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Hundreds form human chain to move thousands of books for a local bookstore

Nov 04 2018: The plea went out a few weeks ago from October Books in the port city of Southampton, England: “Care to lend a hand?”

Volunteers were needed to help the store move to a new location about 500 feet down the road--a move made possible by a fundraising campaign that ...

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B&N filing: Ex-CEO Parneros was harasser, bully, saboteur

Oct 31 2018: In a court filing in response to the August suit by former CEO Demos Parneros, who was suddenly fired without severance in July, Barnes & Noble alleges that Parneros was justifiably fired because he sexually harassed a female employee, bullied some executives and ...

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'Well-Read Black Girl' - Instagram, book club, and now book

Oct 26 2018: What started as Glory Edim's Instagram account has grown to a book club, a festival and now, a book, Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves.

Well-Read Black Girl started as an online community in 2015, when Edim launched an Instagram account...

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Evelyn Anthony, author of more than 50 novels, dies aged 92

Oct 24 2018: Evelyn Anthony, who wrote more than 50 novels, including The Tamarind Seed, which was turned into a hit film in 1974, has died aged 92.

She was an unlikely pioneering feminist. The daughter of a wealthy naval hero who married a director of an international mining ...

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How Neil Gaiman's Sandman universe is expanding

Oct 24 2018: The groundbreaking comics author has bequeathed his fantasy universe to a new generation of writers, who reveal their changes to his unconscious world...

When Neil Gaiman announced in March that he would be returning to the world of Sandman, the comic that made his ...

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To Kill a Mockingbird wins PBS's Great American Read

Oct 24 2018: To Kill a Mockingbird has been voted by viewers of PBS's Great American Read as America's #1 best-loved novel.

The show aired its final episode on Monday evening. Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series came in at #2, followed by J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, Jane ...

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Todd Bol, founder of the Little Free Library dies aged 62

Oct 19 2018: Todd Bol, founder and executive director of the Little Free Library who "spent much of the last decade working towards his vision of a world where neighbors know each other by name, and everyone has access to books," died October 18. He was 62. LFL noted that he "was ...

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Eleven San Francisco bookstores get cash assistance from city

Oct 18 2018: Nearly a dozen San Francisco bookstores received a special gift from the city this week — $103,000 in total grant money to help them through a time when books can be delivered to one’s door at the click of a mouse.

And that’s exactly why the funding is so important, ...

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Editor's Choice

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    And The Ocean Was Our Sky
    by Patrick Ness
    Patrick Ness has developed a reputation for experimental literature executed well, and his latest, ...
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    Let It Bang
    by RJ Young
    Every interracial love story is an exercise in complications. R.J. Young and Lizzie Stafford's ...
  • Book Jacket: A Spark of Light
    A Spark of Light
    by Jodi Picoult
    The central premise of A Spark of Light involves a gunman holding hostages within the confines of a ...
  • Book Jacket: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
    An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
    by Hank Green
    As one half of the extremely popular YouTube duo "Vlogbrothers" (the other half being his brother ...

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