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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: By the Book
What books are currently on your night stand? “Lives of Master Swordsmen,” by Makoto Sugawara, furthers my interest in martial arts that began shortly before Bruce Lee became my teacher. The book explores the swordsmen of medieval Japan and the ...

Paris Poisoners and a Pioneering Female Detective: Your True...
Paris Poisoners and a Pioneering Female Detective: Your True...

BookExpo 2017: TCG Books takes a Bow
Theatre Communications Group, in New York, is dedicated to strengthening and nurturing professional nonprofit theater in the U.S. Its publishing arm, TCG Books, aids that mission by publishing (and keeping in print) a range of contemporary playwrights, ...

These are Amazon's picks for best books this June
If you're looking for something to keep you occupied before bed or on your commute to work this June, we suggest checking out Amazon's Best Books of the Month, a section of the site wholly dedicated to new releases in literature and fiction, nonfiction ...

Breakwater Books acquires Transcontinental's Creative Book Publishing
Breakwater Books acquires Transcontinental's Creative Book Publishing. by Sue Carter. Newfoundland's Breakwater Books has acquired another of the region's trade publishers, Creative Book Publishing, from Montreal-based TC Media, a division of ...

Books by the week
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lake Oswego resident Kati Radziwon founded iFlipd, which offers It was 2011, and one of her friends, a fellow mom of young kids, was lamenting that a parenting book she wanted to read was on a four-month waiting list at ...

YouTube Partners With Book Publishers To Get Kids To Read More
YouTube Kids, the Google-owned video streaming service's youth-oriented app, announced on Thursday that it is partnering with a group of major book publishers on a global initiative called #ReadAlong month that is aimed at encouraging children to read ...

3 Books That Help Make Sense of the Climate Change Debate
In a book that inspired a documentary by the same name, the co-authors, both historians of science, pull the curtain back on the small group of scientists who dispute evidence of climate change. Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway show that these ...

A new JRR Tolkien book hits shelves, 100 years after it was conceived
Good news for “Lord of the Rings” fans: A new book by J.R.R. Tolkien hit shelves Thursday, a century after the fantasy author first started working on it. “Beren and Lúthien,” a story that Tolkien recounted in a chapter of his posthumously published ...

Behold: Bombardier Books
Founded in 2013 as a publisher of pop culture, business, self-help, health, current events, Christian and conservative political books, Post Hill Press has created Bombardier Books, an imprint that will focus on conservative nonfiction and eventually ...

'The Long Haul' Is a Trucker's Slangy Tour of the Road
Truck driving may be dangerous, and truck driving may be stressful, but Finn Murphy is here to tell you that of all species of truckers driving all species of trucks, it's the long-distance drivers of moving vans who have it worst. You think easing a ...

'Captain Underpants' author writes his books in a Japanese cave
For 20 years, Dav Pilkey has been writing his “Captain Underpants” books — 12 in total — delighting kids and, sometimes, dismaying their parents. His hugely popular series is about two clever boys, who, using hypnosis, turn their cruel principal into ...

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS
“The Letter” by Kathryn Hughes (Headline Book Publishing). 2. “Lord of Shadows” by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry Books). 3. “The Fix” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing). 4. “16th Seduction” by by James Petterson and Maxine Paetro ...

9 New Books We Recommend This Week
Conflict and its aftermath haunt the books on our recommended list this week, from “Music of the Ghosts,” the story of a Cambodian refugee who returns home, to “Where the Line Is Drawn,” a personal journey through the 50 years of occupation that ...

How 10 Readers Randomly Found Their Favorite Books, According To Reddit Users
Perhaps unsurprisingly, book-lovers quickly jumped in with their best and most cherished stories. From random run-ins at used bookstores to mistaken identities at the library, what is a common thread throughout these stories is that discoveries almost ...

Anti-Trump books to take center stage at BookExpo | New York Post
Given the politically charged environment, there was a surprising dearth of political offerings at BookExpo — and most of such books coming out this fall are...

Japan Hotel Won't Remove Books That Deny Nanjing Massacre During Olympics
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese hotelier who denies that a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops in the Chinese city of Nanjing ever took place has "no intention" of removing books with his revisionist views from his hotels during the 2020 Summer Olympics in ...

