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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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              Historian Martin Gilbert, official biography of Winston Churchill, dies

              Feb 04 2015: Sir Martin Gilbert, the distinguished historian of more than 80 history books and atlases, and official biographer of Winston Churchill, has died aged 78 after a long illness.

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                Amazon maybe buying some RadioShack stores in order to showcase products locally #amazon

                Feb 03 2015: Sources say that Amazon is in discussion with bankrupt RadioShack about buying some of its stores in the USA with the intent that these would serve as showcases for Amazon's products, as well as potential pickup and drop-off centers for online customers.

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