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Books: New and noteworthy
1. Old Venus, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (Bantam, fiction, on sale March 3). What it's about: A collection of 16 new stories about the planet Venus from sci-fi writers including Elizabeth Bear , Joe Haldeman and David Brin . The ...

This week's must-read books
Written by German social worker and journalist Haffner, the book details the grim life of a gang of boys — blood brothers — in the Berlin slums. Published in 1932, the Nazi party banned the novel a year later. While the book does not specifically ...

NFL player donates children's books to United Way chapter
“We had an opportunity to give some books away (and) we had such a great experience with Virginia that we sought out the United Way again,” Ferguson said. “I do have a foundation that does more mentorship. I think one of the things that we were looking ...

Tatjana Soli's 6 favorite books that conjure exotic locales
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson (Picador, $15). Still my favorite of her books. My dog-eared and worn-out copy has a few pages loose. Robinson's descriptions are so gorgeous, the voice in the book so distinct, that she turns isolated, rural Idaho ...

In Pakistan, Talking Books and Politics at the Lahore Literary Festival
The hope that one day Pakistan will escape from the clutches of jihadist terrorism, corrupt politicians and an overbearing army came alive last weekend at the Lahore Literary Festival, where mostly young audiences averaging 25,000 people a day ...

Jamestown Unearthed: Metal Latch Pieces Link Researchers to Virginia's First ...
Jamestown Unearthed: Metal Latch Pieces Link Researchers to Virginia's First ...

Top coupon books student sellers treated to big party
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – More than 500 Clarksville elementary school students and their parents were invited to a party at APSU's Foy Center on Saturday to celebrate the success of this year's City Saver coupon book fundraiser. The party included food ...

10 Children's Books to Inspire Your Little Traveler
It is never too early to inspire the love of travel in your little one. Studies show that reading to children at an early age helps to develop brain activity and problem-solving skills, so why not enhance this with a desire to explore the world as well ...

3 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful
Your success is no longer about your own output, it's about other people's — the most important work you do is often what enables other people to do their jobs. But finding your way can be difficult. So in honor of National Book Month, here are three ...

Brokaw's new book on his life 'interrupted'
Tom Brokaw, beloved ex-NBC news anchor, best-selling author, gray eminence of American culture, was enjoying his lucky streak when cancer rudely interrupted. Now he's set to tell us all about it in a new memoir. Random House announced Monday it will ...

'Divergent' Author Veronica Roth To Write New Two-Book Series
Just a couple tantalizing weeks before the release of the film adaptation of Insurgent, the second novel of Veronica Roth's hit Divergent trilogy, Roth fans have even more cause for anticipatory excitement: The author has inked a deal with ...

Using books as a form of decoration
This undated photo provided by Meredith Wing Design shows books artfully arranged for a simple but bold contemporary visual effect. Books offer relatively inexpensive but powerful design elements of color, height and shape, while creating a mood and ...

Can This Small Publisher's Radiohead-Style Plan Change the Way Books Are ...
Can This Small Publisher's Radiohead-Style Plan Change the Way Books Are ...

It's Dr. Seuss Day: Rank your favorite Seuss books
Elementary school students across New Jersey will be celebrating the legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel - known to the literary world as Dr. Seuss - who would have been 111 today. The beloved children's book author and illustrator delivered 44 books over ...

Left Bank Books on PW's shortlist for "bookstore of the year"
Left Bank Books is one of five contenders for "bookstore of the year" honors given by Publishers Weekly magazine. The store highlighted some of its activities over the last year in a press release about the PW announcement: "'This past year had been ...

Book Publishing in Kashmir
The more books hit the bookstores the more it helps in the dissemination of new ideas. With the technological advancement and digital age everything is getting revolutionized. It has changed the traditional book publishing too, now publishing houses ...

Best Books: College Edition
I still remember looking at my syllabi freshmen year and thinking I would never be able to get through all of my readings. How, I wondered, would I ever be able to read two dozen books in one semester while still keeping up with exams and essays and ...

