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Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Food, Health and Happiness by Oprah Winfrey (Flatiron, non-fiction, on sale Jan. 3). What it's about: 115 healthy recipes from a dieting Winfrey (now a high-profile Weight ...

4 old books for the new year
We are already inundated with lists of books published in the past year or about to be published. So I'm going to do something different: I'm going to recommend books that you should read in 2017 that are quite old. While three of the books are from ...

19 Ingenious Design Books to Inspire You in 2017
The best design books have the power to spark new thoughts, theories, ideas, and opinions. Collected below is a diverse collection of 19 such books, published in the past year. Here you'll find everything from black-and-white photos of Brutalist ...

16 science fiction and fantasy novels you don't want to miss in January
It's a new year, and just in case you wanted more to read after all the great books that 2016 gave us, prepare yourself. 2017 is going to have a ton of new books to dive into. I always like January for this reason: it's a good time to take a look at ...

How to make 2017 the year you finally read more books
Vowing to read more books is a perennially popular New Year's resolution—right up there with getting organized and exercising. But even if you consider yourself a bibliophile, it can be hard to get through books when you've fallen out of practice ...

Bills' Reggie Bush sets saddest NFL rushing record in the books
Reggie Bush did not receive a carry in his Bills' 30-10 loss to the Jets in both teams' season finales Sunday. That prevented him from doing anything about cementing an NFL mark that no running back would want to have. Bush ended the season with ...

Books Donated To Local Schools
Jeanette Thomas, who died April 18, 2016, had amassed a large library on reading instruction, as well as appropriate children's books for elementary school reading classes, according to her husband Robert Thomas. A lifelong educator, Jeanette Thomas ...

Galloway on Film: The 10 Greatest Movie Books
There are fine film books that I haven't included because they never touched me personally (Kevin Brownlow's The Parade's Gone By, John Gregory Dunne's The Studio and Francois Truffaut's Hitchcock/Truffaut), and others that touched me deeply but don't ...

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11 Inspirational Books to Read This Winter
But despite that, the distant memories of spring and summer are still fading as quickly as the daylight. If you're feeling unmotivated, lethargic, depressed or just … *loud exhale full of ennui* … here are some books you can read that may help. Neil ...

Fake readers help save books
SORRENTO — Chuck Finley appears to be a voracious reader, having checked out 2,361 books at the East Lake County Library in a nine-month period this year. But Finley didn't read a single one of the books, ranging from “Cannery Row” by John Steinbeck ...

Award-winning book publisher Mindstir Media unveils website to ...
Award-winning book publisher Mindstir Media unveils website to ...

Somali refugee in Milwaukee publishes book
While most upward-bound high school seniors are content to complete major term papers, Ali's book was entirely extracurricular. As digital change lowered the barriers in the once-elite world of book publishing, she opted to self-publish rather than ...

Somali refugee in Milwaukee self-publishes book on life, ordeal
While most upward-bound high school seniors are content to complete major term papers, Ali's book was entirely extracurricular. As digital change lowered the barriers in the once-elite world of book publishing, she opted to self-publish rather than ...

Leslie Jones calls out publisher over Milo Yiannopoulos' book deal
It's time to add book publishers to the ongoing list of things (ghosts, internet trolls) Leslie Jones isn't afraid of. The Saturday Night Live actress posted on Twitter Monday, voicing opposition to Simon & Schuster and its imprint, Threshold Editions ...

Salon's author questionnaire: 5 books to start your new year off right
For the first wave of new books to come out in 2017, I posed a series of questions — with, as always, a few verbal restrictions — to five authors with new books: Kris D'Agostino (“The Antiques”), Derek B. Miller (“The Girl in Green”), Ottessa ...

Leslie Jones Has Some Words for Milo Yiannopoulos's Book Publisher
The publishing giant Simon & Schuster has gotten a lot of flack in the past few days following the announcement of their book deal with notorious "alt-right" figure, Breitbart editor, and Twitter harasser Milo Yiannopoulos. The publisher paid ...

3 books to read for a more productive 2017
Most of these experts had published books in the past year and the ones below are the ones that I've added to my to-read list. If you're also feeling ready for reaching new goals and better, more meaningful work this year, check out these books for ...

