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More good books for you summer reading pleasure
Since my last column on books, I've had some interesting reading. That includes “Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust.” It's full of photographs and stories relating the experiences of thousands of men, women and ...

Waldo hunt is on for Book House, Main Street Books
Children can hunt for images of the famous red stripes of "Where's Waldo?" in stores along Manchester Avenue in Maplewood and Main Street in St. Charles. Two local independent bookstores, the Book House and Main Street Books, are taking part in the ...

Sexy, scary, suspenseful: 11 books to put on your summer reading list
No need to scour the bookshelves for your next summer read: Kate White and Brad Thor, both New York Times bestselling authors with books due out this summer, shared their must-have list of warm-weather books with TODAY. Thor's pulse-pounding "Act of ...

How to Organize Your Books
I don't mean e-books. If they're cluttering your e-reader, all you have to do is delete them, and you don't even have to do that, since you can pretty much fit the Library of Congress on a thumb drive. But physical books -- the creepy retronym for the ...

Defying Censors, a Young Entrepreneur Sells Banned Books In the Middle East
On the other, I was standing next to the entrepreneur Ala' Alsallal, 28, as he showed me piles of the banned books that his company, Jamalon, ships to readers throughout the Middle East. Jamalon is a four-year-old online books retailer that carries 10 ...

On the Books: The biggest book publishers in the world are...
On the Books: The biggest book publishers in the world are...

Books to Watch Out For: July
This book takes its name from a line in James Baldwin's “The Devil Finds Work,” in which he writes about actors such as Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, and Humphrey Bogart: “One does not go to see them act: one goes to watch them be. One does not go to ...

Midsummer Mostly Fiction: Fill your beach bag with these intriguing books - The Huntsville Times
Mississippi advertising executive Shirley also has deep roots in Alabama, which explains both the setting and voice of his latest book, "The White Lie." A finalist for the Jefferson Press Prize for Fiction with his short stories collection, "Oh Don't ...

The Top 10 Books on Apple's iBooks
iBook charts for week ending June 30, 2014: Top Paid Books. 1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - 9781101569184 - (Penguin Group US). 2. Invisible by David Ellis & James Patterson - 9780316405409 - (Little, Brown and Company). 3. The Silkworm by ...

How Tiny Details in Paintings Reveal a Secret History of Books
Most books do not survive for more than a century, and we know very little about what people's everyday reading experiences were like over the past 500 years. Luckily, says the British Library, we can look to classical paintings. There, we find images ...

Christians Soulseeking Book Publishing Has Published Said I Wouldn't Tell It ...
Christians Soulseeking Book Publishing Has Published Said I Wouldn't Tell It ...

Limits to Books in Prison Draw Creative Foes
One of the changes was to restrict the flow of books into prisons, with a ban on packages of books brought or sent by friends and relatives. Mr. MacShane's case suggests that some guards have interpreted the policy as a broader ban, though the Ministry ...

July 2014's Best Books: 8 Must-Reads You'll Want to Add to Your Ever-Growing ...
July 2014's Best Books: 8 Must-Reads You'll Want to Add to Your Ever-Growing ...

July 2014's Best YA Books: 9 Summer Reads for the YA Fanatic
Summer doesn't always tend to be a major release period for new literature, but apparently no one told the YA publishers. July is full of exciting new titles by both new names and some of our favorites. So if you're planning a summer vacation and need ...

Book News: Amazon Defends Negotiating Tactics In Hachette Fight
In an effort to put pressure on Hachette, Amazon has been delaying shipment of the publisher's titles, removing the option to preorder them, and recommending lower-priced options when customers look for Hachette books. Grandinetti, senior vice ...

London is Invaded by Beautiful Benches Dressed as Books
However, yesterday, as part of Books About Town, a literacy campaign by the National Literacy Trust and Wild In Art, fifty benches were unveiled across the capital, all decororated to represent a major landmark in literary history. These ranged from ...

Financial pressures will end World Book Night USA.
It will be sad to see World Book Night USA go. It was a crazy, ridiculous, beautiful scheme that sought to give away a million books every year on one specific day in April. The organizers quickly scaled back their goal to 500,000 books a year, but ...

