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Barnes and Noble to close one-third of stores over next 10 years

Jan 28 2013: Barnes & Noble has announced that it will likely close about a third of its 689 retail stores over the next decade. According to Mitchell Klipper, CEO of B&N's retail group, the slimmed down chain represents "a good business model," as currently only about 20 stores ...

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    Pride and Prejudice published 200 years ago today

    Jan 28 2013: Happy Birthday to Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" - published 200 years ago today

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      Macmillan Starting E-book Library Lending Pilot

      Jan 25 2013: Macmillan has announced that it will begin its first e-book library lending program by the end of the first quarter. It will offer libraries over 1,200 backlist e-books from its Minotaur Books imprint via Baker & Taylor, OverDrive and 3M. All books will be priced the ...

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        Survey of USA libraries finds perception of good value, but poor marketing

        Jan 23 2013: The singular most important finding in the latest Pew study, Library Services in the Digital Age, is that libraries - in the opinion of most Americans - aren’t just about books. 80% of U.S. residents say that lending books is a "very important" service, but they rate ...

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          Richard Bach finishes fourth part of Jonathan Livingston Seagull while recovering from near fatal accident

          Jan 22 2013: Richard Bach has returned to his famous inspirational novella "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" as he recovers from a near-fatal plane crash in Washington state.

          The 76-year-old author told The Seattle Times that the book originally had four parts -- not the three that ...

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            Dear Abby advice columnist dies aged 94.

            Jan 17 2013: Pauline Esther Friedman Phillips, who founded the most widely syndicated column in the world, the "Dear Abby" advice column, in 1956, died Wednesday at the age of 94 in Minneapolis after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

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              Kobo has 12m+ registered users; 20% of the global e-reader market

              Jan 17 2013: Three year old Kobo doubled device sales last year and gained more than four million new customers within the last six months, to bring its total to more than 12 million registered users. Citing a recent DigiTimes report that Kobo has 20% of the global e-reader market, ...

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                Richard Blanco to be 2013 Inaugural Poet

                Jan 10 2013: Richard Blanco, a son of Cuban exiles, is to be the 2013 inaugural poet, joining the ranks of notables like Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. Mr. Blanco will compose an original poem for the president’s ceremonial swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol on Jan. 21. Addie ...

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