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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."

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Women's prize for fiction goes to 'utterly moving' Tayari Jones novel

Jun 05 2019: American novelist Tayari Jones’s portrait of a young African American’s wrongful incarceration, and its devastating impact on his marriage has beaten two Booker prize winners to take the Women’s prize for fiction.

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Remembering the Passions of Bob Bernstein, Random House chairman and founder of Human Rights Watch

Jun 02 2019: People are fortunate if they have one great passion in life. Robert L. Bernstein, who died May 27, had three, starting with his family. He also had publishing. For a quarter century, he led Random House Inc., turning it into an enterprise as luminous as it was ...

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Little Free Library Marks a Decade of Book Sharing

May 28 2019: It has been a year of joy mixed with sorrow for Little Free Library. The Wisconsin nonprofit organization behind the iconic, seemingly ubiquitous containers mounted on posts and filled with books for the taking is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month while still ...

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Tony Horwitz, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, dies at 60

May 28 2019: Tony Horwitz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, historian and author whose books have graced best-seller lists and college syllabuses, has died at the age of 60. His publisher confirmed to NPR that he died Monday without warning, while in Washington, D.C., on tour ...

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Judith Kerr, beloved author of "The Tiger Who Came to Tea", dies aged 95

May 23 2019: Judith Kerr, the author and illustrator whose debut picture book The Tiger Who Came to Tea introduced generations of pre-school children to the joyful chaos of uncontrolled appetites, died at home yesterday at the age of 95 after a short illness. Kerr, whose first ...

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