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Performance art piece to feature 2000 books turned into a sculpture
Around 2,000 books will soon be transported by hand from the University Libraries to the Borland Project Space. The performative event entitled “The Great Book Move” invites all members of the public to come out and help move the books from 11 a.m. to ...

Sir Terry Wogan: Condolence books open for broadcaster
Books of condolence have opened for Sir Terry Wogan, as his breakfast show successor Chris Evans paid tribute on air to "radio's Eric Morecambe". The veteran broadcaster died of cancer on Sunday at the age of 77. The books, in Sir Terry's birthplace of ...

Paradise lost and found – the joy of Lippincott Books
To tell a tale of Lippincott Books, I must tell a tale of myself. Bear with me; I'll try to make it quick. Or at least painless. I was fourteen, in Bangor for one reason or another, and the group I was with decided to head into downtown to check out ...

18 Of February 2016's Best Books To Light Up Your Winter
February is a great time to be alive when you're a book nerd. The publishing world is positively blooming this month, with tons of fantastic new books bursting into existence. Debut authors and old favorites alike are putting out books in the days to ...

Does the 'Game of Thrones' Show Follow the Books?
With Game of Thrones set to begin its sixth season in April, the show will, for the first time, be completely without its source material. Author George R.R. Martin missed the latest deadline for his sixth book, The Winds of Winter, and now the show ...

Inkshares, Nerdist Launch 6 New Publishing Contests
February 1, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)—Inkshares, a start-up crowdfunded book publisher, announced today that they will be expanding their partnership with Nerdist to include its sister site, Geek & Sundry, for six fan-driven publishing contests ...

Our Theological Books Issue
Our Theological Books issue is now live. You can read Terrence W. Tilley on Luke Timothy Johnson's The Revelatory Body: Theology as Inductive Art; Maria Bowler on The Good Book, which features thirty-four writers writing about "biblical texts ranging ...

9 Books You'll Want To Read Again And Again
There's something comforting about having a bad day and remedying it with a good book. Especially one you've read again and again and still love. It's like coming home to an old friend, in a way. (And if it's Harry Potter, it definitely is — Hogwarts ...

Malibu's Bank of Books to close in April
Malibu's Bank of Books announced its closure in an email to supporters and customers Monday. The independent bookstore, which opened in July 2012, will close its doors in April. "I have always thought of Bank of Books Malibu, with our 1200 feet of ...

Books: Reel Love
In 1951, an artist and angler named John Atherton published a quiet and exquisite little book entitled The Fly and the Fish. Atherton, whose paintings were already part of the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and who ...

Literary Notes: book briefs in Hampton Roads
John Haynes III will give a talk and sign his book, “Me in 4 Seasons: A Journal for Your Journey of Change,” starting at 4 p.m. today in Portsmouth. Remarks begin at 5:30. Kad-A-Lac Restaurant and Lounge, 448 Green St. 240-463-8853. Rescheduled ...

'The Magicians': Wait a minute, did those two books just have sex?
The words “love” and “books” often go together, as in statements like “I love books,” “Love is a good book,” and so on. On the Monday (Feb. 1) episode of Syfy's quirky, increasingly crazy “The Magicians,” something happened that you could say with some ...

Bend company designs books and their covers
“We really have to know what we're doing to be successful with such a broad array of books,” said Torrey Sharp, one half of the business partnership behind Faceout Studio, a Bend-based business that designs book covers. “We're either dealing with an ...

'Books & Chocolate' at the library
AMESBURY — Celebrate Valentine's Day with “Books & Chocolate,” sponsored by The Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. On Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., the Nevertheless Writers will present an evening of Love Readings, at the Amesbury Public ...

Love Books? Plan A Trip To The Most Literary City In The Country
EMAIL FROM MY EDITOR: Portland, Oregon is the most literary city in the country. If you love books, you should go there right away. MY REPLY: I'm looking at tickets as we speak. It was really that simple — I'd been longing to see Portland and didn't ...

Bill would open books on Colorado disability funds, require audits
Boards that manage millions of dollars for people with disabilities would have to open their financial books, under legislation that had its first hearing Monday at the Capitol. The bill would make Colorado's 20 community-centered boards subject to ...

McNuggets with a side of 'Paddington': McDonald's serves books in Happy Meals for 2016
The Happy Meals will contain one of four books, including the classic "Paddington" by Michael Bond and illustrated by R. W. Alley. The three other titles all have Valentine's Day themes: "Clark the Shark Takes Heart” by Bruce Hale and illustrated by ...

