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City Hall: Phone books heading toward extinction
Last year Dex Media, the company which publishes phone books for CenturyLink, got permission to stop the automatic delivery of phone books to customers in the smaller towns served by CenturyLink, including Fremont, Grand Island, Norfolk, North Platte, ...

Toledo native writes book about personal terror
That's the real-life series of events at the heart of The Levine Project: Fighting Back Against a Campaign of Terror, a recently released book that offers a personal perspective on a story that's been playing out in newspapers in Arizona and beyond for ...

10 books to read in November
Wilder, author of dozens of Little House books that have sold more than 60 million copies in 45 languages, elevated her life as a pioneer girl on the Great Plains in the late 1800s to legendary status. Her autobiographical novels represented a ...

Springer Nature is censoring some of its academic articles in China ...
Springer Nature is censoring some of its academic articles in China ...

World's biggest academic book publisher bows to China's censors
Springer Nature, which claims to be the world's biggest publisher of academic books, has confirmed that it is restricting access to hundreds of articles that cover topics deemed sensitive to Chinese authorities. The revelation, first reported by the ...

Closing the books: Book World to close all its stores and liquidate inventory
The family-owned independent chain of bookstores located throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and Missouri offers a huge selection of books for all ages. The Baxter store is located at 15528 Edgewood Drive and employs ...

Author Ashley Shelby's workshop on Sunday focuses on book ...
Author Ashley Shelby's workshop on Sunday focuses on book ...

Author Ashley Shelby's workshop on Sunday focuses on book publishing
She's been on both sides of the publishing equation — as a published author with two books and a former book acquisitions editor at Penquin. To take her workshop on the road, Shelby received a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant of $4 ...

New science fiction and fantasy books to help you escape this holiday season
It is the dreaded season of airport delays, family "fun," and long weekends spent in delightful locations with no cellular reception. That means it's book reading time! Whether you want to fire up your brain or just need to escape, we've got a handful ...

November 2017 Archives
The exhibition focuses on the accomplishments and technological innovations of McLoughlin Brothers, the influential late 19th century children's book publishing firm. Rising from the gritty printing district of lower Manhattan, the McLoughlin Brothers ...

Books for Russia's En+ IPO are fully covered - sources
MOSCOW, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Order books for an initial public offering by En+, which manages tycoon Oleg Deripaska's aluminium and hydropower businesses, are fully covered, three financial market sources told Reuters on Wednesday. Two of the sources ...

Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War
There are a number of books that I dearly love and have found indispensable that are not on this list. (Du Bois's Black Reconstruction in America immediately comes to mind.) I mean no slight to any of those volumes. But this is about being less stupid ...

Multi-author book signing to be held Nov. 5 in Clinton Township
A new book publishing conference, By The Book: Traditional and Indie Publishing Today, is taking place on Sunday, Nov. 5, at Beaver Brook Country in the Annandale section of Clinton Township. The two-hour Author and Illustrator's Alley,which runs from ...

Book World, an American book chain, is closing all 45 of its stores ...
Book World, an American book chain, is closing all 45 of its stores ...

The most popular books in all 50 states, in one map
Before we dive into the numbers, some caveats: This data does not measure which books are the most popular of all time, but instead, which books were most popular from October 1 through October 18 of this year. The result is a snapshot rather than a ...

The 13 Best New Nonfiction Books Of November 2017
There is just something special about autumn nights with good books. The only thing you have to worry about is what title to move on to next — a problem easily solved by this list. November has an abundance work worthy of your reading time, and I've ...

Books roundup: Seven literary events in New Orleans in November
We've arrived at November, where a veritable cornucopia of literary events appears on New Orleans' pre-Thanksgiving calendar. On deck: a storied journalist talking about the rise of Fake News, a book fest with music and fireworks and Chilean literary ...

Once Upon a Time books Riverdale star as Zelena's daughter
EW has confirmed that Riverdale star Tiera Skovbye has booked a recurring role as Zelena (Rebecca Mader) and Robin Hood's (Sean Maguire) grown-up daughter Robin. Robin is described as a “strong-willed former good girl turned rebel … struggling to ...