Lynne Cheney: By the Book
The author of “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” says the last book to make her cry was Shel Silverstein's “The Giving Tree”: “I have to steel myself before I read it to my grandchildren.” What books are currently on your night stand? Paul C. Nagel's ...

World Book Night US calls it quits
In Southern California, World Book Night volunteers have given away copies of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" from a firetruck, paddled out into the waves to give (plastic-bagged) books to surfers, and handed out copies of Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen ...

Book publisher plans 313 distribution jobs in Indiana
Penguin Random House LLC, the world's largest consumer book publisher, plans to consolidate much of its U.S. distribution operations in Indiana, creating up to 313 jobs by 2016, the company announced Wednesday morning. The New York-based ...

Hillary Clinton's book sales dropped even faster in week three than in week two
Do you own a hard copy of Hillary Clinton's book Hard Choices? If so, you're in exclusive company. According to data provided to the Post by Nielsen BookScan, a little over 26,000 more copies of the book were sold in its third week -- down almost 46 ...

3 Books for Babies that Build a Foundation for Learning
I am not a big fan of putting a lot of pressure on kids, but I do love books and activities that help kids learn as they play and explore. These books introduce little kids to big concepts early and beautifully. Kids learn through play, and reading is ...

Book Publisher Promises 300 More Crawfordsville Jobs By 2016
Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton says negotiations on the expansion started around the first of the year and seemed all-or-nothing in nature. Barton says if Crawfordsville hadn't landed the additional jobs, it was likely the plant would have closed ...

9 New Books Destined To Become Classics
How soon is too soon to call a recently published book a modern classic? Just because critics praise a new book and readers buy it doesn't mean that book will be read by future generations. The awed whispers of adulation we've been hearing about the ...

The teeny tiny Bronte books
Nine miniature manuscript books, six by Charlotte Brontë and three by her brother Branwell Brontë, are held at the Houghton Library at Harvard University. Nine miniature manuscript books, six by Charlotte Brontë and three by her brother Branwell Brontë ...

Steamrollered: when librarians are told to censor kids' books
Of all the professional challenges librarians face, there's nothing quite like a demand to remove a book. Sandy Bradley discovered that when it comes to children's literature, there's no telling what kind of book will arouse controversy. Boing Boing ...

Online Book Purchases Bringing in More Money For American Publishers Than ...
Online Book Purchases Bringing in More Money For American Publishers Than ...

World's largest book publisher plans Ind. expansion
The world's largest consumer book publisher, Penguin Random House, LLC, announced plans to consolidate a major portion of its U.S. distribution and fulfillment operations to Crawfordsville creating 313 new jobs. The company will spend millions to ...

Imagining a New Way to Read, One 3D-Printed Book at a Time
Researchers at the University of Colorado have created a new project that can convert standard picture books into 3D-printed pages, letting children with visual impairments follow the raised illustrations by touch as the stories are read aloud. See ...

Crawfordsville to gain 300 book publishing jobs
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Book publisher Penguin Random House LLC has announced plans to consolidate a major portion of its U.S. distribution and fulfillment operations in the west central Indiana city of Crawfordsville, creating up to 313 new jobs ...

Book Scene: Board books for curious kids of all ages
If my children had a choice, we'd be outside all the time. They love to dig holes in the dirt, chase each other in the grass and jump through the sprinklers. They also love to read book after book. We have so many favorites: Tanner, 18 months, loves ...

7 Books With Better Sales Than Hillary Clinton's "Hard Choices"
She may be a former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State, but that background isn't really helping Hillary Clinton's book sales. Her latest book, “Hard Choices,” had a rough first week (85,000 copies sold), followed be a rougher second week ...

Crawfordsville to gain 300 book publishing jobs
Book publisher Penguin Random House LLC has announced plans to consolidate a major portion of its U.S. distribution and fulfillment operations in the west central Indiana city of Crawfordsville, creating up to 313 new jobs by 2016. The New York-based ...

Strong Turnout for INTERQUEST's Annual London Digital Book Printing Forum
According to Gilles Biscos, President of INTERQUEST, "Our record attendance shows that the London forum continues to provide an outstanding venue for book printers and publishers. Attendance among publishers was especially strong, accounting for over ...

