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Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, dies aged 88

Apr 25 2017: Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, died yesterday at age 88.

First published in 1974 by William Morrow, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values was a spectacularly popular philosophy book that was loosely ...

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    First John Grisham bookstore tour for 25 years

    Apr 19 2017: Bestselling author John Grisham will celebrate the publication of his 30th novel, Camino Island ( June 6), with his first bookstore tour in 25 years. On his website, Grisham shares the schedule and event guidelines for the tour, which will feature a book signing and ...

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      Mark your calendars for Independent Bookstore Day!

      Apr 18 2017: Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the USA on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger ...

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        US bookstore sales down 3% year on year in February

        Apr 18 2017: February bookstore sales fell 3%, to $744 million, compared to February 2016, according to preliminary estimates from the Census Bureau. This is the third monthly drop in a row. For the first two months of the year, bookstore sales have fallen 3.6%, to $2.3 billion, ...

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          Colson Whitehead wins Pulitzer

          Apr 10 2017: Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Underground Railroad. The General Nonfiction prize went to Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.

          Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by ...

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            Richard Bolles, author of "What Color is Your Parachute" dies aged 90

            Apr 03 2017: Richard N. Bolles, a former Harvard physics major, Episcopal minister and career counselor whose own twisting vocational path led to his writing "What Color Is Your Parachute?" — the most popular job-hunter's manual of the 1970s and beyond — died on Friday in San Ramon,...

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              AP style for first time allows use of they as singular pronoun

              Mar 29 2017: The Associated Press Stylebook says it is "opening the door" to use of the singular they. A new stylebook entry, which was announced last week as part of the AP’s session at the 21st national conference of ACES: The Society for Editing in St. Petersburg, Fla., for the ...

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                Bob Dylan will receive his Nobel prize this weekend but when will he give his lecture?

                Mar 29 2017: After months of suspense and typically inscrutable standoffishness, Bob Dylan, the elusive Nobel laureate, will finally accept his literature prize at a meeting with members of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm this weekend. Yet uncertainty remains as to how, or even ...

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