New York Times Co. increases revenue, books healthy third quarter profit
The New York Times Co. is suffering the same miserable print advertising losses as others in the industry — down 20 percent year-to-year for the third quarter. But the Times, unlike the rest of the public news companies, still achieved revenue growth ...

Blue Ridge Books to donate 500 books to REACH
Beloved Main Street bookshop Blue Ridge Books is headed to Hazelwood, and as part of its moving preparations, co-owners Allison Lee and Jo Gilley are donating over 500 books to Within Reach Resale Shop. Within Reach is a staple of the Hazelwood ...

Florida's Cultured Books Takes First Steps Toward Opening
She was also motivated to become a bookseller due to a study highlighted by multicultural children's book publisher Lee & Low Books that revealed racial gaps in publishing. The study by the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the School of Education, ...

13 Must-Read Books Recommended by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Brilliant Leaders
"Mukherjee wrote this book for a lay audience, because he knows that the new genome technologies are at the cusp of affecting us all in profound ways," Gates wrote. Mukherjee is what Gates calls a "quadruple threat." He's a practicing physician ...

Gathering around the Table: Theater group's performance to benefit Tsunami Books
Tsunami Books continues its months of fundraising efforts with a Saturday performance by The Actor's Table in Eugene with the theme “We're All in This Together.” Judy McKenzie, founder and producer of The Actor's Table, said the performance exemplifies ...

Books offer Loveland a way to bring the outdoors in for winter
Always popular books at Book Haven include "John Fielder's Guide to Colorado's Great Outdoors: Lottery-Funded Parks, Trails, Wildlife Areas & Open Spaces," and "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails," by Charles A. Wells. The Loveland ...

Walter Isaacson: By the Book
I was blown away by “Madison Park,” a book just written by a colleague of mine, Eric Motley, about growing up in a tight-knit African-American enclave of Montgomery, Ala., that was built by a group of freed slaves led by his great-great grandfather. I ...

Innovators In Print, Artist Books (And Editions) From Onestar Press And Three Star Books
As objects, artist books are frequently overlooked, especially in a cluttered art market. But books (and editions) are as critical and compelling as painting or sculpture. At a minimum, art books require the same creative effort, but usually more ...

Justice Sonia Sotomayor working on 3 books for young people
She will collaborate with illustrator Lulu Delacre on a picture-book autobiography about important books for her, “Turning Pages.” And she and illustrator Rafael Lopez plan a picture book about “childhood differences.” The two memoirs are scheduled for ...

Justice Sonia Sotomayor working on 3 books for young people
NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has a crowded book publishing schedule. Sotomayor is working on three books for young people, Penguin Random House told The Associated Press on Thursday. She will be adapting her ...

Title, cover of former FBI Director James Comey's new book revealed
... tweeting under the monicker "Reinhold Niebuhr", which appears to be a reference to the theologist who was prominent from the early to mid 20th century for his work in political philosophy and Christianity, including his book "Moral Man and Immoral ...

Libraries no longer lend just books
You don't have to worry about it anymore. Some libraries are letting you do that. Setting up what they call libraries of things where people could check out anything from cookware to garden tool, chimney sweep, whatever you want, just like you would a ...

Turkey's biggest book fair to welcome book lovers for 36th time in Istanbul
Turkey's largest international book fair will open its doors to book lovers on Saturday, Nov. 4 in TÜYAP Fair and Convention Center in Istanbul's western Büyükçekmece district. Held by the Turkish Publishers' Association and TÜYAP Fair and Congress ...

3 books for your 'indoor growing' season
The time is now to start thinking warm thoughts and start looking at your bookshelf. Fall and winter are great times to brush up on those field guides and to dig a little deeper into natural history. I am starting my fall journey this week with these ...

Marchman's books are inspired by her cats
A. Cats inspire me. I see situations in which cats are abandoned, neglected, or homeless and a story forms in my mind. All my cats were strays or feral cats who have backgrounds they are unable to discuss with me. My experiences are reflected in my ...

The Best Illustrated
This year marks the 65th anniversary of the Best Illustrated Children's Books Award — and the first year of the Times' partnership with the New York Public Library on the honor. We're unveiling a new name: The New York Times/New York Public Library ...