Uncertainty lingers as Bears close books on 3-13 season
Bears players had one final team meeting Monday morning at Halas Hall, then cleaned out the locker room and headed for the offseason. In the wake of a 3-13 season, the extended time off should prove beneficial as the team begins to regroup. Here's what ...

Banning books in the postmodern world
How long can it be till the Church of the Perpetually Offended holds bonfires in the public square to purge society of non-PC books? Shall we go and roast marshmallows in those flames releasing carbon into the atmosphere? But smores must be hopelessly ...

Banned Books: Giving Up White Male Authors
It started with a BuzzFeed list: 28 books to read, or something. A lot of them sounded good. I added them to my list. I didn't even notice that they were all by black authors until I read the comments (never read the comments), where people complained ...

New York Public Library Will Be Publishing Books Inspired By Its Collection
NYPL and the publisher are planning on using the vast collection of books the library holds as a source of material for five to eight books a year that celebrate the role of libraries in the public sphere. The first book scheduled to be released next ...

Another View: Books we're reading and loving lately
Wreaths Across America local denizen Paula Celick has her hands on a book about Shakespeare and Company, that English bookstore in Paris. She's planning on loaning it to me, the brave woman — I tend to hold on to books longer than I should. But I can ...

Literary pilgrimages bring pages of beloved books to life for Minnesotans
They are the structures that each found their place in Hildegarde Swift's wonderful children's book, “The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge.” While planning a trip with my husband to New York City, I'd had a passing thought that wouldn't ...

7 books that will change the way you work in 2017
Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time. Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists ...

Leslie Jones Slams Milo Yiannopoulos's Book Publisher
Well, for some reason, some sales-motivated exec at an imprint of publishing giant Simon & Schuster decided to give him a hefty book deal so he could freely spew his hate speech while collecting a comfortable quarter of a million, and, obviously, a lot ...

Carrie Fisher's books rush to reprint after sales were 'wiped out by demand'
After Carrie Fisher's unexpected death on Dec. 27, her books saw an uptick in sales, becoming Amazon best-sellers overnight and selling out at various booksellers. Now, her publisher Simon & Schuster has confirmed to EW that they are working to reprint ...

Two New Books Look at the Holocaust in Civic and Military Terms
There are over 16,000 books devoted to the Holocaust and decades of witness testimony. Among the memoirs and documentaries, exhibitions and — in recent years — the observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a counterculture of ...

5 Books That Can Help Change Your Life
It is a time people consider or promise to make a real change in their career, health, mind, spirit, etc., and for those looking to improve their lives I recommend the books below. These books are by authors with various expertise, from business ...

Chicago lit review editor talks 'imperfect solution' to Yiannopoulos book deal
Despite receiving "overwhelmingly negative" feedback, "Chicago Review of Books" editor-in-chief Adam Morgan said Tuesday he doesn't regret last week's decision to boycott covering Simon and Schuster titles because one of its imprints is set to publish ...

Resolving to write a book in 2017? Publishers share advice
TWH – The new year has been rung in and resolutions have been made and, for many, high on the list of resolutions is to finish writing a book and have it published. This is, would be their first attempt at becoming a professional author. While there ...

Donald Trump Finally Books a Star for His Inauguration: Hillary Clinton
As TheWrap first reported, Trump's team is struggling to book A-list performers for his inaugural festivities, with two talent bookers saying they were offered ambassadorships if they could deliver marquee names. The inauguration team has its sights ...

Here's How You Can Donate Your Old Books In The New Year
Liberation Library supplies youths in prison with books to “encourage imagination, self-determination and connection to the outside worlds of their choosing.” They offer many different ways to be a part of their effort that surpass just book donations ...

Books and Brews in Portland, Maine
The coastal city of Portland, Maine has a rich history: lighthouses and the mansions with widow's walks that guided long-ago ships, cobblestone streets lining the Old Port area and storied buildings of the West End. Established in 1632 as a trading and ...