Book News: Children's Author Walter Dean Myers Dies At 76
Myers wrote more than 100 children's books, winning five Coretta Scott King Awards and two Newbery Honors along the way. Myers' mission was as social as it was literary. His father was illiterate, and as the 2012/2013 National Ambassador for Young ...

The State of the Union's Books
With patriotism and fireworks in the air this weekend, the Book Review turns its attention to American life and thought, looking at new books by or about Hillary Clinton, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Supreme Court, among other subjects. We're part ...

World's largest book publisher expanding Montgomery Co. facility
The world's largest consumer book publisher, Penguin Random House, LLC, announced plans to consolidate a major portion of its U.S. distribution and fulfillment operations to Crawfordsville creating 313 new jobs. The company will spend millions to ...

Novelist Mom Launches "Ramadan Reads" Campaign For Diverse Books
While she was growing up in South Florida, the Pakistani-American novelist Aisha Saeed said that she never read any children's or young adult books that featured Muslim or South Asian characters. “I remember reading books like Heidi and Little Women,” ...

Revival Revival Mid-century Blues obsessives are getting a lot of attention lately
Constructed to maximize suspense, that story—and the peculiarities of white, educated blues obsessives—was the element that justified the article's prominence in a publication not otherwise known for introducing forgotten music by minor artists of ...

Stephen King, Donna Tartt among signers of anti-Amazon letter
Prominent authors such as Donna Tartt (“The Goldfinch”), Stephen King, Nora Roberts and James Patterson have added their names to an online letter criticizing Amazon.com for restricting access to works published by Hachette Book Group. By HILLEL ...

Children's Books: Canines for K Through 12
Pitched at children between the ages of 10 and 14, the book is a compact exploration that, through text and photographs, lays out how a dog's nose differs from ours and introduces readers to particular working and tracking dogs and their handlers ...

Crawfordsville to gain 300 book publishing jobs
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Book publisher Penguin Random House LLC has announced plans to consolidate a major portion of its U.S. distribution and fulfillment operations in Crawfordsville, creating up to 313 new jobs by 2016. The New York-based ...

The Summer's Most Unread Book Is…
Sadly overlooked is that other crucial literary category: the summer non-read, the book that you pick up, all full of ambition, at the beginning of June and put away, the bookmark now and forever halfway through chapter 1, on Labor Day. The classic of ...

Final chapter being written on York's Books in Houlton
With the infusion of electronic books, the days of paperbacks, hardbound copies and magazines are waning. “It's been a long, long run,” said York. “There will be some big sales in here” leading up to the final day. York's father started his business ...

Best-selling books for the week that ended June 29
“Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book” • Diane Muldrow. 9. “America” • Dinesh D'Souza. 10.”Grain Brain” • David Perlmutter. Here are the best-sellers at area independent stores for the week that ended June 29. Stores reporting ...

Three books on the revolutions that America's uprising helped spawn
Some of my favorite books take up the story of the struggle for liberty and the pursuit of happiness in places far from the shores of the 13 colonies, as men with muskets, women at barricades and the occasional uncontrollable mob, all worked to free ...

Amazon Versus The Book Publishers
Gigantic Amazon controls a huge portion of all book sales in America now, and right now it's using that power “bare knuckles” with one of the country's biggest book publishers, Hachette. If you're looking for the latest from J.K. Rowling or James ...

Little libraries build community and love for books
The Little Free Library project began in 2009, when a Wisconsin man named Todd Bol built a model of a one-room schoolhouse, filled it with books and placed it in his front yard in honor of his mother. Bol built several more and gave them to friends and ...

Bright stars, worlds to explore at BYU Symposium on Books for Young Readers
It started as a balance to a children's nonfiction literature program that the University of Utah used to run, and it gradually changed to include all kinds of authors and illustrators who produce books for young readers. Over the years we've had so ...

Weekend picks for book lovers
USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include the new novel by best-selling author Jojo Moyes and The Last Magazine, a journalism satire by Michael Hastings, who was just 33 when he died in a car wreck. One Plus One by Jojo Moyes (Pamela Dorman ...


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