This time it's the Washington Post, folding its stand-alone review section, Book World, and shuffling coverage into the paper's commentary and arts sections. Here's the story in the NY Times:
In another sign that literary criticism is losing its profile in newspapers, The Washington Post has decided to shutter the print version of Book World, its Sunday stand-alone book review section, and shift reviews to space inside two other sections of the paper.
The Post said in a statement Wednesday that in the printed newspaper, Sunday book content will be split between Outlook, the commentary section, and Style & Arts. Book World will occasionally appear as a stand-alone print section oriented around special themes like summer reading or children's books.
Book World was one of the last remaining stand-alone book review sections in the country, along with The New York Times Book Review.
Book World, which will continue online as a stand-alone section, takes its final print bow on Feb. 15. Happy (day after) Valentine's Day.