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Library offers hundreds of books at bargain prices
The sale offers hundreds of books including recent and classic releases, fiction, nonfiction, cooking and gardening. There are also audio books, DVDs, VHS tapes and CDs for adults and children. Johnson said the Friends' two book sales generate $30,000 ...

John Green's 'The Fault in Our Stars' banned in Riverside
The Riverside Unified School District's book reconsideration committee voted to remove three copies of John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" from the library shelves of Frank Augustus Miller Middle School and to forbid its inclusion at other middle ...

Charles M. Blow: By the Book
In a new Insider feature, Pamela Paul, the editor of The New York Times Book Review, extends the “By the Book” column to Times writers and editors. This week she chats with Charles Blow, a Times Op-Ed columnist and the author of “Fire Shut Up In My ...

Hillary Clinton In South Florida Thursday For Book Signing
Mrs. Clinton will autograph copies of her new book HARD CHOICES starting at 3:30 p.m. at Books & Books in Coral Gables located at 265 Aragon Avenue. Those who want to attend and have their book signed must purchase a copy from Books & Books or if a ...

9 Books Bill Gates Thinks Everyone Should Read
Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are about transforming systems: how nations can intelligently develop, how to lead an organization, and how social ...

BJ Novak wants his children's book to be a 'gateway drug to literature'
B.J. Novak sees his children's book as a “gateway drug to literature.” The book, quite literally, is what it says it's going to be: The Book With No Pictures, and, no, it does not cheat on that promise. And while there are no pictures in Novak's book ...

Moms turned authors to appear at Books by the Banks
Their book, featuring 120 kid-friendly places within a two-hour drive of Cincinnati, has recently been a No. 1 bestselling Cincinnati travel book on Amazon, and it will be featured at Books By the Banks, the region's largest books festival. The eighth ...

Book 'Drive:' Trucks Drop Off Books to Rochester's School No. 52
"It's important because it continues to drive home reading to our students. and it also helps our students to be able to read at home," said Assistant Principal Felecia Drysdale. "A lot of them don't have access to libraries or books at home, so with ...

The Books We Talk About (and Those We Don't)
The novel's droll sexual innuendoes, its constant flirtation with incomprehensibility and obscenity, provoked excitement and consternation among more or less everyone who read books at the time. How could fiction be written in this way? What relation ...

Suddenly Chatty, Jeter Starts Web Forum
Last year, Jeter announced the creation of a book publishing imprint, Jeter Publishing, in partnership with Simon & Schuster. The imprint recently released its first book, “The Contract,” a middle-grade novel inspired by Jeter's life that lists him as ...

Good Question: Why Are We Reading More Books?
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With all of the media available to us via television, smartphones and the Internet these days, reading books is still a favorite pastime. According to surveys, how much we read books has remained constant over the years and, ...

Book News: National Book Foundation Fills Out Its '5 Under 35' List
Earlier this week, the National Book Foundation named the authors included on this year's "5 under 35" list. The young authors are occasional NPR contributor Alex Gilvarry, Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Valeria Luiselli, Kirstin Valdez Quade and Iraq War ...

No, I don't want to read your self-published book
He begins kindly enough: “I can imagine how frustrating it is to have your book refused possible review coverage by the Horn Book simply because it is self-published.” But then he lays out the case from the review editor's point of view. He's bracingly ...

Harlequin passionately embraces Scribd's e-book subscription service
Harlequin, the world's most famous English-language romance fiction publisher, is joining the "Netflixication" of e-books. For the next year, Scribd will be the exclusive subscription partner for Harlequin and its various imprints. The deal will bring ...

USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list
USA TODAY's weekly Best-Selling Books list it is not located in its usual spot on our site this week due to some technical difficulties. As a temporary solution we've published a version of the list here. It's still the same top 150 books, with data ...

James M. McPherson: By the Book
What books are currently on your night stand? Ron Chernow, “Washington: A Life,” and Daniel James Brown, “The Boys in the Boat.” In very different ways, these books chronicle unlikely triumphs over seemingly insuperable odds to found a nation from 1775 ...

