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Huntington Town Hall Little Free Library offers books to share
The idea is to take one of the books in the box and exchange it for a book the reader has finished and would like to share. Anyone taking one of the books can keep it. There are 50,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world, in all U.S ...

Here are the books you need to read if you're going to resist Donald Trump
A review of the literature revealed amazing parallels. Books written in the 1930s and 1990s featured dictators using “just folks” populism to channel legitimate anger—as well as xenophobia and racism—for their own dictatorial purposes. Unsurprisingly ...

Neil Gorsuch wrote the book on assisted suicide. Here's what he said.
In 2006, the year he was nominated to the federal bench, he released a heavily researched book on the subject titled “The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia.” The front cover looks almost like a Tom Clancy novel, with purple all-caps block text ...

Have You Written A Book And Need Editing, Publishing And Marketing Services? Fat Cat Publishing Can Make You A ...
Have You Written A Book And Need Editing, Publishing And Marketing Services? Fat Cat Publishing Can Make You A ...

Mayor's Office of Media and BuzzFeed Launch ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK Community Reading Program
This evening, BuzzFeed and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment will host a book party for the launch of One Book, One New York in celebration of the five finalists and New York City's hometown book publishing industry. A city-wide public ...

Hillary Clinton Will Open Up About Her Loss To Donald Trump In A New Book Of Essays
On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that Hillary Clinton will publish a collection of personal essays for publishing house Simon & Schuster. The essays will touch on her 2015-2016 showdown against Donald Trump in the presidential race, and ...

The 5 Books You Should Read in February
Whether you prefer your reading sexy and satirical, political and polarizing or simply amusing, these stand-out books in February are guaranteed to hit the spot by providing some much-needed escapism, while challenging the status quo and sparking ...

Book Publishers: Now Offering Loads of #@$%
When first-time author Simon Griffin started shipping books to customers, his 9-year-old daughter, Matilda, wanted to help. But first Mr. Griffin had to sit her down and tell her the book's title: “F—ing Apostrophes.” “She gave me this look like she ...

Clinton to publish book of personal essays
Hillary Clinton will publish a book this fall of personal essays “inspired by the hundreds of quotations she has been collecting for decades,” Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday. “These are the words I live by,” Clinton said in a statement. “These ...

One Book for Five Boroughs
By having a shortlist of five books, it hopefully encourages people to read all five books before they vote. And to buy them. We want to be very supportive of these industries.” Lisa Lucas, the executive director of the National Book Foundation ...

Hillary Clinton publishing book of essays Fall 2017, will touch on 2016 election
Clinton has a long relationship with Simon & Schuster — her five previous books were also with the publisher. Her most recent, Hard Choices, was published in 2014. A press release notes that Hillary and S&S have been kicking around the idea of a ...

Orwell's '1984' surges to No. 1 on USA TODAY's books list
Here's a look at what's new on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list… It's 2017, but 1984 is all the rage. George Orwell's chilling 1949 classic, long a staple of classrooms, is No. 1 on USA TODAY's list this week. Sales of 1984 and other older ...

Hillary Clinton will publish a book of essays, including her thoughts on Donald Trump
It turns out Hillary Clinton has been doing more than just hiking in her free time. The former secretary of State has also been busy writing, and she'll release two new books this fall. Simon & Schuster will publish a collection of personal essays by ...

Phone books to disappear for good
Frontier Communications, which provides landline phone service in the Rochester area and some other areas in New York, has asked state regulators for permission to end mass delivery of phone books to its customers. The books contain business listings, ...

New York's “One Book, One New York” Campaign Wants to Get the Entire City on the Same Page
“The publishing industry is a vital element of the city's creative economy. We're thrilled to celebrate our enduring literary capital with the 'One Book, One New York' program," said Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin in ...

Your e-books are about to get a big IQ boost
Imagine a chemistry book with a pop-up periodic table of the elements for instant reference, a sucrose molecule that rotates under your fingertip to show its 3D structure, a video demonstration of titration procedures, a chat box to message the ...

E-books for kids are now free – with an NC library card
Thanks to a $200,000 grant from the state legislature last year, library users across North Carolina now have free access to 3,700 e-books and other online materials for kids. Library officials announced the launch of the N.C. Kids Digital Library on ...

