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Mark your calendars for Independent Bookstore Day!

Apr 18 2017: Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the USA on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger ...

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US bookstore sales down 3% year on year in February

Apr 18 2017: February bookstore sales fell 3%, to $744 million, compared to February 2016, according to preliminary estimates from the Census Bureau. This is the third monthly drop in a row. For the first two months of the year, bookstore sales have fallen 3.6%, to $2.3 billion, ...

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Colson Whitehead wins Pulitzer

Apr 10 2017: Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Underground Railroad. The General Nonfiction prize went to Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by ...

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Richard Bolles, author of "What Color is Your Parachute" dies aged 90

Apr 03 2017: Richard N. Bolles, a former Harvard physics major, Episcopal minister and career counselor whose own twisting vocational path led to his writing "What Color Is Your Parachute?" — the most popular job-hunter's manual of the 1970s and beyond — died on Friday in San Ramon,...

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AP style for first time allows use of they as singular pronoun

Mar 29 2017: The Associated Press Stylebook says it is "opening the door" to use of the singular they. A new stylebook entry, which was announced last week as part of the AP’s session at the 21st national conference of ACES: The Society for Editing in St. Petersburg, Fla., for the ...

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Bob Dylan will receive his Nobel prize this weekend but when will he give his lecture?

Mar 29 2017: After months of suspense and typically inscrutable standoffishness, Bob Dylan, the elusive Nobel laureate, will finally accept his literature prize at a meeting with members of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm this weekend. Yet uncertainty remains as to how, or even ...

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Henrietta Lacks' family feuds as movie release date draws near

Mar 29 2017: Just weeks before the April 22 first broadcast of Oprah Winfrey's movie for HBO based on Rebecca Skloot's book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the Washington Post reports on the feud that has broken out between members of the Lacks family.

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Chet Cunningham, author of more than 450 books, dies aged 88

Mar 28 2017: Prolific writer Chet Cunningham, author of more than 450 books including Westerns, thrillers, military history, medical guides, died March 14 aged 88. Cunningham "credited his output to his daily deadline training as a journalist and to a work ethic that usually had him...

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    In American Histories, a collection of 21 short stories, John Edgar Wideman draws America's present ...
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    Ruth O'Neill was only 28 when she married film director Simon Fitzmaurice in 2004. Changing her...
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    by Patricia Hampl
    Patricia Hampl wants you to know that daydreaming is not a waste of a day. Nor is spending time ...
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    by Madeline Miller
    Towards the end of Madeline Miller's novel Circe, the titular nymph is questioned by her son ...

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