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Broomsticks and dragon bones in British Library's Harry Potter magic show

Oct 19 2017: It’s all true, and the incontrovertible proof has gone on display in the British Library. Side by side with original manuscripts and illustrations for the Harry Potter books, in an exhibition that opens on Friday and has already sold a record 30,000 tickets, there are ...

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee taken off Mississippi school reading list

Oct 19 2017: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's classic novel about racism and the American south, has been removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district because the language in the book "makes people uncomfortable."

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This Is What Really Happens When Amazon Comes to Your Town

Oct 19 2017: Politico reports on the intense competition by cities to host "HQ2" - Amazon's planned second headquarters. It also looks at the pros and cons for the winning city of "bringing in 40,000 highly paid employees to compete for the same relatively constant supply of housing...

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California bookstores exempt from autograph authentication law

Oct 18 2017: California state lawmakers have exempted bookstores from a requirement that "sellers of items that carry their creator's autograph include a certificate guaranteeing that the signature is authentic," the San Francisco Chronicle reported. AB228 passed both houses without...

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George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for 'Lincoln in the Bardo'

Oct 17 2017: George Saunders's first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, has won the Man Booker Prize. Originally, the award was restricted to novels written by authors from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth nations, but in 2014, it was opened to any novel written in English and ...

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Bookstore sales down 11% in August compared to last year

Oct 16 2017: Bookstore sales in the USA fell 10.9%, to $1.4 billion, compared to August 2016, according to preliminary estimates from the Census Bureau. For the first eight months of the year, bookstore sales are down 2.6%. Total retail sales for the year to date have risen 3.8%.

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Harry Potter exhibition sells record 30,000 advance tickets

Oct 16 2017: The British Library has revealed that its Harry Potter exhibition has sold more than 30,000 tickets - the highest number of advance tickets it has ever sold for an exhibition.

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Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer winner, dies at 96

Oct 16 2017: Richard Wilbur, whose meticulous, urbane poems earned him two Pulitzer Prizes and selection as U.S. poet laureate, died on Saturday in Belmont, Mass. He was 96.

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