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Knopf to publish memoir by Alexei Navalny

Apr 11 2024: Navalny began writing Patriot shortly after his poisoning in 2020 and completed it just before his death in 2024. The book recounts the story of his life, including his youth, marriage, activism, political career, assassination attempts, and imprisonment, including ...

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ALA releases top 10 most challenged books of 2023

Apr 09 2024: The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to defend each person's right to read under the First Amendment and to ensure free access to information. Every year, ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged...

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Lynne Reid Banks, author of ‘The Indian in the Cupboard,’ dies at 94

Apr 05 2024: Lynne Reid Banks, a versatile British author who began her writing career with the best-selling feminist novel “The L-Shaped Room” but found her biggest success with the popular children’s book “The Indian in the Cupboard,” died on Thursday in Surrey, England. She was ...

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HarperCollins tweaks typefaces, saves millions of pages

Apr 02 2024: As you’re racing through a thriller or romance novel, you’re not thinking about the fonts or layout on each page. But a designer has spent hours poring over each element on the page to create the most delightful reading experience. Just ask Leah Carlson-Stanisic, ...

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Small Press Distribution clients scramble to find new distributors

Apr 02 2024: Former clients of Small Press Distribution are still scrambling to find viable options to replace the services provided by SPD before the distributor abruptly shut down last Thursday. SPD provided distribution to about 400 publishers, including a large number of ...

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Barnes & Noble workers plan union drive at largest US bookstore chain

Apr 01 2024: Workers at America’s largest chain of bookstores are gearing up for a nationwide union drive after six Barnes & Noble outlets voted to organize over the past year. “Many more” stores will unionize, according to booksellers demanding better pay and conditions. At ...

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Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize–winning psychologist and author, dies at 90

Mar 27 2024: Psychologist and bestselling author Daniel Kahneman, whose research on how decision-making and biases can impact economics earned him a Nobel Prize, died on March 27. He was 90. Kahneman was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 5, 1934, and was raised in Paris until ...

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Harvard removes binding of human skin from book in its library

Mar 27 2024: The decision to find a “respectful final disposition” for human remains used for a 19th-century book comes amid growing scrutiny of their presence in museum collections. Of the roughly 20 million books in Harvard University’s libraries, one has long exerted a unique ...

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