The 8 Essential Kinds of Books That Every Kid Should Own
I've never been a big fan of lists like "50 Books Your Kid HAS to Read" or "The 100 Best Children's Books OF ALL TIME." Typically, they make my blood pressure spike, tossing me between joy ("Ooh, good pick!") and rage ("No Sylvester and the Magic ...

Hebron businesses collect books
HEBRON – The Hebron Business Association will host a book drive from Monday, March 9, through Monday, March 16, to benefit the students and families at North Pointe Elementary. Books appropriate for an elementary-age family can be dropped off at one ...

Books stay relevant in digital age
Houston Texans tackle Tyson Clabo reads from the book “A Bad Case of Stripes” to Franklin Elementary students during the annual Read Across America Day celebration on Monday. Teachers, staff and students also had the opportunity to dress up as ...

Publisher Revenues Down As Ebook Buying Slows
Publishing conglomerates Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster are facing tough times this quarter as ebook sales fell and total profit dropped 5.6% at S&S and approximately 12% for RPH. The potential culprits? A lack of blockbuster books and low ...

8 Books You Need to Read This March
Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations, and you should read as many of them as possible. The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf, March 3) Ishiguro is a deft gut-renovator of genres, bringing fresh life and ...

Digital Book Publishing and General Office Administrator
A broad variety of responsibilities. Minimum 3-5 years experience with E Books-digital publishing extensive knowledge a must, Basic Knowledge of Social Media and Web site Administration/Content Management, Marketing helpful. Hands on Proof reading ...

Which Books Do You Read Over and Over Again?
Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Dana Stevens and Rivka Galchen discuss the books they return to, and why. By Dana Stevens. Going back to a book is a way of daring that past self to find new ...

100 books everyone should read before they die (ranked!)
100 books everyone should read before they die (ranked!) Stephen Hawking thinks these 3 things have the potential to ... Meet the richest person in 34 major countries around the wor... Tourists are flocking to a remote Japanese island that's ove ...

15 Life-Changing Books You Can Read in a Day
Page numbers vary by edition, but we've linked these titles to versions that clock in under 100 pages. READ MORE: The 100 Best Young-Adult Novels of All Time. READ MORE: The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time ...

1book140: Vote for a Nonfiction Book to Read in March
Selected as one of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2014, The Sixth Extinction is an unflinching and rigorous (yet incredibly readable) account of the history of extinctions and the role of humans on our planet. Unbroken: A World War ...

Petraeus Mistress Got Black Books Full of Code Words, Spy Names, and Obama ...
Petraeus Mistress Got Black Books Full of Code Words, Spy Names, and Obama ...

Choice Books hits milestone selling Christian books in supermarkets, drug stores
Simon Schrock, executive director of the largest distributor of Choice Books, located in Manassas, Va., said each letter that comes into his office is saved, and staff try to respond to all of them. There are 27 boxes full. One man wrote that a Choice ...

The 7 Style Books That You Should Add To Your Personal Library
Some might think that style books only make great additions to coffee tables, but there are many fashion-focused books that are worth curling up with, especially in these brisk winter months. To some of us, these books make inspiring reads, complete ...

Publisher to print Bill O'Reilly book with Ireland bombing claim without ...
Publisher to print Bill O'Reilly book with Ireland bombing claim without ...

Pacquiao Big Hit So Far in Vegas Sports Books Vs Mayweather
Mayweather opened as a 2 1/2-1 favorite in most sports books when the fight was announced, and at that price Pacquiao backers couldn't wait to get their bets down. At Vaccaro's South Point hotel sports book, there were 150 tickets written on Pacquiao ...

Best new children's books
Opening with a foreword by style guru Tim Gunn, this lavishly illustrated book presents history as a long and winding runway of fashion. In its brightly adorned pages, readers can gaze and gawk at the strange outfits humans have dreamed up since ...

Traditional books keeping up with e-readers
MARQUETTE -- Since the dawn of e-readers, like the Kindle and the Nook, traditional books have had to fight to keep up. The faithful book readers have had a big part in that. "Well I think if you'll look around you, you'll see just the beauty of the ...