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS
"The Book of Dust" by Philip Pullman (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers). 10. "Uncommon Type" by Tom Hanks (Knopf Publishing Group). NONFICTION. 1. "The Pioneer Woman Cooks" by Ree Drummond (William Morrow & Company). 2. "Leonardo ...

11 New Books We Recommend This Week
“Hagan has delivered a supple, confident, dispassionately reported and deeply well-written biography,” our critic Dwight Garner writes. “It's a big book, one that no one will wish longer, but its chapters move past like a crunching collection of ...

Children's Publishers Celebrate Halloween 2017
The Children's Book Council's Early Career Committee and the Association of American Publishers' Young to Publishing Group hosted a Halloween party at the Slaughtered Lamb in New York City. (From l.): The first-prize winner of the costume contest, Nora ...

8 new release books to check out in November
I love the feeling of finishing a book and feeling refreshed, finding new energy reserves to face a new day. (Let's face it, sometimes getting out of bed in the morning is a heroic act.) The books on this list will provide the escape you might need ...

Amazon Books opens first East Bay outpost in Broadway Plaza
Like other bookstores, rows of best-seller titles and recommendation cards line the shelves, but unlike those traditional bookstores, a wealth of data gleaned from the company's e-commerce business is fueling what goes on the shelves at Amazon Books ...

Book Publishing Reshapes The Comic Book World . News | OPB
Comic books are one of the last mass-produced forms of serialized fiction on the page. You can go to a comic book shop and pick up monthly editions of Batman ...

Book Publishing Reshapes The Comic Book World
Comic books are one of the last mass-produced forms of serialized fiction on the page. You can go to a comic book shop and pick up monthly editions of Batman, Star Wars and hundreds of other titles. Increasingly, readers are also finding them on the ...

Book Publishing Reshapes The Comic Book World
Calvin Reid, a senior news editor at Publishers' Weekly, and co-editor of PW Comics World, has followed the blossoming graphic novel market for years. He said book publishing business and book publishing practices are having a tremendous impact on the ...

Young bookworms honored for reading 1000 books
Avid young readers were in the spotlight at the Henderson County Library Thursday as more than 25 children and their families were honored for completing the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge. The program, which started in January, helps ...

10 Essential Music Books
The music book can take many forms: biography, collection of musings, oral history, or even the often ill-fated autobiography, where a musician attempts to set ego aside and tell the facts as they were. What I find myself most looking for in a music ...

Thor: Ragnarok review: A quirky take on by-the-books fantasy-hero fare
For nearly a decade, the Marvel comic universe has flourished in film by striking a very gentle balance between serious and silly. Heart and sarcasm appear in equal measure between Marvel's many epic superhero fistfights. These films take no shame in ...

How to make cash flipping books
HOUSTON - Need cash? Buying used items and reselling them is one of the quickest ways to make money. One of the easiest items to find and resell is books. Books are at just about every garage sale or thrift shop, and if you know what you are looking ...

This is how undercover cops used a fake book deal to lure alleged Somali kidnapper to Canada
In 2015, Ali Omar Ader's future seemed promising. He was about to sign a publishing contract that he believed would make him a millionaire. He had big plans to leave his war-torn home country of Somalia to seek asylum in Canada, and to lift his family ...

IndieReader Best Reviewed Books of October
IR Verdict: John Dennehy's recap of how he became ILLEGAL in several South American countries is both an enlightening, and at times, terrifying read. For anyone looking to travel and remain for awhile in Ecuador, the book is both insightful and ...

Best-Selling Books Week Ended Oct. 29
NPD BookScan gathers point-of-sale book data from more than 16,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 85% of the nation's book sales. Print-book data providers include all major booksellers (now inclusive of Wal-Mart) and Web retailers, and ...

Team from Plum's Center Elementary wins Battle of the Books
Center Elementary fifth-graders Kate Henchir, Vainavi Malisetty, Annalise Alexander, Isabella Di Francesca, Declan Dunne and Dhruv Thakkar took first place in the annual Battle of the Books competition in the Plum School District. They were sponsored ...


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