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Maya Angelou to be honored with postage stamp

Feb 24 2015: Poet and bestselling author Maya Angelou will be honored with a Forever Stamp, the U.S. Postal Service announced Monday.

Angelou, best known for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, her searing memoir about life in the Jim Crow South, died May 28, 2014, at age 86.

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    Today's students still prefer print

    Feb 24 2015: Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all say millennials still strongly prefer print when studying - but also for personal reading. A University of Washington pilot study of digital textbooks found that a quarter of students still bought print ...

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      Oscar winners based on books

      Feb 23 2015: Five of the eight best picture nominees at last night's Oscars were based on books or book related and a number were also winners, including:

      Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which centers on a Broadway stage adaptation of Raymond Carver's story "What...

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        New Dr. Seuss book to publish late July

        Feb 18 2015: Random House have announced that a new Dr. Seuss book will be published on July 28 - after the full text and illustrations of What Pet Should I Get? was found in the office of Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). It is believed to have been written in the late '50s/early '60s ...

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          Faber & Faber and Farrar, Straus and Giroux terminate 17 year partnership in USA

          Feb 17 2015: Publishers Lunch report that Faber and Faber and FSG announced jointly on Tuesday that they will terminate their 17-year partnership in the American-based Faber and Faber, Inc. effective immediately. Farrar will retain the rights to all of the titles published through ...

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            Former US poet laureate Philip Levine dies aged 87

            Feb 17 2015: Poet Philip Levine has died aged 87. The Former U.S. poet laureate won a Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for The Simple Truth. He also won two National Book Awards and two National Book Critics Circle Awards for other works.

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              American Booksellers discuss concerns over minimum wage increases - philosophically in favor but logistically challenging

              Feb 12 2015: At the American Booksellers Association this week members discussed a range of topics including the rise in the minimum wage in may parts of the US. Steve Bercu, owner of Bookpeople in Austin, Tex., and the president of the ABA, pointed out that the majority of ...

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                Following the success of last year's California Bookstore Day, the first national Independent Bookstore Day will happen on May 2!

                Feb 10 2015: Last year's California Bookstore Day was such a rousing success that the idea is going national this year, on May 2.

                The mission, according to Samantha Schoech, who is producing both Independent Bookstore Day and California Bookstore Day, is not just to sell the 16 ...

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