4 weeks ago
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Barack and Michelle Obama book deals announced by Penguin Random House

Financial terms were not disclosed for the books, which several publishers had competed for, although the deals are likely in the tens of millions of dollars.
2 months ago
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Mark Twain Fairy Tale to be Posthumously Published

Notes that Mark Twain jotted down from a fairy tale he told his daughters more than a century ago have inspired a new children's book, "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine."
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2 months ago
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‘1984’ Amazon bestseller; 75k more copies ordered

Signet Classics told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday that sales have been "remarkably robust" for a book that already is a classroom standard.
2 months ago
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New Hanover Library to host 3rd annual Fiction to Fashion Contest

Fiction to Fashion is an annual event that challenges teens aged 13 to 18 to create outfits using discarded library books, cassette tapes, and CD's.
6 months ago
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10 books longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize

Books about life in the Soviet Union, a black writer's childhood in postwar Chicago and one man's attempt to live like a badger are among contenders for Britain's leading literary award for nonfiction.
7 months ago
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New Hogwarts books coming from JK Rowling

J.K. Rowling -- to the delight of fans -- is back with a new series of eBooks that will be "Short Stories from Hogwarts."
8 months ago
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‘Twilight’ author writes spy thriller ‘The Chemist’

"Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer's next novel is a thriller, without vampires.
9 months ago
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Barnes & Noble to unveil new stores selling beer and wine

Barnes & Noble is turning to an age-old partnership to help it revive its business: literature and alcohol.
11 months ago
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Han Kang’s ‘The Vegetarian’ wins Man Booker fiction prize

South Korean author Han Kang has won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction with "The Vegetarian," an unsettling novel about a woman whose decision to stop eating meat has devastating consequences.
1 year ago
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Paul Beatty’s “The Sellout” wins critics prize for fiction

Paul Beatty's "The Sellout," a blunt and satirical novel on race and class, has won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction.