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Barnes & Noble cutting staff due to poor holiday season and declining sales

Feb 13 2018: Barnes & Noble is trimming its staff, laying off lead cashiers, digital leads and other experienced workers in a company-wide clearing, CNBC has learned from sources familiar with the matter.

The news came abruptly for many workers who showed up Monday morning at ...

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ALA Awards Winners include Hello, Universe (Newbery); The Hate You Give and Vincent & Theo

Feb 12 2018: The American Library Association presented their annual book awards today.

The Newbery medal went to Erin Entrada Kelly for Hello, Universe (Greenwillow Books) and the Caldecott Medal to Matthew Cordell for Wolf in the Snow (Feiwel & Friends).

Nina Lacour won the ...

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Former Causeway Bay Books manager plans to open a book store in Taiwan

Feb 12 2018: Former Hong Kong-based Causeway Bay Books manager Lam Wing-kei said during an interview with a foreign radio station on Tuesday that it is almost certain that he will open a book store in Taiwan and if the operation of the store is smooth, he will consider going back to...

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Mansplain and helicopter-parent among 1,100 new words added to Oxford English Dictionary

Feb 02 2018: More than 1,100 new words were included in the latest update to the Oxford English Dictionary's online edition, with more than 100 of them relating to parenting.

"Mansplain" also enters the dictionary for the first time. According to the OED, just 10 years ago the ...

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Missing Hong Kong Bookseller/Publisher Wins Prix Voltaire

Feb 01 2018: Gui Minhai, the Hong Kong bookseller and publisher who has twice been seized by Chinese authorities--most recently on January 20--is being awarded the International Publishers Association's Prix Voltaire for "his bravery in continuing to publish despite the risks ...

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National Book Foundation adds book award for translated literature

Feb 01 2018: The National Book Foundation today announced it will present the National Book Award for Translated Literature, beginning this year at the 69th National Book Awards in November. This prize, which represents a fifth National Book Award category, will honor a work of ...

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Helen Dunmore wins Costa book of the year for Inside the Wave

Jan 31 2018: The poet and author Helen Dunmore, who died in June 2017, has been awarded the Costa book of the year for her final poetry collection, Inside the Wave.

Dunmore, who died last year aged 64, is only the second posthumous winner of the book of the year category in the ...

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Fantasy author Ursula K Le Guin dies at home.

Jan 23 2018: Fantasy author Ursula K Le Guin has died at her home in Oregan, aged 88. A prodigious author, her career spanned more than half a century. She won numerous awards including the Nebula and Hugo science fiction and fantasy awards, the Newbery Medal, and the National ...

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