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Bangladesh book publisher killed, 3 wounded in militant attack
DHAKA, Bangladesh – A publisher of secular books was hacked to death and three other people wounded in fresh attacks in Bangladesh's capital that were claimed by Muslim radicals, and a human rights group called on the government to urgently protect ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney (Amulet, fiction, on sale Nov. 3). What it's about: The 10th book in an illustrated series finds middle schooler Greg Heffley ...

'Winds Of Winter' Release Date: George RR Martin Drops Hint That Book's ...
'Winds Of Winter' Release Date: George RR Martin Drops Hint That Book's ...

Writer Alice McDermott in Syracuse: On 'ordinary' characters, short books and ...
Writer Alice McDermott in Syracuse: On 'ordinary' characters, short books and ...

Erickson: Lawmaker takes offense to report on coloring books
Because you know where some of those coloring books ended up at? At my kids' Catholic school. That's right. I sent them to a Catholic school. The teachers were thrilled to have this book that portrayed Illinois and some facts about it in an interesting ...

Edgerton book festival celebrates 10th year
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Madison resident David Maraniss will give the event's final presentation, discussing his new book, “Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story” at 4:15 p.m. at the Edgerton Performing Arts Center at Edgerton High School ...

Indonesian man brings free books to children via 'horse library'
PURBALINGGA, Indonesia — With an assortment of children's books, a 42-year-old man and a horse make their way through rural Indonesia weekly, giving children a chance to read the books for free. According to Reuters, Ridwan Sururi and the horse, Luna ...

Saints' Drew Brees passes Peyton Manning in the record books
Drew Brees was back at it in Week 8 and put together such a stellar performance that he's passed Peyton Manning in the record books. Chris Graythen / Getty Images. Nov 1, 2015 at 3:26p ET. 0shares. The New Orleans Saints seem to have finally hit their ...

Review: 'Pacific' Is Simon Winchester's Latest Big-Picture Book
Mr. Winchester's books live and die by their idiosyncrasies, anecdotes and writerly grace, not their overall structure or intellectual arguments, of which there are few. The book's 10 chapters are ultimately an excuse for him to freestyle about the ...

Liberty Bay Books opens new chapter in downtown Bremerton
That changed Saturday when Poulsbo-based Liberty Bay Books launched a holiday pop-up shop at 409 Pacific Ave. For now, it's a temporary store, here only for November and December. But owner Suzanne Droppert said she would consider opening a ...

'Star Wars' Cloak of Secrecy Extends to Tie-In Book
The unusual delay reflects Disney's fears that printed copies of the book, which would have to start rolling off presses long before they hit store shelves, could be purloined by people who want to spill plot details online. The e-book will be released ...

The Trouble With 101 Books
I hate that questions these days because I no longer have a good answer. I'm about as likely to recommend online sites these days as I am books. (I'll admit to having a certain bias for Patheos Pagan, but in fairness we do provide a pretty good ...

Greenwich's new trash facility may not have spot for book exchange
“It's my life blood,” said book exchange founder Doug Francefort. “I've been doing this for 38 years. You meet a lot of people here and you feel like you're doing something good. You're saving all these books, too, which is very important. The books ...

Unabridges Bookstore: 35 years of books, wisdom and warm smiles
IMG_0787 To say that I am a bookworm doesn't make my love for books any justice. They are my favorite object. In our house they are so well liked that we don't move when we need more room for the kids, but rather when we don't have anywhere to fit one ...

Books at barbershops promote reading
The activities are part of the Books in the Barbershop program, which promotes reading by creating mini-libraries at barbershops around Jackson. The program was launched in June by the Jackson Council Parent Teacher Association with support from ...

Conversations with Zimbabwean startups: Mazwi & its play on book publishing
The Mazwi platform allows authors to publish and distribute their electronically, and through the integration of a functional payment platform ensures that any book published on it generates revenue for the content creator. Part of their efforts have ...

12 Of November 2015's Best Books To Take Home For The Break
Post-Halloween blues got you down? Pre-Thanksgiving agita making you crazy? Post-Thanksgiving feeding frenzy bringing on a tidal wave of guilt and/or indigestion? You've come to the right place: November 2015's best books are your ticket to sweet ...