Managing Editor
Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Arts & Sciences or related field and 3 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for editing book-length manuscripts or equivalent publishing related experience; or ...

Books On Lego
BrickJest, a collaboration between Kevin Griffith, an English Professor at Capital University, and his eleven-year-old son, Sebastian, reenacts scenes from David Foster Wallace's most famous novel, even though Sebastian has not even read the book. I ...

Digital Book World, Jan. 13-15 in New York, Gathers Publishing's Top Leaders ...
Digital Book World, Jan. 13-15 in New York, Gathers Publishing's Top Leaders ...

Popular on Amazon: Wildly misleading self-published books about Ebola, by ...
Popular on Amazon: Wildly misleading self-published books about Ebola, by ...

6 Reasons the Left Behind Books Suck (And Why the Movie Might, Too)
Sure, they're touted as best-selling novels, but the Left Behind books -- and maybe this week's movie release -- just aren't very good. In 2014, the Left Behind franchise is mostly a fringe curiosity -- this week's film adaptation of the 1995 novel ...

Literacy road warrior Granby woman delivers thousands of books to Wyoming ...
Literacy road warrior Granby woman delivers thousands of books to Wyoming ...

On the Books: A new James Bond book is on the way
James Bond and Hollywood have become so synonymous that sometimes we forget the books franchise that started it all. But in September 2015, 007 will return to bookstore shelves. The estate of original author Ian Fleming has given acclaimed British ...

Books to Watch Out For: October
This new book provides a history of slang, approaching it as “a 'counter language,' the language that says no.” “Born in the street,” Green writes, “it resists the niceties of the respectable.” Green identifies the common threads that have run through ...

Amazon Kindle Unlimited vs. Scribd vs. Oyster: E-book subscriptions battle it out
E-book subscription services are all the rage this year, thanks in part to Amazon. The decades-old book retailer unveiled its own unlimited book subscription, Kindle Unlimited, on July 18, aiming to compete with Oyster and Scribd, comparable services ...

All the best selling books covers since 2000 reveal interesting trend
There is a TON of fascinating structure within this visualization. Early on, in the wake of Y2K and the rise of the dotcom era, many book covers were white. While still popular, bright saturated hues have become a mainstay now a decade on. The "boy who ...

On books and their destiny
I was recently invited to deliver a capstone lecture at the Library of Congress in Washington DC in conjunction with their major exhibition - "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book". The exhibition had explored, as its curators had put it, "the rich ...

Book Club Books: 12 Fabulous Titles Everyone Can Agree On
Selecting a book club book can seem as harrowing as the plot of a page-turner. Should you opt for the true story of a valiant trek across the Pacific Northwest, or the underrated, lesser-known classic? Should you ignore your 400-page limit for the sake ...

Digital Book World Gathers Publishing's Top Leaders to Focus on Industry ...
Digital Book World Gathers Publishing's Top Leaders to Focus on Industry ...

New Books Party: book received this week
When I get new books, I like to share them with people. Unfortunately, since you all are so far away, I cannot host a book party in my crib where you can look over them, so I'll do the next best thing. I'll host a book party on my blog each Friday of ...

Books for Youth Drive
INDIANAPOLIS – On Sunday, September 28, the Colts teamed up with “Books for Youth” title sponsor Cargo Services, Inc. and Indiana Department of Child Services to host a book drive prior to the Colts vs. Titans game. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., ...

My kid doesn't like books and it's okay
But I always had access to books, and I came by my fanaticism for them naturally. My mother's go-to anecdote about me as a child is that I hated dolls but would lovingly push my books around in my toy stroller. I was socially awkward and bad at math ...

College president offers to pay for students' books in Madden tournament
If students held an imaginary draft for the coolest college president, Columbia College's Scott Dalrymple might be a first-round pick. Dalrymple has offered to buy textbooks for an entire year for any student who can beat him in a game of Madden NFL 25 ...

'Gone Girl' raises question: Which is better, the book or the movie?
(CNN) -- "Gone Girl" was that rarity: a best-selling book that was also well reviewed, earning spots on both The New York Times best-seller list and critics' best-of lists. Will the movie starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike which opens Friday ...

