, the Nook. New shipments won't go out until January. ... Hudson Booksellers, the bookstore travelers turn to while waiting it out at the airport, has released their list of the best books of the year. ... Conservative French president Nicolas Sarkozy has the left in a lather over his decision to award the country's highest political honor to Albert Camus. The left accuses Sarkozy of trying to score political points. ... James Patterson's new series for young readers debuts on Dec. 14 and the publisher is going all out to attract teens and tweens. ... Waldo Hunt, credited with reviving the art of pop-up books after they fell out of fashion in the U.S, has died...

By Steven E. Levingston |  November 24, 2009; 11:40 AM ET Steven Levingston
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