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Tom Hanks charms MJCCA audience, relishes talking about writing, books
Over 70 minutes Tuesday, the Oscar-winning actor discussed his best-selling book of short stories “Uncommon Type: Some Stories,” why books mean so much to him and why he is even bothering to do a seven-city tour to promote the book. (He clearly likes ...

Books, books books: Three sales and giveaways coming
The Washington County and Barlow friends of the library groups both have their multi-day fall used book sales scheduled, and the Ely Chapman Foundation Fall Sale on Saturday will be giving books away. On Tuesday, Katherine Pekruhn walked into the ...

Elaine Pagels: By the Book
The scholar and author, most recently, of “Why Religion?” tends to avoid reading science fiction: “Religious traditions already are packed with fantasy stories.” What books are on your nightstand? None on a nightstand, but a scattered collection on a ...

This Library Has New Books by Major Authors, but They Can't Be Read Until 2114
They will grow for the next 96 years, until 2114, when they will be felled, pulped, pressed and dyed to serve as the paper supply for the Scottish artist Katie Paterson's Future Library: an anthology of 100 previously unpublished books written by some ...

The Soviet Children's Books That Broke the Rules of Propaganda
When she started to illustrate children's books, she used all the hallmarks of the school—simple geometric shapes, cutouts, collages, simplified palettes. In her 1932 Baba-Yaga, the forest is made of simplified pine trees in blue and black, which seem ...

Missoula time capsule pours out vintage books
Amid five carloads of magazines dating back to the 1920s; antique furniture; comic books from the 1940s through the '60s; dozens of scrapbooks filled with newspaper clippings; a velvet bride's dress in its original packaging; boxes of phone receipts ...

Amy Tan's 10 Favorite Books
Its true genius, however, lies in the sacrosanct ideas that the narrator — a translator of books that will never be read — lays bare with humorous irreverence, wry insouciance, or intellectual outrage. She is fearless in looking at aging and death ...

Executive Coach Helps Leaders Transform Communication In Their Organizations
The book is published with ForbesBooks, the exclusive business book publishing imprint of Forbes Media. Throughout the book, she examines why candor is crucial in today's world—and how it functions as the main element for leadership, trust, results ...

Why Are We Only Talking About 'Mom Books' by White Women?
“Why All the Books About Motherhood?” a headline asks, and I click on it immediately, a moth to a flame. Over the last two years, it's a question that at least a dozen publications, including Harper's, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the New York ...

Kobe Bryant sets ambitious plan for books in 2019-2020
NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant, Oscar winner and former NBA great, has big plans for books in the next few years. Bryant's Granity Studios plans to release five middle grade and young adult novels in 2019 and 2020. According to a press release issued ...

The Many Books That Inspired Jonathan Lethem's The Feral Detective
Jonathan Lethem's eleventh novel, The Feral Detective, out next Tuesday, is one of the season's most anticipated works of fiction. A return to the cheeky noir of his early books, it's narrated by a New York woman who finds herself on the trail of a ...

10 books Amazon's editors say are the best reads this November
Yet, books are a great way to give your mind a break from the chaos of your own life and get lost in someone (or something) else's story. With the holidays approaching, you'll hopefully have some more free time to pick up a book— and if not, you ...

11 new sci-fi and fantasy books to check out this November
There's always been a bit of a crossover in audiences between gamers and science fiction fans. Journalists have spilled a lot of ink over the years writing about the rise in popularity of games like Settlers of Catan, Terraforming Mars, and Pandemic. I ...

10 New Books To Read This November
This book is a collection of autobiographical pieces that reflect Berlin's singularly peripatetic life, encompassing locations ranging from Alaska to Mexico to Chile to Kentucky. As is the case with her fiction, Berlin's pieces here are as faceted as ...

ESU grad returns after deal with major publisher
She advises aspiring novelists and NaNoWriMo participants to understand the process of writing a book and publishing it are two separate processes. “Just because you write a book doesn't mean that you are going to publish that book, so you may as well ...

11 New Books to Read This November
The one political title on this month's list promises the personal side of an icon's story. The former First Lady is touring the country at 10 major arenas across the country to promote her memoir. Ever since the Obamas' reported $65 million joint book ...

