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Trump administration appoints new director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Nov 15 2019: The library community had a message for the Trump administration this week: well done! That's because the administration this week nominated Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library executive director R. Crosby Kemper III to be the next director of the Institute of Museum and ...

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Pass me The Joy Luck Rub - Spice blends for book lovers

Nov 15 2019: Looking for a fun gift for the book lovers in your life who also enjoy cooking? The Book Club Cookbook is offering a range of literary inspired spices including:

Where the Crawdads Zing (Gulf Coast Bay Seasoning) Tarragon with the Wind (French Tarragon) The Joy ...

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Outrage after Turkish journalist re-arrested a week after his release

Nov 14 2019: Turkish police have rearrested the journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan, just a week after his release from prison over alleged links to the failed 2016 coup.

Altan and another veteran journalist, Nazli Ilicak, were released on 4 November despite having been convicted...

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2018 VIDA count finds mild improvement in lit mag gender parity

Nov 14 2019: The nonprofit VIDA: Women in Literary Arts has released its annual VIDA Count, which analyzes gender parity—or imbalance—at literary magazines. This year's report shows some industry-wide improvement, both at magazines reflected in the main count and in the secondary ...

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Celebration of the life of Toni Morrison set for November 21

Nov 13 2019: A celebration of the life of author, editor and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, who died August 5, will be held on Thursday, November 21, in New York City at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue. Speakers will include Oprah Winfrey, David ...

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Amazon reducing orders to publishers

Nov 11 2019: In order to deal with congestion issues at its warehouses, Amazon has been cutting book orders to publishers over the last several weeks. It isn't clear how widespread the reduction in orders is, but several independent publishers contacted by PW reported cuts in their ...

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Translations pay off for Amazon

Nov 11 2019: Amazon Crossing, Amazon’s publishing imprint focused on literary translation, was first announced in May 2010 and published its first book, The King of Kahel by Guinean author Tierno Monenembo, that November. Since the release of that first title, the imprint has ...

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Whodunit in the library: Someone keeps hiding the anti-Trump books

Nov 10 2019: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho — From her office next to the public computer terminals, Bette Ammon finds herself peering through a window to watch patrons moving through the Coeur d’Alene library’s nonfiction stacks.

Someone has been hiding books lately — specifically, those ...

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    In Curious Toys, Elizabeth Hand tells the story of Vivian, a 14-year-old girl disguised as a boy ...
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    Your House Will Pay
    by Steph Cha
    Steph Cha's novel Your House Will Pay shows how a legacy of violence and injustice can ripple ...
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    by Lara Vapnyar
    Divide Me By Zero begins with an encounter between the narrator, Katya Geller, a 40-something mother...
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    Dovey Johnson Roundtree was one of two lawyers who won the landmark case "Sarah ...

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