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Meet the woman behind Cover Books
There's a View-Master located inside Cover Books. A peek inside the device tells the story of the business's name. Taken seven years ago, the image shows owner Katie Barringer lying atop a stack of books. The airy, subtle visual was a moment captured ...

'The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic' and 'Graphic Passion'
Last week I brought Taschen's gorgeous new collection “The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic” to the art department of the publishing house where I work. I left the book out on a table and watched as my colleagues drifted over, crowded around and ...

'Go Set a Watchman' among Goodreads' best books of 2015
"What makes the Goodreads Choice Awards different from any other book award out there?" asked Jessica Donaghy, senior editor at Goodreads. "It's all decided by the people who actually buy and read books, not a small committee of people. To figure out ...

'Go Set a Watchman' among Goodreads' best books of 2015
"What makes the Goodreads Choice Awards different from any other book award out there?" asked Jessica Donaghy, senior editor at Goodreads. "It's all decided by the people who actually buy and read books, not a small committee of people. To figure out ...

Book Purchasing and Publisher Relations Coordinator
Book Trust is the largest reading charity in the UK. We work to inspire a love of reading in children because we know that reading can transform lives. Reading for pleasure has a dramatic impact on educational outcomes, well-being and social mobility ...

Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch on the Future of Publishing
I've been hearing about the demise of book publishing since the first day I stepped through the doors of a publisher back in 1978. But here we are still, publishers like Little, Brown, with histories going back 100 and 200 years. What other American ...

Three children's and young adult books we love, December edition
At the beginning of “Waiting ,” Kevin Henkes's newest book, five friends rest on a windowsill: a pig holding an umbrella, a puppy on a sled, a bear with a kite, a rabbit with a tall spring for a body and a round owl. Just past the frame of the window ...

Science Fiction/Fantasy-Themed Book Club Sword & Laser Set to Launch Sequel to ...
Science Fiction/Fantasy-Themed Book Club Sword & Laser Set to Launch Sequel to ...

Best books of the year along with some holiday favorites
"Azzi in Between" by Sarah Garland - Picture/story book for young readers that tells the tale of a young refugee girl and her family who must flee their home country and resettle in a strange new land, trying to find safety and normalcy in chaotic ...

What's Selling at Third Place Books
Holiday gift-buying is in full-swing at Third Place Books in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood, where Patti Harriman, assistant manger and children's book buyer, is busy recommending favorite new and backlist titles to customers looking for that just ...

Books feature the Smoky Mountains and a magic stick
(WBIR-Downtown Knoxville) Finding something to do in retirement wasn't that difficult for Mary Faith and David Enyart. "We've always loved the park and we love to hike in the summer and in the winter even," David said. They love the Smoky Mountains and ...

Banning Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses was 'wrong' says Indian minister
The October 1988 ban from Rajiv Gandhi's government prevented the book from being imported to India, and is still in place. Chidambaram was minister of state for home when the ban occurred. “This admission just took 27 years,” tweeted Rushdie in ...

Why South Korea is rewriting its history books
School books aren't often the subject of street protest, but in South Korea a row over a government plan to write a single history textbook brought protesters to the streets of Seoul last month, with police using water cannons to disperse them. History ...

ART: Coloring books offer an artistic escape for adults
The childhood activity of coloring has become a trend with grown-ups as coloring clubs have formed and books have popped up in all kinds of stores. And for the stressed-out Sherman-Nurick – who owns Cellar Door Books in Riverside – spending time ...

The best food books of 2015
Until then, we're left to sift through the thousands of food books spewed forth each year. And we do it with particular fervor during this season of gifting as we search for books to satiate the foodies on our lists. So to save you a bit of trouble, I ...

8 Nights, 16 Books: A Book Lover's Guide to Hanukkah
The holidays are, among many other things, a time for reading and a time for schmaltz. The two, combined, give you a sentiment expressed by the beloved writer Neil Gaiman — whose books, by the way, make for excellent ...

Men Need Their Own Special Coloring Books, I Guess
When I wrote last month about the soothing properties of adult coloring books, I apparently missed something. As is the case with many other innocuous, popular products that for some reason needed to become gendered—pop, Kleenex, soap—there is a ...

