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Laurent de Brunhoff, author of Babar children’s books, dies at 98

Mar 23 2024: Babar author Laurent de Brunhoff, who revived his father’s popular picture-book series about an elephant-king and presided over its rise to a global multimedia franchise, has died at the age of 98. De Brunhoff, who was from Paris and moved to the US in the 1980s, ...

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A Gentleman in Moscow to start streaming March 29

Mar 22 2024: Book Club favorite and one of the Top 20 BookBrowse Books of 2016, A Gentleman in Moscow is premiering as an eight part series on Paramount Plus on 3/29.  The series stars Ewan McGregor as Count Rostov - you can read more about the book and our beyond the book ...

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National Book Critics Circle Awards announced

Mar 22 2024: Last night the National Book Critics Circle announced the winners of its 2023 awards - here are the list of winners below:

2023 National Book Critics Circle Awards Winners

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Frans de Waal, who found the origins of morality in apes, dies at 75

Mar 20 2024: Frans de Waal, who used his study of the inner lives of animals to build a powerful case that apes think, feel, strategize, pass down culture and act on moral sentiments — and that humans are not quite as special as many like to think — died on Thursday at his home in ...

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Lauren Groff prepares to open her bookstore

Mar 18 2024: This spring, Groff, the multiple National Book Award finalist and author of five novels and two short story collections, and her husband, Clay Kallman, will open the Lynx, an indie bookstore in downtown Gainesville, Fla. The store, which will open sometime in April, ...

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‘So happy you’re here’: how a librarian became an advocate for mental health

Mar 16 2024: Mychal Threets has become a TikTok star thanks to his tales from life in the stacks, along with affirmations and forthright commentary on mental health that have brought him nearly 800,000 followers and millions of views. His sunny attitude – the California librarian is...

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China Nobel prize winner tarred as one of ‘three new evils’ amid rise in nationalist fervour

Mar 15 2024: Mo Yan is widely celebrated in China but now faces a lawsuit accusing him of smearing the Communist party amid an increasingly febrile atmosphere online.

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ALA reports record spike in book titles challenged in 2023

Mar 14 2024: The American Library Association announced today that the number of unique titles targeted for censorship surged 65% in 2023 compared to 2022, once again hitting record levels. In a release, ALA officials said that 4,240 unique book titles were reported challenged in...

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