In These New Activity Books for Kids, Staying Within the Lines Is Decidedly Optional
These simple coloring books, which are geared toward children as young as 2, have a lovely sculptural quality. Rendered in thick, bold brush strokes with a loose and friendly Keith Haringesque vibe, Alice Bowsher's illustrations of playful dolphins ...

Favorite books of Bay Area celebrities, past and present
The actor, who was born in Concord and attended Skyline High School in Oakland, said the Middle Ages history book would be his pick if he could only ... more. Photo: Charles Sykes, Charles Sykes/Invision/AP. Image 2 of 28. Steven Spielberg: “The Last ...

Teach your kids about Ramadan with these books
As a specialist in Middle Eastern Studies and a father of two small children, I like to mix books about different religions into our nightly story time. Ramadan is a month of fasting and faith for Muslims around the world, and also a wonderful ...

These Are the Best Books of June 2017
The story picks up when the death of the resort's scuba diving instructor is revealed to be a murder. But The Reef is a mystery as much as, say, Inherent Vice is one: clumsily plotted, but the plotting is really beside the point. Tony stumbles his way ...

Slideshow: Best-selling books
NPD BookScan gathers point-of-sale book data from about 16,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 85 percent of the nation's book sales. Print-book data providers include all major booksellers and Web retailers, and food stores. E-book data ...

Senators on publishing spree create new library of Congress
The "Saturday Night Live" alum has now written a total of seven books, dating back to his first book published in 1992 titled "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me! Affirmations by Stuart Smalley." His latest book is a ...

Books, Birthdays And Superheroes
Branches Books & Gifts opened four years ago in the Junction Plaza Center and relocated to the new, larger space near in the Old Mill Shopping Center near Vons last August. The new location has allowed for more author signings, art shows and children's ...

Summer books: Teachers talk about reading
Reading is going away and then being able to come home. When I was a little girl, my mom worked a lot and was hardly home. While that may sound freeing, I missed her and often felt lonesome. I would return from school with library books each week and ...

Bookshelf: Picture Books That Conjure Water Worlds - The New ...
Bookshelf: Picture Books That Conjure Water Worlds - The New ...

Books roundup: Six literary events in New Orleans in June
In book scene news this month, we bid a sad farewell to Uptown mainstay Maple Street Book Shop. It's a tough world out there for independent booksellers, who are faced with competition from behemoths like Amazon (which, in a move that adds insult to ...

Lone Jack students named National Book Challenge winners
Local educator Melanie Mills and the first-grade class at Lone Jack School Center has been announced as one of Studentreasures Publishing National Book Challenge winners for the 2016-2017 school year. Each of the 23, first-grade authors were ...

Epic Books You Should Read if You Like 'American Gods'
"God is dead," Nietzsche famously said. Then James Morrow went and wrote a book about it. The novel opens with the gigantic corpse of God falling into the ocean. No one is sure what the cause of death was, but the Vatican wants to get it out of the ...

10 Buzzworthy Books From Memoirists And Essayists
“FitzGerald overcomes her book's few flaws to produce an absorbing tale of survival, love, and the generosity of people who helped save their lives.” The account of a transformational South American odyssey that tested the author and her husband to the ...

We Read Them So You Don't Have To: New Books by Senators Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren and Ben Sasse
Not every book-writing lawmaker is running for president. But just about every wannabe president writes a book. This brings us, for better or worse, to three new entries in the senator-courts-a-national-following genre of literature, from three figures ...

How Do Self-Published Books Compare to Books from Major Publishers?
This is such a critical aspect of book publishing, simply because it is the first thing a reader notices. The larger publishers I do work for sometimes go through as many as a dozen different versions of a cover during the rough layout phase, and then ...

InfoWars editor admits to rare disorder — he literally eats books
“I literally eat books. Pages of older books especially,” Watson explained, offering an alternative theory of books' utility beyond conveying knowledge. Watson says he suffers from Pica, or more precisely papyrophagia. Pica is named for the magpie, a ...

Going old-school with books
Reading is an activity that fills my heart with joy. It has been that way for me since I was a boy. For as long as I can remember, my life has been deeply and wonderfully enriched by good books. When e-readers began to appear in the late 2000s, I was ...