The Tucson Festival of Books Founders Award: What could be better?
J.A. “Judith Ann” Jance will receive the Tucson Festival of Books Founders Award, which recognizes the lifetime achievement of an outstanding festival participant. Jance, who is referred to as the “first lady” of the book festival for her commitment to ...

Beyond Books: Why Some Libraries Now Lend Tools, Toys and More
Today, “you can check out not only a book or music, but something you can make music on,” Lent says. “We'll probably always have books, but having unusual items and expanding what a library can be and do is the way we're going.” At Millis Public ...

Stephen King On What Hollywood Owes Authors When Their Books Become Films: Q&A
EXCLUSIVE: Josh Boone's passion for Stephen King movie adaptations left me regretful I didn't publish an interview I did with King several years ago, when an influx of book adaptations done with input from authors raised questions of just how much ...

Barnes & Noble to sell personalized kids' books by Naperville publisher
A new addition to Barnes & Noble's shelves will let parents purchase books that make their kids characters. The bookstore chain partnered with Put Me in the Story, a division of Naperville-based publisher Sourcebooks that creates personalized books ...

Outskirts Press Pays Authors $300 to Begin Self-Publishing Their Books in February
During the month of February, when an author purchases the Diamond or Pearl publishing package and enters the promotion code MADMONEYFEB16 upon checkout, they will automatically receive a $300 reward—Mad Money credit to use toward any ...

11-Year-Old Girl Starts Social Movement Promoting Books with 'Strong, Black Female' Main Characters
"When you are reading about a book, you focus on the main character, of course," Marley tells PEOPLE. "When you have something in common with them and connect with them, you remember the lessons they learned and then you can apply them to your life ...

9 Books Every Woman Should Read This Winter
If you're an East Coast gal who read your way through Winter Storm Jonas last week, then you probably already have your own list of the best books to read during winter. (And if you didn't have an epic to-read pile ready by the time all that snow fell ...

Mall CEO claims Amazon Books will open up to 400 physical storefronts
Mathrani pointed out high return rates at physical stores for online-ordered products, which he estimated at 38 percent, and that fed into his follow-up estimate: "You go to Amazon opening brick-and-mortar book stores, and their goal is to open, as I ...

Good Writing About Films—and Books
As talented film critics continue to lose jobs right and left, a small ray of sunshine has broken through: a new outlet where good writers are writing essays about notable films based on equally notable books. The estimable Michael Sragow is serving as ...

'The Magicians' TV Show Is Different From the Books and That's Okay
Adaptations are a tricky thing, especially adaptations of a well-loved series of books. Whether it's to the big-screen or the small-screen there's a real a challenge for creators to cater to the die-hards that expect a legitimate representation of the ...

Social Omnivores And Book Placement Majorly Influence Children's Book Buyership Says Nielsen Report
On January 21st Nielsen released statistics segmenting children's book buyership into several groups thanks to responses from 3,000 participants. Kristen McLean, director of new business development at Nielsen, said that this study is more behavioral ...

Recent controversies spark discussion about slavery books
When children's author-illustrator Don Tate works on a book about slavery, he keeps in mind that a smile must be more than just a smile. "A smile is the manifestation of human emotion, therefore enslaved people smiled, frowned, laughed, cried, etcetera ...

The Hong Kong Bookseller Who's Keeping 'Banned' Books On His Shelves
In Hong Kong's densely packed Causeway Bay district, a red sign with a portrait of Chairman Mao looms over the bustling storefronts and shoppers. The sign indicates that there is coffee, books and Internet on offer inside. Customers go past a window ...

28 books to read in 2016
The "death of the book" has been greatly exaggerated: If the 2016 forecast is any indicator, literature is alive and well. From novels by homegrown giants like Don DeLillo, Stephen King, and Annie Proulx to debut authors sparking seven- and eight ...

E-Books Let Kristen Ashley Turn Years of Rejection Into a Self-Publishing Empire
The Kindle showed up six years later after the iPod, so maybe it makes sense that the publishing world is still basically in denial that the future isn't analog. The Observer has been covering the tug-of-war between print and digital books, but rather ...

12 Books Everyone In Your Book Club Will Love
And one surefire foolproof way to make 2016 your best year in reading yet is to finally organize that book club you and your most bookish of BFFs have been talking about since forever. But readers, be warned: If there's one thing we book-lovers all ...