Meet Deadpool: The dirtiest hero in comic books
“I want the book to reflect everything about me. You'll notice Deadpool is on so many pages and that's because he is so striking. He was a supporting character, but he got so much oxygen because the fans just loved him. In the era of snail mail ...

From 'Book Strap' To 'Burrito': A History Of The School Backpack
"You just carried your books in your arms." He says it like he's talking about sending a telegram with Morse code. "No one really thought about it, that's just what you did." And, like all good memories, he tops it off with some commentary about the ...

the Vatican retaliates first
Those books are “Avarice: The Papers that Reveal Wealth, Scandals and Secrets in the Church of Francis” by Italian journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi, and “Via Crucis,” by Gianluigi Nuzzi, the Italian journalist at the heart of the Vatileaks affair under ...

Gloria Steinem Names The 6 Best Books On Feminism, Ever
If you're looking for some feminist book suggestions for your reading list this month, Gloria Steinem has you covered. In a recent interview with the New York Times, the feminist icon talked about all things books -- from her favorite genres, to her ...

5 Hot Books: Sliding Toward Big Brother, and a Novel About Brooklyn That's Now ...
5 Hot Books: Sliding Toward Big Brother, and a Novel About Brooklyn That's Now ...

BC Books falls down the rabbit hole
Lewis Carroll's White Rabbit may be turning 150 years old this month, but he's still spry enough to have people following him. Jim Donahue, owner of Battle Creek Books, spotted the iconic rabbit in an article about the New York Public Library's ...

Spine Tingling Books to Celebrate the Spookiest Day of the Year
Pick up one or more of these new books— from the otherworldly story of the Salem Witch Trials (the original courtroom drama) to Harry Houdini's rivalry with a so-called witch —all are guaranteed to get you in the mood for Halloween. The Witches ...

Regional Sales Manager
Publishers Weekly, “the bible of the book publishing industry,” seeks a full-time regional sales manager to handle ad sales for all digital and print products. Though 143 years old, PW is five years new, having morphed into a multimedia firm known as ...

Grace Lin talks on inspiration for books
Lin, also an illustrator, told third- and fourth-grade students at Wickham Elementary on Monday that this experience inspired her first published book, "The Ugly Vegetables." She said her family and childhood, along with Chinese folklore, inspired much ...

Belt Publishing is accepting submissions for Flint Anthology book
Belt Publishing has had seven previous anthologies about Rust Belt cities — Cleveland, Detroit, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Pittsburgh, Akron, Buffalo. All were edited and written by natives and residents of each city. "There is no one story, no singular ...

Russia: Librarian Is Accused of Allowing Access to Banned Ukrainian Books
The director, Natalia Sharina, could face as much as five years in prison for what Russian law enforcement agencies said was the dissemination of books by a Ukrainian nationalist writer, Dmytro Korchynsky, that are banned in Russia for promoting ...

'Amazon Books' Debuts In Seattle, The Company's First Actual Bookstore
"We've applied 20 years of online bookselling experience to build a store that integrates the benefits of offline and online book shopping. The books in our store are selected based on Amazon.com customer ratings, pre-orders, sales, popularity on ...

Dr. Ben Carson signs books in The Villages
Fans were not allowed to have books personalized by Carson, nor were they allowed to take selfies with him. Carson was flanked by an impressive amount of police officers and bodyguards while he signed at a podium, often shaking hands and joking with ...

Books for Keeps founder Melaney Smith honored as 'Woman of Worth'
The founder of an Athens organization that provides Clarke County school children books for the summer has been named one of 10 “Women of Worth” in the United States, an annual honor bestowed by the American branch of the French cosmetics and ...

Amazon opens its first real bookstore — at U-Village
And that could also solve the business problem that has long plagued other bookstores: unsold books that gather dust on shelves and get sent back to publishers. More than most book retailers, Amazon has deep insight into customer buying habits and can ...

Match book: Books for a young reader
It is difficult to find books at her reading level that also have subject matter appropriate for her age. She likes fantasy, animal stories, stories that take place in different countries, and history-themed stories. She loved the Warrior series by ...

U of Michigan Press endorses accessible book publishing guidelines
A key first endorsement from the University of Michigan Press has a group of disability studies scholars hopeful that their guidelines for publishing accessible digital books is slowly gaining momentum. Catherine Kudlick, Margaret Price, Jay Dolmage ...

