Monday’s issue is our second-to-last of the year, and literary agent Richard Curtis returns with another end-of-the-year poem on the Soapbox page. There’s also a piece on what's ahead for Google eBooks, and what the future may hold for Borders. The International section looks at South Korea’s Paju Book City, and there is a profile of Deus Ex Machina author Andrew Foster Altschul. In Reviews, there is a starred, boxed review of Salinger: A Life by Kenneth Slawenski; a round-up of reviews on Valentine’s Day themes; and Q&As with Elena Mauli Shapiro, author of 13 rue Thérèse, and Jacques d’Amboise, author of I Was a Dancer: A Memoir. Features catch up with trends in African-American publishing and movie tie-ins.