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Emberto Eco dies at 84

Feb 20 2016: The Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose, has died aged 84.

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Harper Lee Dies at 89

Feb 19 2016: Harper Lee, whose first novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” about racial injustice in a small Alabama town, sold more than 10 million copies and became one of the most beloved and most taught works of fiction ever written by an American, died on Friday in Monroeville, Ala.,...

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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' play will be published as a "special rehearsal edition" book

Feb 10 2016: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play, written by Jack Thorne based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Thorne, and John Tiffany, catches up with Harry Potter 19 years after the Harry Potter series. Potter is now a husband, father of three, and an overworked ...

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Five missing Hong Kong booksellers confirmed as being detained by Chinese government

Feb 09 2016: The five employees of a Hong Kong publishing company who have disappeared over the last few months have been confirmed as being detained by the Chinese government in mainland China. Their abductions were possibly prompted by the upcoming release of Xi Jinping and His ...

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Amazon may open about a dozen new stores

Feb 03 2016: An offhand comment yesterday by the CEO of a real estate investment trust that owns and manages 120 shopping malls around the country, threw the book business into a frenzy and caused B&N's share price to drop. In a conference call with investors Sandeep Mathrani, CEO ...

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New Beatrix Potter book discovered

Jan 26 2016: A new story written by Beatrix Potter more than 100 years ago, is to be published for the first time.

The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots was rediscovered by publisher Jo Hanks after she found a reference to it in an out-of-print Potter biography. Three manuscripts were ...

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2015 Costa Awards announced

Jan 26 2016: The 2015 Costa award winners were announced today. The winners are:

Costa Book of The Year: The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
Costa First Novel Award: The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
Costa Novel Award: A God In Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Biography Award: Invention ...

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Report shows impact of Amazon on local USA communities

Jan 26 2016: One of the most well-attended and discussed sessions at yesterday's publishing industry Winter Institute featured the release of a new Civic Economics-ABA study called The Fiscal and Land Use Impacts of Online Retail, which aims to demonstrate the effects of the growth ...

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