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Want to borrow that e-book from the library? Sorry, Amazon won’t let you.

Mar 10 2021: You probably think of Amazon as the largest online bookstore. Amazon helped make e-books popular with the Kindle, now the dominant e-reader. Less well known is that since 2009, Amazon has published books and audiobooks under its own brands including Lake Union, Thomas &...

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Obituary: Norton Juster

Mar 09 2021: Children’s author Norton Juster, widely praised for the wordplay in his clever and whimsical books for young readers, including the much-loved The Phantom Tollbooth, died on March 8 at his home in Northampton, Mass., following complications from a recent stroke. He was ...

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Jack Whyte, best-selling 'Dream of Eagles' author, dies at 80

Mar 09 2021: Jack Whyte, whose 17 best-selling books of historical fiction have been translated into more than 20 languages, has died aged 80. Born in Scotland, Whyte moved to Canada in 1967 and had lived in Kelowna for the past 25 years.

He was the author of 'A Dream of Eagles',...

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House introduces bill seeking $5 billion for library facilities

Mar 05 2021: The American Library Association (ALA) this week welcomed the bipartisan introduction in the House of a bill that would provide $5 billion to support long-term improvements to library facilities, including addressing needs that have arisen due to COVID–19. The Build ...

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Libraries oppose censorship. So they're getting creative when it comes to offensive kids' books

Mar 04 2021: It's a wondrous thing to introduce a child to a beloved book, to read with them as they enter a literary world generations before them have enjoyed. But the nostalgia and thrill of bonding over a book makes it all the more crushing when an offensive paragraph stops the ...

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Six Dr. Seuss books to cease publication

Mar 02 2021: Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published because they "portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong," the business that preserves the author's legacy said. The titles are:

"And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street"
"If I Ran the Zoo"
"...

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Sourcebooks and E.L. James create imprint

Mar 01 2021: Sourcebooks and E.L. James, author of the Fifty Shades trilogy, are creating an as-yet unnamed imprint that will, Sourcebooks said, focus on "entrepreneurial women authors who want to benefit from all that a top publisher has to offer, including powerful retail ...

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Obituary: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, bookseller and poet

Feb 24 2021: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, distinguished American poet, artist, and founder of City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, died in San Francisco, California on Feb 22, aged 101.

Ferlinghetti was instrumental in democratizing American literature by creating (with Peter D. ...

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