Arts|Leslie Jones Says Publisher Spreads Hate by Publishing Milo Yiannopoulos's Book
Leslie Jones, the “Saturday Night Live” and “Ghostbusters” actress who was temporarily chased off Twitter in July by an army of trolls hurling sexist and racist insults, was sure to have thoughts on Milo Yiannopoulos getting a book deal. Mr ...

The 10 Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of 2017
Why You'll Love It: Adam Silvera's debut, More Happy Than Not, was Paste's pick for the best YA novel of 2015 and was included in our best YA books of all time list. So it's safe to say we're Silvera fans. In his second book, Silvera introduces us to a ...

(Photo: Getty Images, David M. Benett)
David Bowie got his first-ever No. 1 album on the Billboard charts shortly after his death last year, and now Simon & Schuster is struggling to keep up with the demand for Carrie Fisher's books after her death last week. According to Entertainment ...

'Sexually Explicit' Books Could Be Under Fire In Virginia Schools
And, in the past, books deemed “sexually explicit” have often been titles featuring queer characters or women asserting their sexual personhood. For access to be cut off to such stories could be damaging to kids who otherwise have no way of meeting ...

Trump inauguration gala books country band Big & Rich
The Republican Party of New York and Great Alliance America announced Tuesday that the country band would perform at the event. "We're thrilled to be performing in our nation's capital during this historic moment in time," John Rich, of Big & Rich ...

The 7 Science Books That Will Help You Survive 2017
This year, science and technology books will be huge, which is to say, “bigger than usual,” as readers struggle to get their arms around big abstract ideas that suddenly seem to affect day-to-day lives. It's a bumper crop, but here are seven books that ...

Neighborhoods parched for books
With this closure, the Bronx is joining an increasing number of communities that can be classified as “book deserts” — low-income neighborhoods with limited access to print resources. Our recently published study suggests that book deserts are ...

Mobissuethe Ultimate Platform for Dynamic Mobile Flipping Book Publishing
(MENAFN Press) 28, December 2016: Most readers on the internet do this using their smart devices. Subsequently, businesses looking to dominate the internet need to create contents that are not only captivating, but that are also mobile-friendly ...

Cozy up with these winter books (and your kids)
Sometimes things seem colder than usual, and perhaps a bit dull, particularly after all the holiday buzz. You can warm things up with these books that explore the wonders of winter. So go ahead, make a hot pot of cocoa, grab your little ones by the ...

7 books to check out before National Book Month ends
Herrera has written several books of varying genres over the years, including children, young adult, stories, poetry and nonfiction. His life's work earned him the appointment as U.S. poet Laureate by the Librarian of Congress. When asked about being ...

Flip Book Maker Mobissue Makes Flip Book Making Easy in Three Steps
The flip book maker can not only create all new flip books but can also convert the existing books and documents from ordinary PDF files to the latest, interactive and multimedia enriched html5 flipbooks. “Our designers have perfected this software in ...

A brief history of Stephen Hawking's blockbuster
Hawking's book changed perceptions of the market for popular science. Keen to repeat his success, US and UK publishers in the late 1980s and early 1990s invested heavily in the genre. They quickly promoted existing titles (Penguin, for example ...

NOAA Scientists Didn't Cook The Books On Climate Change, Study Finds
New research has further eroded a go-to argument from climate change deniers: that there's been a significant slowdown, or hiatus, in global warming. In June 2015, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration challenged this ...

Milo Yiannopoulos' book deal is publishing business as usual
Less than 24 hours after Milo Yiannopoulos' upcoming book was announced, pre-orders for the controversial young conservative's “Dangerous” propelled it to the top of Amazon's bestseller list, knocking the recently deceased Carrie Fisher's “Princess ...

A librarian in Florida went rogue to save 2361 books from an algorithm
George Dore, a librarian in Orlando, Florida was suspended from his position as branch manager after an investigation revealed that he had created a fake identity to borrow library books that were falling out of fashion. His creation, the fictional ...

ELLE: Publishing MILO's Book 'Will Endanger Human Lives'
French lifestyle magazine ELLE has claimed that the publisher Simon & Schuster's decision to offer MILO a $250,000 book deal is irresponsible as it will “endanger human lives.” Joining in the mass left-wing media outrage over the book deal, ELLE ...


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