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Indie Bookstores Alive & Well! Average indie saw 9% increase in sales in December vs last year, and sales were up 6% year on year.

Jan 12 2015: With just about all reports in, it's clear that 2014 ended strongly for bricks-and-mortar bookstores. For the first time in several years, book sales at Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million during the holiday season stabilized. At independents, the news was significantly ...

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    Robert Stone, author of Dog Soldiers, dies aged 77

    Jan 12 2015: National Book Award winner for Dog Soldiers Robert Stone, 77, died at home in Key West, FL of COPD on Saturday.

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      2014 Costa Award Winners Announced

      Jan 06 2015: The category winners in the 2014 Costa Book Award have been announced, with Ali Smith winning in the Novel category with How to be Both, a Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel about grief and the experience of making and appreciating art.

      The Costa Book Award is now in ...

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        Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder, Launches Book Club

        Jan 06 2015: Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire social network founder has set up the Facebook group "A Year of Book", inviting others to join him in reading a new book every other week. Mr Zuckerberg said the books chosen would emphasise learning about "different cultures, beliefs, ...

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          Barnes & Noble buys back stake in Nook from Pearson

          Jan 02 2015: Barnes & Noble has agreed to buy back Pearson’s stake in the booksellers’s struggling e-book business, Nook Media, for nearly $28 million. The company said that it would pay $13.75 million in cash and 602,927 shares of Barnes & Noble’s common stock. The move follows an ...

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            Penguin Random House's #GiveaBook program exceeds target of 25,000 books. Now extended through to Nov 29

            Dec 22 2014: Penguin Random House has expanded its GiveaBook program after exceeding its original goal of donating 25,000 to Save the Children in just three weeks. The publisher has now pledged to donate another 10,000 books for additional posts and tweets containing the #GiveaBook ...

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              BookBrowse's 2014 Award Winners

              Dec 06 2014: The winners of the 2014 BookBrowse Awards are:
              Best Fiction: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
              Best Debut: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
              Best Nonfiction: In The Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
              Best YA: I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

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                Kent Haruf dies aged 71

                Dec 01 2014: Novelist Kent Haruf has died aged 71. The new issue of Granta has an autobiographical essay by Haruf, and his last novel Our Souls at Night is due to be published next year.

                His 1999 novel, Plainsong, won the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award and was a finalist ...

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