JK Rowling Is Shutting Down Readers Who Burned All Their Harry Potter Books
"Guess it's true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat, but you still can't make her think," she captioned a screenshot of the online message, which read, "just burned all my Harry Potter books after being a ...

Virginia Beach company delivers Papa John's founder's memoir
Papa John's had hired writers, editors and designers to help advance the book toward completion, and it was probably about 60 percent completed, Koehler said. Although the company publishing team did a good job, a book where the process was that far ...

Paige VanZant inks publishing deal to release first book
UFC strawweight Paige VanZant can add author to her growing resume after inking a publishing deal to release her first book. According to her management company at MMA Inc., VanZant has signed a deal with Hachette Book Group to release her first book ...

Two vastly different books land on February to-read list
The second day of the second month calls for two books that I am hearing a lot about, the kinds of titles that pop up when I visit with readers around the region—and the country. Each of these has been on bestseller lists and both are on my lengthy to ...

Surprise: Hardback Book Sales Overtake E-books Despite iPad and iPhone
Recall that right after the iPad came out, there was a flurry of interest in e-books. [Back in 2012, I published a six-part series.] We all thought that books on paper might eventually disappear. Some libraries took to preserving their holdings in ...

Author drops out of Tucson Festival of Books, citing Trump's travel ban
Linwood Barclay, an American-born Canadian author, has dropped out of the Tucson Festival of Books because of President Trump's executive order that bans entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries. “I really wanted to come (to ...

Store donates books to district
Books-A-Million at the Susquehanna Valley Mall donated about $6,000 worth of books to the schools. Students in the Baugher Elementary second-grade class of teacher Tracy Heiss opened some of those boxes of books on Wednesday in library class with ...

JK Rowling hits back over threats to burn Harry Potter books
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has hit back at Twitter users who threatened to burn her books following her criticism of President Trump. Rowling's recent Twitter feed has been filled with her retweets criticising the president's recent travel ban ...

Van Jones of CNN has book coming out in fall
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2017 file photo, activist Van Jones speaks to the crowd during the women's march rally in Washington. Jones, the political activist and CNN commentator has a book deal. Jones' “Facing the Messy Truth” will be published this fall ...

3 Transporting Books on Train Travel
Assouline, $85. An ode to the world's most famous train—and arguably literature's most glamorous crime scene—this new glossy book chronicles the Orient Express from its launch in 1883 onward. The author, design writer Sixtine Dubly, touts it as the ...

Best science fiction and fantasy books to read in February
Kameron Hurley has done it: She's written a true space opera with no men in it. The world she's created in “The Stars Are Legion ” (Saga) is starkly female. The ships are reminiscent of wombs, and women become pregnant not only with babies but with the ...

Billionaire Warren Buffett discusses the book that changed his life
Warren Buffett started reading books about investing when he was just 7 or 8 years old. His father owned a small investment shop, and young Buffett often picked up the books lying around the office. By the time he was 11, Buffett was going to the local ...

Paige VanZant secures publishing deal to release first book
According to Damon Martin of FOX Sports, 22-year-old UFC strawweight Paige VanZant has signed a deal with Hachette Book Group to publish her first book. VanZant, who made her professional MMA debut in 2012, will tell her story of how she got involved ...

4 Books You Must Read During The Trump Presidency
“MAKE MARGARET ATWOOD FICTION AGAIN!” read one sign at the Women's March. “THE HANDMAID'S TALE WASN'T MEANT TO BE A HOW-TO MANUAL” read another. Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is a story of how a totalitarian theocracy ...

Sales soar for Milo book 'Dangerous'; publisher mum on tour
Sales are soaring for, "Dangerous," the upcoming book by the right-wing commentator. The book, scheduled to come out March 14. was in the top 10 on Amazon as of Thursday afternoon, a day after violent protests led the University of California, Berkeley ...

Chipotle Closes The Books On 'Most Challenging Year' In 23-Year History With 13% Drop In 2016 Revenue
Chipotle CEO Steve Ells does not mince words when he talks about the year that was 2016. “It was indeed a challenging year for us,” he told a packed Orlando ballroom at the ICR Conference last month. ”It was the most challenging we've ever faced in our ...

