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Banned Books Week

Sep 20 2017: Bookstores, libraries and other organizations across the USA are preparing for Banned Books Week 2017, which runs next week, September 24-30. Shelf Awareness takes a look at what some stores are planning...

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David Lagercrantz will write one final book in the Millennium series - to be released in 2019

Sep 19 2017: David Lagercrantz, who continued Stieg Larsson's Milllennium series after the latter's death in 2004, has stated that he will write just one more book in the series, to be released in 2019. This would bring the series to six books - three by Larsson and three by ...

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"The Handmaid's Tale" and "Big Little Lies" get top honors at Emmy Awards

Sep 18 2017: Two TV series based on books scooped the top honors at last night's Emmy Awards:

The Handmaid's Tale won five awards including best drama series, best actress for Elisabeth Moss and best supporting actress for Ann Dowd.

Big Little Lies took five prizes in the ...

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Hillary Clinton's post-election reading list

Sep 18 2017: James Hohmann, national political correspondent for The Washington Post and author of The Daily 202, leads Monday's issue with a look at the many books Hillary Clinton turned to after her election loss:

"What Happened was quickly strip-mined for political nuggets ...

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Libraries find new relevance partnering with office and housing developments

Sep 18 2017: In an op ed for the New York Times, Matt A.V. Chaban, policy director for the Center for an Urban Future, discusses how libraries in New York City, and potentially, in cities across the country, could find much needed funds to modernize and stay relevant for the long ...

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Clowns already feeling impact of Stephen King's "It"

Sep 17 2017: Stephen King's record-breaking horror film "It" may already be a hit with audiences, but one group is not celebrating the success of the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s novel: clowns.

For a community already struggling to combat perceptions of clowns as scary ...

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Court rules that theatrical parody of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" does not violate copyright.

Sep 17 2017: After a nine month dispute, Manhattan's Federal District Court has ruled that Matthew Lombardo's theatrical parody, Who’s Holiday! — a dark and decidedly adult sequel of sorts to Dr Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas — does not violate the copyright of the original ...

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English teachers adapt reading lists in the age of Trump

Sep 17 2017: Politico reports on how America's high school English teachers are adapting curriculum to the current political climate:

After watching the tumult of the 2016 presidential election play out inside their classrooms last year, and after a summer of hate-filled violence, ...

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