Publisher passes on Portland duo's book after allegations of plagiarism surface
A Portland couple's book of comic strips will be dropped by Boom! Studios after the major independent comic book publisher announced Wednesday it had decided to move on from the project due to accusations the pair had closely copied the art work of ...

9 New Books We Recommend This Week
(Metropolitan Books, $30.) To write about blood, the British journalist Rose George covered many thousands of miles in pursuit of the intricacies of the subject. The book has many heroic figures in it, including Janet Vaughan, who overcame an ...

NYT's Rutenberg: Fox News, Book Publishers Part of 'Hateful' 'Incitement Industry'
New York Times media reporter Jim Rutenberg tried to tar mainstream conservative figures as hateful inciters of violence in “There's Money In Conspiracy, And Outlets Are After It” in Thursday's Times. The online headline: “You Don't Need to Go to the ...

Books to Benefit is having a book sale to remember the history of our fallen veterans
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Books to Benefit in Bloomington will be starting a new book sale this weekend. With Veterans Day around the corner, the book store will be featuring a collection of all of the American wars, Wednesday through Sunday. Customers will ...

Could 'tiny books' re-energize the declining print industry? Publisher introduces editions the size of a cellphone ...
Could 'tiny books' re-energize the declining print industry? Publisher introduces editions the size of a cellphone ...

Ten Books For November
We're deep into Literary Awards Season, a time of year that is joyous for some, crushing for others and deeply onerous for, say, the Pulitzer judges tasked with reading hundreds of books. Titles arriving late in the year tend to be terrific. Publishers ...

200 volunteers form human chain to move books from old store to new space
A bookstore in Southampton, England, came up with a novel way to move inventory from its old location to a new space down the street: Form a human chain, and pass the books down until they get to their new home. October Books was established in 1977, ...

How Do You Talk to Children About Politics These Days? Try These Books.
It's a question parents have wrestled with since the 2016 presidential election: How do we explain this political moment to our children? I, for one, was hoping the answer would not involve a book aimed at teenagers in which a candidate's obscene ...

6 Essential Chicago Books
In Ghosts in the Schoolyard, Eve Ewing revisits the 2013 closure of 54 Chicago public schools due to declining rates of enrollment. Ewing focuses on three schools in Bronzeville, on Chicago's South Side, most notably Dyett High School, where news of ...

Book Publishing Market 2023: Research Methodology Focuses on Exploring Major Factors Influencing the Industry ...
Book Publishing Market 2023: Research Methodology Focuses on Exploring Major Factors Influencing the Industry ...

'Broad City' Star Abbi Jacobson Gets Candid in New Book
Released this week from Grand Central Publishing, the book was inspired by a solo road trip the actress took across the country last summer, and details her search for a sense of stability, from dealing with the repercussions of a bad breakup, to ...

Publishers Say They Were Harassed by Airport TSA Returning from NY Art Book Fair
Art book publisher David King and his girlfriend Jaime Raybin say that on their way back to Nashville, Tennessee, after exhibiting in the 2018 NY Art Book Fair, they ran into an issue at LaGuardia Airport for this very reason. A package of unsold books ...

The great Adirondack guideboat: CNY books and authors
The publisher shares that the book offers more than just a history, but a great level of intricate detail, explaining, "More than a complete history of the iconic guideboats, the book is a heavily illustrated tribute to these unique vessels featuring ...

Dueling Books Compete to Educate Kids on Climate Change
But this time, teachers looking for alternative resources will find far more options available than they did just last year: At least three books about how to teach human-caused climate change to middle- and high-school science students will be ...

Book Publishing Market: Business Opportunities, Current Trends, Market Challenges & Global Industry Analysis By 2025
Book Publishing Market 2018 report covers the current market size and its growth rates based on 7-year forecast data along with key players profile of company/manufactures. The information on trends and developments, focuses on markets, capacities, ...

The 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Books
Since 1952, we've convened a rotating annual panel of three expert judges, who consider every illustrated children's book published that year in the United States. They select the winners purely on the basis of artistic merit. The judges this time were ...

Under pressure, Pa. prisons repeal restrictive book policy
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections — which in September announced it would put a halt to book donation programs and mail-order books and publications — has revised its policy, allowing book orders to resume through a new centralized ...