Best books to give (and get): Top fiction picks of 2015
Friedrich Engels is a frequent name in history books. He was Karl Marx's Communist collaborator, penning several influential texts of the era. It may seem surprising, then, considering his academic pedigree, that his wife was illiterate and uneducated ...

Alex "Assassinato" Fitzgerald Talks About Upcoming D&B Publishing Poker Book
"The Myth of Poker Talent is a unique book and is the culmination of renowned poker trainer Alex Fitzgerald's work with over 1000 students over a 10 year period," D&B Publishing states. "Alex has discovered what makes a winning poker player and here's ...

Publisher plans series of tech books for young people
In a joint announcement Wednesday, the tech organization and Viking said the upcoming books would include middle grade fiction, doodles and board books. The initial releases, coming in the summer of 2017, will be "Girls Who Code: Tips, Tricks, and ...

Books calendar Dec. 6 to 13
Book Signing: Kent Handy: The Dark Secrets of Woodruff County. 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 13. Barnes & Noble Booksellers at College Town, 1305 Mt. Hope Ave. Wish You Were Here Series: With Tom Tischer. 2 p.m. Dec. 12. Dryden Theatre at George Eastman ...

The 11 most influential business books of the past decade
When it started the competition in 2005, it set out to find the most insightful and entertaining book of the year, but when the financial crisis hit in 2008, the prize became more focused on what book led the most conversations that year and had the ...

How Social Media Changed The Way We Read Books
She was an early adopter of the platform, and, just as she writes books prolifically, she tweeted relentlessly about anything that came to mind, sans the artistic filter that's presumably in place when she writes her fiction. When reading the ...

Season's readings: 12 gift books for geeks
In this age of e-readers, there are still occasions when it's nice to have a book printed on actual paper – like holiday giving, for instance. But which book works best as a gift for a science geek? In honor of the 12 days of Christmas, here are a ...

6 quirky, cool books to give this season
The Folio Society, known for incredible editions of favorite books, offers a new line of novels this Christmas season. With the same high quality and beautiful illustrations as all their titles, these books are portable and ready to read. Choose from ...

Penguin Hotline will help you pick books for everyone on your list
Modeled after the Butterball Turkey Hotline, The Penguin Hotline is a go-to destination for book recommendations. With hundreds of Penguin Random House employees on call to respond to recommendation requests, it's designed to help you find the perfect ...

The whiniest, funniest, creepiest and most memorable books of 2015
If you're looking for the 10 best books of the year, or the 100 most notable titles of 2015, or the five tomes that explain the Islamic State, or the three books that go inside the struggle for the soul of the Republican Party, please go away. There ...

Sword & Laser to Launch “Sequel” to First Publishing Contest
December 1, 2015 (San Francisco, CA)—Inkshares, a start-up crowdfunded book publisher, announced today that after running an initial publishing contest in the spring of 2015 with Sword and Laser—an award-winning science fiction and fantasy-themed ...

7 Books Every Successful Woman Should Read In Her Lifetime
If there's one thing I've learned from reading some amazing books on success, it's that no journey is easy — or short. So whether you've earned your private office with your name on an engraved plaque or if you're still working multiple jobs by ...

The Best Star Wars Books Are the X-Wing Novels. Fight Me.
The original Star Wars Expanded Universe novels are a mixed bunch, to say the least. There's some good, some bad, and some mediocre. And while Timothy Zahn's Thrawn saga usually gets the most attention, I am here to say that the best books are actually ...

So Proud My Daughters Are Hooked On Books
Then, I started bringing in my own book to read while they read. Occasionally, I would read them poetry or other books. I dug up "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," which I read when I was in my teens. I also read a collection of poems by the late poet ...

The 10 Best Books of 2014
The year's best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. Photo. Credit Alessandra Montalto/The New York Times. Fiction. The Door. By Magda Szabo. Translated by Len Rix. In Szabo's haunting novel, a writer's intense relationship ...

Laura Miller's 10 Favorite Books of 2015
Metaphorically speaking, the year and the mood in book publishing and reading can be bracketed between two unlikely best-sellers. The first is Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me, an assessment of American race relations in the form of a letter ...