The Books We're Turning to Now
Among more recent books, I highly recommend Viet Thanh Nguyen's “The Sympathizer,” Karan Mahajan's “The Association of Small Bombs,” as well as Mohsin Hamid's “Exit West,” which will come out soon, and which is eerily prescient with regard to vicious ...

Fallen officer's legacy continues with book
Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton had just finished the two-year process of writing a book on her life's work about a month before she was killed in the line of duty Jan. 9, her publisher and friend Ty Young said. “Bridging the Gap Between Law ...

A roundup of books by authors with Capital Region connections
One of the great joys in my life is coming in from the cold, sitting down next to a warm fire with a hot chocolate and whipped cream and curling up into my favorite leather chair to read a book. Here are some suggestions of books to read this winter by ...

Fox Chapel Acquires Lumina Books Division
Fox Chapel Publishing has acquired the books division of Lumina Media, including 330 print books and 440 e-books focusing on animals, pet care, home gardening, farming, and rural life. The publisher will launch a new imprint, CompanionHouse Press, ...

We Need Diverse Books Opens Nominations for Bookseller Award
We Need Diverse Books announced in Minneapolis during this year's annual gathering of booksellers at Winter Institute that nominations are now open for its inaugural Bookseller of the Year Award, which honors a bookstore or an individual bookseller for ...

7 New Books We Recommend This Week
Feel like getting away? Go ahead and dive into Arthur Conan Doyle's London, explore the world of women in early Mormonism or journey across the Rocky Mountains to get a sense of how America's geography has shaped its role in the world. Not far enough ...

Alumna publishing photo book "Queer Girls" focusing on LGBTQ community
The book, which Hawkins plans on publishing in October, features LGBTQ women in a clothed and a semi-nude setting. Hawkins said this type of setting offers a real and vulnerable experience for the reader. While the book offers an opportunity for the ...

Yes, You Do Have Time to Read 200 Books This Year
Chu tells the story of how reading 200 hundred books a year (yes, 200!) for the last several years helped him turn his life around, reconsider his career, and become much happier. It's a fascinating tale. But Chu also anticipates the objections. That's ...

3 Reasons Why We Need More YA Books About Girls Who Play Sports
“I definitely wish there more sports lit for girls,” Willa, who has been blogging about books and writing reviews since she was 12 and is now an intern at a literary agency, tells Teen Vogue. Editors in the industry say it's hard to say the exact ...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, February 6, 2017
Armitage (The Declaration of Independence: A Global History), a professor of history at Harvard, succeeds in his quest to distinguish civil wars from revolutionary wars, and different kinds of civil wars from one another, in a learned book that cuts a ...

Books You Should Read: Making A Transistor Radio
When a Hackaday article proclaims that its subject is a book you should read, you might imagine that we would be talking of a seminal text known only by its authors' names. Horowitz and Hill, perhaps, or maybe Kernigan and Ritchie. The kind of book ...

Sebastian Barry on his Costa-winning novel Days Without End – books podcast
Irish novelist and playwright Sebastian Barry won the Costa book of the year award – one of the UK's most prestigious books prizes – for his novel, Days Without End. Following the life of Thomas McNulty in the mid-19th century, Days Without End ...

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year
For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year — if I was lucky. I'd read a couple on vacation and I'd always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months. And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books ...

My 10 Favorite Books: René Redzepi
For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they'd take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is the Danish chef René Redzepi, co-owner of the ...

Canton native Corey Olds brings books program to Gibbs School
CANTON Corey Olds fell in love with books when he was about 8 — and not kid stuff. His dad, who owned a bookstore, had Olds reading some weighty subjects. "Every time we'd take a ride in the car, whether is was to football practice, or baseball ...

What we know (and don't) about Milo Yiannopoulos' 'Dangerous' book
Milo Yiannopoulos' Dangerous is living up to its name. The right-wing provocateur's book has ignited controversy since it was announced, and now its March 14 publication date looms after riots this week at the University of California, Berkeley, forced ...

8 books on politics to read right now, from indie bookstore Politics & Prose
How best to understand all the changes going on? At the arts desk, we often turn to books for insight and reflection. So this week, we went to our local independent bookseller, Politics and Prose, for their thoughts on what to read right now. Here are ...


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