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Amazon Acquires Shelfari

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.2.08

A little more than three weeks after Amazon bought AbeBooks, the online retailer announced that it has acquired Shelfari, the social networking site for book lovers. 

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Melbourne Named City of Literature

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.28.08

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently named Melbourne, Australia, a City of Literature, three days before the start of the Melbourne Writers Festival. The honor, given for the first time in 2004 to Edinburgh, Scotland, recognizes Melbourne’s thriving literary and publishing communities.

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Final Works of Sir Walter Scott Find a Publisher

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.27.08

Nearly two hundred years after they were written, two lost works of Sir Walter Scott, The Siege Of Malta and Bizarro, have found a publisher.

 

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Penguin Launches Bookish Dating Site

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.26.08

Penguin U.K. has teamed up with Match.com to introduce a dating Web site for book lovers, or for anyone, according to the publisher, who has "ever wished real life could be as romantic as a novel."

 

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New Yorker Festival to Host Politically Charged Lineup

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.25.08

The New Yorker recently announced a portion of the program for its 2008 New Yorker Festival, to be held at various venues throughout New York City from October 3 through October 5.

 

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Rushdie Bodyguards Admit to Embellishing Memoir

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.22.08

The authors of the memoir that Salman Rushdie claimed was largely fabricated have admitted that a portion of the book was fictitious.

 

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