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Amazon Acquires AbeBooks

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.4.08

Amazon announced on Friday its plans to acquire AbeBooks, the Canada-based online marketplace showcasing the wares of over thirteen thousand booksellers specializing in used, rare, and out-of-print books.

 

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Digital Bookmobile to Debut in New York City's Central Park

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.1.08

On August 10, a twenty-first century update on the traditonal roving library, the Digital Bookmobile will make its debut in New York City's Central Park, hosted by the New York Public Library.

 

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Prufrock-Quoting Taggers Target Pittsburgh Library

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.31.08

The Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh's culturally vibrant Oakland neighborhood was hit with a bit of bookish graffiti early Monday morning, much to the chagrin of library staff.

 

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Booker Judges Pick a Baker's Dozen

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.30.08

The judges for this year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction yesterday announced the longlist of finalists. The list features thirteen books, including titles by five first-time authors as well as perennial favorite Salman Rushdie, who earlier this month was awarded the Best of the Booker Award for Midnight's Children (Jonathan Cape, 1981). 

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Poland Celebrates the Work of Poet Zbigniew Herbert

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.29.08

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On Sunday, the eve of the tenth anniversary of the death of celebrated Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert, an open-air performance of the play The Reconstruction of a Poet was held in Warsaw. The play, originally written as a radio drama, is one of five the poet produced in his life. The event also featured a multimedia installation on three giant video screens, including a selection of poems from Herbert's 1974 book Mr. Cogito, Chris Niedenthal's photos of Poland in the 1970s, and a television interview the poet gave in 1972.

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Toni Morrison Dedicates Memorial Bench to Slaves

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.28.08

On Saturday, novelist Toni Morrison gathered with a crowd of supporters on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, to dedicate a “bench by the road” celebrating the lives and legacy of millions of slaves.

 

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