Want a job in Christian publishing?
“EXPERIENCE: 3 to 5 years in book publishing or related field. SKILLS: Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; proficiency in Chicago Manual of Style; efficient task management; efficient product development management; ...

Kevin Pietersen's autobiography buzz highlights golden age for sports book ...
Kevin Pietersen's autobiography buzz highlights golden age for sports book ...

Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Onix 3.0: Global Publishing, Global Metadata
Among the challenges technology poses for publishing is the issue of how to handle globalization. With the potential to reach a truly global marketplace, there is a need for automated M2M (machine to machine—really, computer to computer) data exchange ...

Edward Baptist's New Book Follows the Money on Slavery
Mr. Baptist, a history professor at Cornell, said in an interview that his book represented his decade-long effort to blend these two aspects. Published in September, “The Half” joins a new wave of scholarship about the centrality of slavery — and the ...

17 Great New Music Books for Fall
A bevy of great books by and about musicians is hitting store shelves this fall. Elvis & Ginger Ginger Alden, the 21-year-old beauty engaged to Elvis when he died, sets the record straight about the man who loved her tender. Disputing portrayals of him ...

Best-selling books for the week that ended Sept. 28
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Sept. 28. HARDCOVER FICTION. 1. “Edge of Eternity” • Ken Follett. 2. “Personal” • Lee Child. 3. “Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good” • Jan Karon. 4. “Festive in Death” • J.D. ...

Behind The Sunglasses: The Lives Of Secret Service Agents
Part thriller, part black comedy, it belongs on the same high shelf as the best books of Don DeLillo and Jonathan Franzen. It won't make the recent headlines any less scary or infuriating, but it should make them more understandable. The novel tells ...

Oakland teens need books too (Community Voices)
A month or so ago, it started going viral on Facebook: list ten books that made a deep impression on you, and tag ten friends. I must have been tagged at least ten times. As I read my friends' lists, and my own for that matter, I noticed something: an ...

Publishing Battle Should Be Covered, Not Joined
“Amazon's entrance into the book publishing and distribution market,” he says, “has been nothing but good for consumers — because it has meant both lower prices and more choice — and arguably for many authors as well.” In some Times stories, the ...

7 Books That Will Change Your Life
What I have here for you today is a curation of some of the books that have most impacted my life, changed me for the better and radically improved my quality of living. I feel sometimes like reading is cheating -- I get to learn from everyone else and ...

Woodbury teen returns to gather more donated books
Last February, the Woodbury teen collected and donated 1,700 books for a charter school in one of Las Vegas' most at-risk neighborhoods. Seven months later, thanks to a breakfast conversation between his mother and a stranger, he's on a roundup again, ...

Aye captain, nay Captain: In book publishing, piracy is still rampant
Goa has spawned Publishing Next, a conference for professionals that is a festival with performance and tamasha shaved off. No big stars, just working stiffs, but all the stiffs from the big academic publishers to the littlest startups. Deadly ...

Katha Pollitt, essayist, poet, columnist
Katha Pollitt, essayist, poet, and long-time columnist for the Nation, spends her summers in Clinton, N.Y., where you can find her scouting the books in the local Goodwill. Pollitt speaks about her new book, “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights” on ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. The Innovators by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster, non-fiction, on sale Oct. 7). What it's about: Isaacson follows up his No. 1 best-selling biography of Steve Jobs with ...

This 'Book Of Witches' Casts A Fascinating, Sobering Spell
But in The Penguin Book of Witches, whose dry title belies a fascinating collection of primary sources surrounding three centuries worth of witch trials, editor Katherine Howe has her eye firmly on Perkins' second concept: that witch hunts were above ...

Books by the Banks returns Saturday
Cincinnati's Books by the Banks event has snagged some hot and about-to-be-red-hot authors in recent years, including Gillian Flynn, whose book "Gone Girl" was a bestseller in 2012 and now is a movie starring Ben Affleck. Last year, one featured author ...


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