Target Range students read 15 titles, battle for book knowledge
Sandra Squillace congratulates fourth-grader Reagan Remmers at Target Range School on Tuesday after Remmers and her team won the Battle of the Books competition at the school. Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program in which the students ...

Books To Read When Your Brain Is Fried
Other parts of the book revolve around Annie's later life as a mother and her adult son's mysterious car accident. While these add tension -- will her son survive? What do his past mistakes have to do with hers? -- the real strengths of this novel are ...

TC Boyle, LeVar Burton lead LA Times Book Prizes
The 35th annual L.A. Times Book Prizes are announced today. There are five finalists in 10 categories, and two prize winners were revealed: The Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement will be presented to author T.C. Boyle, and LeVar Burton will ...

Dr. Seuss a hit on USA TODAY's books list
Here's what's new on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list... Dr. Seuss is on the loose: The beloved children's author has nine titles in the top 50, plus five more in the top 150. (The full list will publish on Thursday.) It's that time of year, with ...

North Korea: Books on the 'Hermit Kingdom' are positioned as page-turners
Both the Monitor and Amazon selected Blaine Harden's forthcoming title on North Korea, 'The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot,' as one of the best books to be released this month, while Amazon chose Paul Fischer's 'A Kim Jong-il Production' as one of ...

Coffee House Launches First Imprint with Emily Books
Coffee House Press is launching its first imprint in the spring of 2016. The Minneapolis literary nonprofit is partnering with Brooklyn-based feminist publishing project Emily Books to launch its Emily Books imprint, which will focus on “original books ...

Nonprofit pays for low-income students to buy books
DENVER - When Amy Friedman looks around the classroom at Munroe Elementary School in Denver, she sees students who need help obtaining books. "For low-income children, a book is incredibly special to them," Friedman said. "Most low-income ...

Student questions removal of high school library books
Hanover High School sophomore Destiny Wilson shared this photo to her Facebook page Tuesday of library books in the trash outside the school. Books were removed from the high school library — some of which were tossed out — as part of ongoing ...

Readiatrics kicks off, provides books for children
An annual book drive that collects around five to seven thousand books each year for area kids kicked off Wednesday, and will continue for the next two months. In its 15th year, Readiatrics book drive is continuing efforts to bring literacy into the ...

Books for Kids seeks support from school community
Everyone remembers their favorite childhood book, the one they asked their parents to read over and over again. Mercer Mayer, Beatrix Potter, Maurice Sendak and Dr. Seuss are some authors you probably remember. Maybe it was fantasy, sports, animals or ...

World Book Day 2015: teachers share their favourite books
The start of this book is about younger family members not being listened to, and that's a concept that resonates with many children. The main character is a young cat called Varjak Paw who is disapproved of by his family because he wants to go outside ...

EU Court Rules E-Books Are Services, Not Goods
BRUSSELS—Electronic books cannot benefit from the same reduced rate of value-added tax as paper books, the top court of the European Union ruled on Thursday. But the European Commission signaled it may change the rules next year to allow for equal ...

Kazuo Ishiguro: By the Book
What books are currently on your night stand? As I keep explaining to my wife, every book on my side of the bed is part of some essential project, and there's no case whatsoever for tidying them away. For instance, there's my Homer project: Stephen ...

Hearst's Seventeen enters book publishing partnership with Harlequin TEEN
Under the new agreement, the Harlequin TEEN will publish four original Seventeen novels in hard cover and eBook formats under the Seventeen Books from Harlequin Teen banner. “Seventeen has always been a huge supporter of great fiction that speaks ...

11 Books That Grab You From Page One
There's a striking mix of literary elements that have to be present on a book's first page for readers to keep turning pages: an intriguing character, suspense, a vibrant writing style. The recently published books on this week's list, which include ...

It's World Book Day: Time For Reading Lists And Dress-Up
Put down that screen: Today's the day to celebrate holding a bound book in your hands. World Book Day celebrations include storytelling and dressing up as favorite characters. We bring you a roundup of stories and reading lists. Many young (and ...


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