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Publishers could get tariff refund

Jul 14 2021: Though America’s trade relationship with China is still being reviewed by the Biden Administration, companies, including publishers, who have been paying higher tariffs on imports from that country received some good news last week in a decision issued by the U.S. Court...

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Michael Horovitz obituary

Jul 13 2021: The poet and editor Michael Horovitz, who has died aged 86 after a fall, championed poetry as a vital and democratic force that needed liberating from the academic world and the printed page. His quest began in the late 1950s and when the British underground got under ...

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Barack Obama tells librarians their work is "more important than ever"

Jun 30 2021: In his closing talk at the 2021 American Library Association Annual conference on Tuesday, former president Barack Obama praised libraries as “citadels of knowledge and empathy” and said that libraries were “extraordinarily important” in his own life, and to the nation—...

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Less than 1% of UK high school students study a book by a writer of color, and only 7% study a book by a woman

Jun 29 2021: Research commissioned by Penguin Random House has revealed only 0.7% of English Literature GCSE students in England study a book by a writer of color while only 7% study a book by a woman.

English students generally study for their GCSEs in Years 10 and 11, ...

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Obituary: Patricia Reilly Giff

Jun 24 2021: Patricia Reilly Giff, two-time Newbery Honor winner and the author more than 100 books for children, died on June 22 at age 86.

Her work included the Kids of the Polk Street School books, the Friends and Amigos books, and the Polka Dot Private Eye books. Several of...

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Bipartisan bills aim to rein in Amazon & other big tech companies

Jun 14 2021: On Friday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced five bills that aim to rein in Big Tech companies--Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple. The moves parallel efforts by the European Union to regulate Big Tech more, and seem to be one of...

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Pulitzer Awards honor books highlighting the experience of people of color

Jun 12 2021: This year's Pulitzer Prize Awards honor five books spotlighting the experiences of people of color in the United States. See them on BookBrowse.

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Senator Klobuchar advocates against Amazon, other monopolies

Jun 09 2021: Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar continued to make the case for stepping up antitrust actions yesterday, appearing in a webinar sponsored by the American Booksellers Association and Small Business Rising, a coalition of independent businesses advocating against ...

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