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Every book Barack Obama has recommended during his presidency

Jan 18 2017: Entertainment Weekly have collated a list of all the books Barack Obama has publicly recommended these past eight years.

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President Obama talks about what books mean to him

Jan 16 2017: In a wide ranging interview with Michiko Kakutani, the chief book critic for The New York Times, Barack Obama talks about books and what they mean to him.

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'Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty dies at 89

Jan 13 2017: Novelist and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, a former Jesuit school valedictorian who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the bestselling novel and Oscar-winning movie "The Exorcist," has died. He was 89.

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Amazon confirms plans to open store in Manhattan

Jan 05 2017: Amazon has confirmed plans to open its first New York City bookstore this spring in Manhattan's Time Warner Center. The Wall Street Journal reported that the 4,000-square-foot operation will be in the Shops at Columbus Circle on the edge of Central Park.

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Costa Book Award Winners announced

Jan 04 2017: The winners have been announced for the five Costa Book Awards. These five now form the shortlist for the Costa Book of the Year prize which will be announced January 31:

Novel: Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (publishes in US on Jan 27)
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Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, dies aged 96

Dec 28 2016: Richard Adams, the British novelist who became one of the world’s best-selling authors with his first book, “Watership Down,” a tale of rabbits whose adventures in a pastoral realm of epic perils explored Homeric themes of exile, courage and survival, died on Saturday. ...

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Shirley Hazzard, author of The Great Fire, dies aged 85

Dec 14 2016: Shirley Hazzard died December 12 aged 85. Her novel The Transit of Venus won the 1980 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. Then, more than 20 years elapsed before she published The Great Fire, which won the 2003 National Book Award for fiction.

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Californian law mandates proof of authenticity to sell signed book

Dec 08 2016: A new Californian law going into effect in January mandates that anyone selling a signed book for more than $5 must vouch for the autograph’s authenticity. That includes, among other things, identifying the previous owner.

The law was designed to protect consumers ...

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