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The ten 2016 recipients of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service

May 31 2016: The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced the 10 recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 22 years, the award has celebrated ...

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    The Vegetarian wins the Man Booker International Prize

    May 16 2016: South Korean author Han Kang has won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for her novel The Vegetarian, described by Judging panel chairman Boyd Tonkin as "unforgettably powerful and original".

    The writer and her British translator - who only started learning ...

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      7000 attendees enjoyed successful BookCon in Chicago

      May 16 2016: 7000 book fans attended Book Con in Chicago on Saturday. As in the two previous years in New York City, attendees skewed towards significantly more females than males. Some attendees were disappointed that the event was on just one day, unlike last year's BookCon in New...

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        In Britain, lit fiction books in translation outsell English language lit fiction

        May 16 2016: Translated literary fiction is selling better on average in the UK than literary fiction originally written in English, according to new research by Nielsen, with authors including Elena Ferrante, Haruki Murakami and Karl Ove Knausgaard driving a boom in sales.

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          Praise for BookExpo America in Chicago, despite slow Wednesday and Friday

          May 16 2016: After a slow start on Wednesday afternoon, BookExpo America kicked into gear on Thursday and concluded on Friday with much praise from many attendees. The somewhat smaller attendance--probably around 18,000--allowed for a more pleasant trade floor experience for many ...

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            US bookstore sales jump 11% in March, marking 7th month of continuous growth

            May 16 2016: March bookstore sales in the USA jumped 10.7% according to preliminary estimates from the Census Bureau. This marked the seventh month in a row that bookstore sales have risen. For the year to date, bookstore sales have risen 6.2%, to $2.9 billion.

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              Leonnard Riggio to step down as executive chairman of B&N in September

              Apr 27 2016: After decades as one of the biggest names in the bookselling industry, Leonard Riggio, the 75-year-old executive chairman of Barnes & Noble, has decided to step down as executive chairman after the company's annual meeting in September. He will still sit on the board of...

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                Three authors on Time magazine's most influential people list

                Apr 21 2016: Time magazine's latest list of the world's 100 most influential people includes authors Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elena Ferrante and Marilynne Robinson.

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