Interview: Author Deep Patel Discusses Publishing a Book at Age 17
Right now, Patel is putting final touches to The Gray Veil before sending it off to his publisher. A Paperboy's Fable is set for release in June 2016 and the book has. Rob Margolies, Hollywood director, screenwriter and producer of movies starring ...

Amazon Kindle wants to ease your hunt for a good book
An Amazon page details the features and refinements coming to Kindle e-book readers. The update will enable you to personalize the home screen, for example, so your most recent books appear at the upper left of the screen. All of your books can be ...

McDonald's Will Serve Happy Meals With Books Instead of Toys
Trying to get your kids to read more? You might want to take them to McDonald's, where they'll get a book instead of a toy in their Happy Meals, now through Feb. 15. Fair warning: you might want to tell them in advance, because they just might throw a ...

8 Books You Need to Read This February
Forgive the plug of a second 500-pager, but there's no better month for long nights with heavy books. Canin's fifth novel ranges over two linked narratives — one about a mathematical genius who cracks a famous theorem at 32, the other about his ...

Where are the diverse children's books?
The Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison has been studying it for years. In 2014, of 3,500 children's books received by the center, less than 8 percent were written by authors of color. The trend extends to the ...

Hey publishers, just stop making book trailers
In my line of work, and in my life as a reader, I've seen a lot of book marketing. But there's one thing publishers and authors do that never fails to make me seethe: book trailers. Book trailers are exactly what they sound like. Imagine a film trailer ...

Google Envisions 'Unprintable' Interactive Digital Books
Smartphones may not be the best platform for reading through "Anna Karenina" or "Infinite Jest," but that doesn't mean books can't be designed with handheld devices in mind — and that's just what a new project from Google Australia called Editions At ...

A few books down, 20000 to go
That's why he's giving away 20,000 children's books as part of the Readers are Leaders project. "Our goal is to get kids excited about reading," said Keefe, who recently opened a second bookstore in Malone. "I bought my daughter a book from here and ...

DC Program Will Give Children Free Books for 5 Years
A new program in Washington, D.C. will give area children free book for the first five years of their lives. City officials will launch the "Books From Birth" program Thursday. The early childhood literacy program will mail a book to each child in the ...

Artist Wafaa Bilal uses blank books to rebuild Baghdad's war-torn library
(CNN) At its height, the college of fine arts library at the University of Baghdad housed more than 70,000 books. From floor to ceiling, the topics ranged from the history of art, modern forms of art, and oral history. Students from around the country ...

McDonald's giving away books in Happy Meals
McDonald's is serving up a side of reading material with their Happy Meals this month. The fast food chain will offer children's books instead of typical prizes through February 15. One of four books will be available in the meals with titles like ...

Cory Booker: By the Book
What books are currently on your night stand? None, actually. My night stand in Newark and my crash pad in D.C. are bare of books. But on the floor by my couch, on my card table in front of the TV, in the backpack I lug around D.C. — I have plenty ...

9 books we can't wait to read in February
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it has enough must-read books coming out to wish it had 31 days. From dazzling historical fiction to heartbreaking memoir, the following books might have you blowing off that Netflix binge in favor of ...

Got overdue books? Chicago Public Library will waive all late fees starting today
During the last amnesty program, in 2012, the library reported receiving 101,301 overdue items, valued at about $2 million, and waived $641,820 worth of fines. The late materials ranged from items only a few weeks overdue to one book that had been due ...

A Long Way Gone author Ishmael Beah to write two new books with Riverhead -- exclusive
Riverhead Books has acquired two new books from A Long Way Gone author Ishmael Beah, best known for his harrowing memoir about his time as a child soldier in Sierra Leone, EW announces exclusively. The first of these highly-anticipated new works is a ...

21 Provocative Books By Women Every Bookshelf Needs
Many of the books that have most fostered my, and my female friends', nascent feminism talk about gender and oppression obliquely, rather than in diatribes or manifestos. An essay that captures the tension between what we find ourselves wanting and ...

Lionsgate Acquires Rights To 'Magic Tree House' Books
BREAKING: Looking for more franchise properties, Lionsgate has just acquired the rights to the Magic Tree House book series and says it plans to develop multiple live-action films for its Summit Entertainment label. The books, which are a 54-volume ...


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