492 Books, and Counting
The 492nd meeting of The Book Club was smaller than usual. A couple of members were out of town, and another was recovering from an illness. Others were just not able to make it. Gathered around the dining room table at Lloyd Klinedinst and Bobbie ...

Bogota's bibliophile trash collector who rescues books
The rubbish collector loaded his truck with the rest of the waste, but took the book home. It was the start of a wonderful obsession. Today, the 55-year-old lives on a steeply sloping road in the La Nueva Gloria barrio, in the southern reaches of ...

3 new wine books to guide our interest in drinking pink
We know rosé has become a phenomenon when we have a pop-up wine bar dedicated to pink wine and three new books extolling its virtues. It's not just a summer sipper any more, and it certainly isn't your grandmother's white zinfandel. Rosé's acceptance ...

Books: A futurist, a bestselling YA novel, Tolkien, Denis Johnson and more
The book reveals how important Wooden's lessons, mentorship and friendship have been to him. And crosstown rivalries continue: When Abdul-Jabbar came to the L.A. Times Festival of Books in April, which was held at USC, he was wearing a UCLA hat and ...

Don't worry everyone, InfoWars's Paul Joseph Watson doesn't actually eat books
Turns out the best way to make a fool of the mainstream media is to act like you're telling the truth and then yell, “Gotcha!” when they report what you told them. Extra brownie points if the thing you told them was that you eat books. On Thursday ...

North Carolina writers vie for Southern Book Prizes
Hart's “Redemption Road” comes after four best-selling, prize-winning thrillers that gained praise for their clever storylines. Author David Baldacci says the book's “prologue is heart-wrenching and the chapters thereafter pull you in like matter to a ...

Books: Account of factory fire reads like Soviet-era agitprop
This gruesome moment in American labor history has received its just due in several books. Christine Seifert's ambitiously titled “The Factory Girls: A Kaleidoscopic Account of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire,” has joined the field, in a story ...

One for the books
VENETA — Standing in the tall grass outside a barn, siblings Kelsey and Jeff Geiger discuss their mission. Behind them is a bookmobile with big blue block letters that scream “Free Books!” Roosters putz around its wheels; the buzzing of tools and the ...

Patricia Lockwood's 6 favorite books
Everyone always picks The Passion According to G.H., the Lispector book where the main character eats a bug. But you know what? I'm going with the one where she says things like "And may angels flutter as transparent wasps around my hot head because ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Camino Island by John Grisham (Doubleday, fiction, on sale June 6). What it's about: A charismatic Florida bookseller becomes a suspect after daring thieves steal the ...

The Changing Economic Models Of Audio Book Publishing In 2012
If you are one of the mega-publishers of the last 30 years, this doesn't really apply to you. Deep pockets allowed you the freedom to invest resources into producing audio books from those manuscripts your research said would be profitable, hire top ...

The Incredible Shrinking BookExpo: A 2017 Recap From An Indie Publisher's Perspective
I've attended BookExpo (formerly BEA) ten to twelve times since I started working in book publishing in 2000. I always go with a mix of dread and anticipation. The dread has to do with the sheer overwhelm of it all. But in years past that's generally ...

UFC 212 post-event facts: Max Holloway blessing UFC record books with ridiculous numbers
Although several fighters currently in the UFC are on notable runs, few have done it like Holloway has. “Blessed” etched his name all over the UFC record books with his latest performance, and for more on the numbers behind his victory, as well as the ...

Kevin Hart: 'I'm an open book,' and new memoir proves it - USA Today
Comedian Kevin Hart gives BookCon fans a sneak peak at his new memoir, out Tuesday. It's called 'I Can't Make This Up' and goes into his first marriage, arrest ...

Sen. Al Franken Hosts Book Signing In St. Paul
(WCCO) — Senator Al Franken signed copies of his latest book on Sunday in St. Paul. He was at Common Good Books Sunday afternoon. His new book is called “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate.” The book highlights his career as a comedian before he ...

Another tryout camp in the books for C.R. RoughRiders
CEDAR RAPIDS — “The List” has lost its significance, if it had any to begin with. A piece of paper is still tacked to one of the locker room walls at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena at the conclusion of summer tryout camp. It contains last names of players ...


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