The Books Briefing: Which Comes First, the Story or the Setting?
In every story, something has to happen somewhere. And that somewhere—a place, landscape, world—is crucial to the stories we're showcasing this week. In Lauren Groff's short-story collection, Florida, condos and drugstores clash against snakes, ...

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Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our ...

In debut children's book, Instagram's Eva Chen mixes magical shoes and iconic women
I had written this book, and at first I didn't have a book deal. My book agent started going to all these different publishing houses and I'm a huge bookworm. I love to read and always have loved to read. Every time you go to a book publishing house ...

After pushback, DOC changes approach to books in prisons
(Harrisburg) -- Since late summer, the state Department of Corrections has been rolling out enhanced security measures designed to stop the flow of drugs into prisons. One of those changes included restrictions on book gifts and donations. But after ...

British Store Forms Human Chain to Move Books
With that number of people, the organizers decided to change their method for moving books from the old store to the new one. Instead of having people carry them, volunteers formed a human chain to pass the books from person to person. They lined up ...

7 Spanish Books to Read Before You Die
Once people know that you are writing a book called 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die, you can never enjoy a dinner party in quite the way you did before. No matter how many books you've managed to consider, and no matter how many pages you've ...

PAPERWORK: If books talk to me, I take notes
I dug them out this week because I started wondering about the first book that made me think. The first book that moved me. Made me pause to look around and wonder how I fit. While reading I was bombarded with thoughts about life, people, religion ...

E-Book Market Is the Fastest Growing Market in Global Book Publishing Industry,Which Is Expected to Show a ...
E-Book Market Is the Fastest Growing Market in Global Book Publishing Industry,Which Is Expected to Show a ...

International Publishers Association president on Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi's new role
Speaking about Sheikha Bodour, the daughter of the Ruler of Sharjah and the founder of Kalimat Group, the UAE's first publishing house for children's books in Arabic, Setzer continued: “The fact that she is a woman and comes from the Arab world sends ...

5 books coming to Hallmark Channel's 'Countdown to Christmas' — and 3 new ones that should be holiday movies
To get ready for Hallmark Channel's signature blend of romance, misunderstandings and of course, important life lessons, we've combed through this year's "Countdown" offerings to find films that started their lives as books — and added in three new ...

Are E-Books Finally Over? The Publishing Industry Unexpectedly Tilts Back to Print
Meanwhile, sales for e-books—the digital versions that we were told just a few years ago would change the publishing industry forever—are stagnant. E-book sales have slipped by 3.9 percent so far this year, according to data from the Association of ...

War on words: Banned books and why they affect us (FlipSide)
The list of banned books, and their reasons for being so, is quite extensive. They include from the most popular ones today (“Harry Potter,” “Twilight”), to older classics (“Fahrenheit 451,” “Huckleberry Finn”), that have been contested since their ...

Books: Trekking to the desert with Jonathan Lethem, Antarctica and more
He discusses some of the tension between the two places — and why, in his new book, “The Feral Detective,” he's chosen to look east toward Upland, Mt. Baldy and the desert, instead of west to the beaches and Hollywood — with writer Ivy Pochoda, whom ...

The best books of the week
An anthology featuring personal essays from Tayari Jones, Jesmyn Ward, Gabourey Sidibe and more, edited by Glory Edim, founder of the Well-Read Black Girl book club, a Brooklyn-based club celebrating black literature. November Road Lou Berney (fiction ...

A sly thriller, Jeff Tweedy's memoir, and more Lucia Berlin: 6 books to read in November
The Earth Dies Streaming collects the best of Hamrah's film writing from the past 16 years, having appeared in such publications as The Baffler, Bookforum, Harper's, and his current home and book publisher, n+1. Also included are longer pieces on ...

Books: Events for week of Nov. 4
Herbs: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., EBR Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Mary Bellis Williams will present "Herbs from Medieval Times: Their Uses and History" and sell copies of her book, "Lady of the Manor: Medieval Cooking with ...

20 Highest-Rated Books on Goodreads
With more than 80 million members who've rated more than 2.3 billion—yes, billion—books, Goodreads has become the go-to source for reading recommendations. No matter what the genre or topic, if you're looking for suggestions on what book to pick up ...


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