Park Slope 2nd Grader Thinks Reading Books Is Only For Tests, Not 'Joy'
When Fariña asked students at P.S. 133 what the point is of reading your favorite book over and over again, a bright-faced little redhead replied: "to go to a different level" on tests. The chancellor replied: “Absolutely, but sometimes we have to ...

Books claim waste, greed and fraud inside Vatican
November 3, 2015, 7:32 AM |The Vatican is criticizing newly-released claims of mismanagement and internal rebellion. “Merchants in the Temple” and "Avarice," two books due out later this week, are at the center of the controversy. Some Catholic ...

Just Because You Love Books, Doesn't Mean You Have To Write One
Every writer needs a reader. Hopefully more than one, even. There's just one problem: Most people don't want to read most books. Every year, many thousands of manuscripts are rejected by agents and publishing houses, and many of those published end ...

More Scandal For Vatican With Release Of Tell-All Books
The arrests and books mark a new phase in the so-called "Vatileaks" scandal. The saga began in 2012 with an earlier Nuzzi expose, peaked with the conviction of Pope Benedict XVI's butler on charges he supplied Nuzzi with stolen documents, and ended a ...

New books allege mismanagement, excess at the Vatican
At a designated time each year, Catholic parishes worldwide take up a special collection known as St. Peter's Pence, funneling tens of millions of dollars to the Vatican with the aim of aiding the poor and needy. Yet two new books on the Vatican set ...

Did Amazon Just Replace the Public Library?
Amazon Books is on the one hand a continuation of efforts its parent company has made with its grocery offerings and locker-based pick-up systems: experiments with the merging of digital retail and physical. (The store is “a physical extension of ...

Publisher: Escort's book publisher subpoenaed by grand jury
A text statement to The Associated Press from Kate Snedeker, a spokeswoman for IBJ Book Publishing, said Friday, "we recently received the document with regard to which we are considering an appropriate response." The publisher is an affiliate of the ...

Amazon to begin selling books in its own real-world bookstore
In a bit of irony, Amazon is opening up its first physical bookstore on Tuesday, two decades after launching the online book-sales effort that helped make it an Internet retail giant. Like traditional bookstores, Amazon Books will feature wooden ...

10 Must-Read Books for November 2015
With some of the year's best realist novels, science nonfiction, literary reissues, and art books, November of 2015 is something of a win for the publishing world, which sometimes falls asleep ahead of December's year-end lists and gift books. After ...

Riff Raff Is Publishing a Poetry Book
2) he took to Instagram to announce NEON ViBES, a new book of poetry that appears to be dropping in the near future. Though no release date was announced, eager readers will be able to preorder it on Nov. 13. See the holographic cover below: ...

Comic books are for everyone these days
Pj Perez, publisher and editor at Pop! Goes the Icon and co-chair of the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival, is shown at 1800 Industrial Road in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Bill Hughes/Las Vegas Review-Journal ...

Minneapolis restaurateur writes children's books to inspire young Somali-Americans
He knew there was a dearth of books featuring young Somali-American heroes and their families. Ahmed self-published his debut picture book, “Roble and the Robot,” this year. A second book is coming out soon, and a third one is in the works. “I hope my ...

'Darkest Minds' Author Alexandra Bracken Signs 4-Book Deal With Disney ...
'Darkest Minds' Author Alexandra Bracken Signs 4-Book Deal With Disney ...

'No publishing plans yet' for JK Rowling's new children's book
J K Rowling's agent has told The Bookseller there are no immediate plans to publish her children's book in progress, discussed in interview on Tuesday evening on Simon Mayo's BBC Radio 2 Drivetime show. Neil Blair, Rowling's agent at The Blair ...

Print is not dead: Amazon goes brick-and-mortar as e-books falter
This isn't to say that e-books are doomed: It's just that, in this process of disintermediation, publishers are losing some of the market to self-published authors on Amazon and elsewhere. Book publishers have plenty of resources for price competition ...

The Zen of Adult Coloring Books
I have never changed my mind about anything as quickly or completely as I changed my mind about adult coloring books. I found the trend mostly baffling and maybe a little dumb. But I saw some in a bookstore the other day and I immediately said to my ...


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