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Alan Brinkley, leading historian of 20th-century America, dies at 70

Jun 19 2019: Alan Brinkley, "one of the pre-eminent historians of his generation, with a specialty in 20th-century American political history," died June 16, the New York Times reported. He was 70. Brinkley's work "spanned the full spectrum of the last century's seminal events and ...

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ABA president testifies regarding proposed tariffs on Chinese goods - 25% of all books, and the great majority of children's books are printed in China.

Jun 19 2019: Among the book world people who testified yesterday at a hearing before the U.S. International Trade Commission about proposed tariffs on Chinese goods was Jamie Fiocco, president of the American Booksellers Association and owner of Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, N.C. In ...

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A library thrives, quietly, in one of Pakistan’s gun markets

Jun 18 2019: Darra Adam Khel, Pakistan — This tribal district, located about 85 miles west of Islamabad, is best known for its sprawling weapons bazaar. Walking through it, the sounds of workshop machinery and craftsmen striking hammers become a nearly musical backdrop.

A local ...

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Prequel to The Hunger Games coming in 2020

Jun 17 2019: Scholastic will be publishing another novel in its mega-selling Hunger Games franchise. The trilogy by Suzanne Collins, which launched in 2008 with the titular title, has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.

The forthcoming work, currently known as "the ...

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Despite fierce opposition, Strand Bookstore now a NYC landmark

Jun 12 2019: The building that houses the Strand Bookstore at 826 Broadway was designated as a New York City landmark on Tuesday morning, following a contested process and fierce opposition from community members and the bookstore’s owner.

“What they [the LPC commissioners] fail ...

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Owner of UK book chain to buy B&N

Jun 07 2019: Elliott Management, the U.S. private equity company whose U.K. arm, Elliott Advisors, bought Waterstones last year, is buying Barnes & Noble, B&N announced this morning. Elliott is paying $6.50 a share--well above recent levels--in an all-cash transaction that places ...

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Entertainment Weekly magazine to be monthly from August

Jun 07 2019: Entertainment Weekly's print magazine, which has continued to provide substantive coverage of books and authors at a time when many other print magazines and newspapers have cut back, will become a monthly publication as of August.

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Many books aren’t fact-checked, and we’re increasingly realizing they’re full of errors

Jun 05 2019: Writing in Vox, Kelsey Piper looks at the growing concern about "books by prestigious and well-regarded researchers" which "go to print with glaring errors, which are only discovered when an expert in the field, or someone on Twitter, gets a glance at them."

She ...

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