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Vast theft of antiquarian books sends a shudder through a cloistered world of book dealers

Sep 01 2018: A rare books dealer thought he had gotten lucky in 2013 when he managed to acquire a 1787 French first edition — inscribed by Thomas Jefferson when he was ambassador to France...

He had no idea that his seeming good fortune was a byproduct of one of the most ...

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Former Barnes & Noble CEO sues for defamation

Aug 29 2018: In a lawsuit filed August 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, former Barnes & Noble CEO Demos Parneros has charged the retailer with breach of contract and defamation of character. The suit contains numerous unflattering revelations ...

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Netflix agrees deal with Harlan Coben for 14+ books

Aug 28 2018: Netflix has entered into a multi-year exclusive overall deal with international bestselling author Harlan Coben. As part of the deal, Netflix will work with Coben to develop 14 existing titles and future projects, including his upcoming novel Run Away, into English ...

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Lee Child set to adapt his Jack Reacher novels for TV (with a substantially taller lead character)

Aug 27 2018: He is one of the world’s most successful crime writers, selling more than 100 million copies of his novels and short stories worldwide. Now Lee Child is planning major television adaptations of his Jack Reacher books after fans complained to him about Tom Cruise’s ...

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Obama's summer reading list

Aug 19 2018: It's the classiest, most passive-aggressive move Barack Obama could make: He posted a list of books he’s been reading on ­Facebook.

That’s it.

"This summer I’ve been absorbed by new novels," the former president wrote Sunday, "revisited an old classic, and ...

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Deal for $10b Defense Department data contract "rigged" in Amazon's favor

Aug 16 2018: Vanity Fair reports that a $10 billion deal to move all of the Defense Department's data, both classified and unclassified, to the cloud appears to be rigged in Amazon's favor. The Defense Department's request for proposals was written with a "host of technical ...

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Nobel Prize-winning novelist Sir VS Naipaul dies aged 85

Aug 12 2018: Novelist V.S. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died at his home in London aged 85. He was born in rural Trinidad in 1932 and wrote more than 30 books including A Bend in the River and his masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas.

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UK bookstore stormed and vandalized by far-right protestors

Aug 08 2018: Bookmarks Bookshop, a socialist bookstore in Bloomsbury, in London, has received outpourings of support after 12 far-right protesters stormed in and vandalized the store on Saturday evening, the Guardian reported.

As two staff members were closing the store on August 4...

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