Ethan Hawke: By the Book
What are the best books ever written about acting? And do you have a personal favorite? I guess this is secretly my favorite genre. There are many I love. The best is “The Dude and the Zen Master,” co-written by Jeff Bridges and his Zen teacher, Bernie ...

Constable: Books with diversity foster empathy
"It's putting an idea in their minds that they might not have thought of before," says Toby Rajput, National Louis University's children's literature librarian, as she gathers some of her favorite books at the library on the Lisle campus. "We need ...

Best books to give (and get): Top nonfiction picks of 2015
Buck recreated the Oregon Trail trek for this book, traveling from St. Joseph, Mo., to Bakersfield, Ore., accompanied by a dog, three mules and his brother. It took them four months and more wagon wheels than you can count. (Do you know how hard it is ...

The Year in Reading: The Best (and Worst) Books of 2015
Somehow, the book business has managed to survive yet another year of pronouncements about its demise. It was a strange one, to be sure, with both Dr. Seuss and Harper Lee publishing best-sellers and print achieving unlikely gains against its digital ...

The Five Best Wine Books for Beginners
THE MOST POPULAR wine books are beginner's guides, a publisher once told me. Whether directed at “dummies” or filled with factoids designed to appeal to millennials, these introductory works can give a tyro wine lover a terrific head start and ...

Oprah Winfrey Seals Memoir Deal With Flatiron Books, Will Get Her Own Imprint ...
Oprah Winfrey Seals Memoir Deal With Flatiron Books, Will Get Her Own Imprint ...

Get your holiday party conversation started with books on Woody Allen, Donald ...
Get your holiday party conversation started with books on Woody Allen, Donald ...

7 Books That Celebrate the Beauty of Language
I appreciate that I'm one of a select few for whom the mere mention of morphemes causes the pulse to race, but the beauty of language has a wide, loyal following--with the books to prove it. The titles below are just a few of many worthy overtures to ...

49 Incredible Books From 49 Different Countries
Ann Morgan considered herself well read — until she discovered the "massive blindspot" on her bookshelf. Amid a multitude of English and American authors, there were very few books from beyond the English-speaking world. So she set an ambitious goal: ...

Barnes & Noble Wants to Become More Than Books
Mr. Boire, who took the helm as chief executive of Barnes & Noble in September, still seems to have a soft spot for physical books. Walking through the first floor of a Barnes & Noble store in Union Square in Manhattan recently, Mr. Boire couldn't help ...

Ryan sophomore finds getaway in writing, publishing her book
Brittney Dear poses in Club Savannah on Nov. 24. She is 15 years old and a sophomore at Ryan High School. She has recently written a novel and has self-published an e-edition on Amazon and hopes to raise enough money to print her novel as a ...

Faber boss says future of book publishing is mobile
We have to put mobile at the centre of our thinking,” he said, while suggesting that for book publishers, mobile's key challenge is a marketing one. “Yeah, I think e-reading might migrate to phones, but that's not really the issue. This isn't about ...

The Literary Primary: How the GOP Candidates' 2015 Books Stack Up
Releasing a book to coincide with a presidential campaign has become a rite of passage for candidates. Some opt for policy-driven manifestos (think Bill Clinton's Putting People First in 1992) while others go the autobiographical route (Barack Obama's ...

9 books that defined 2015
"The Truth" is the continuation of Strauss's relational journey. Frustrated with his compulsions toward cheating, he books himself into sex addiction therapy, goes to a wide range of orgies, and lives in a group relationship — all along the way to ...

Seattle Times' critics best books of 2015
Nonfiction? Take your pick, from the story of seeds to the story of Detroit. I compiled this list with the aid of my dedicated Seattle Times reviewers. Thanks to them, and thanks to you, our readers, for your enduring enthusiasm for books. I can't ...

The 17 best books of the year, according to readers
Why Not Me Mindy Kaling AmazonMindy Kaling dishes on body image, love, and meeting Bradley Cooper in her second book "Why Not Me?" No one knows good books better than the people who read them. Book recommendation sharing website ...

The 18 Best Fiction Books Of 2015
In 2015, we were overwhelmed by the thoroughly kickass roster of new books on offer. We tore through some, and others we savored slowly. A few disappointed us, while many more thrilled us unexpectedly. Sci-fi, memoir, magical realism, short fiction ...


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