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Zadie Smith Named New Harper's Columnist, a Poetry Salon in Damascus, Syria, and More

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Online Only, posted 9.21.10

Zadie Smith becomes a columnist for Harper's; Donald Rumsfeld is set to publish a memoir; a poetry salon thrives in Damascus, Syria; a Texas bookstore installs an electric car charging station; and other news.

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Bookselling in Baghdad, the First Bookless Library, Paradise Lost in 3D, and More

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Online Only, posted 9.20.10

Virgin America to offer e-books on flights; the first bookless library; Paradise Lost is set for a 3D film adaptation; owning a bookstore in Baghdad, Iraq; and other news.

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HarperCollins Scores Christie Rights, Hanif Kureishi Wins PEN/Pinter, and More

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Online Only, posted 9.17.10

Hanif Kureishi wins the PEN/Pinter award; HarperCollins lands the rights to all things Agatha Christie; an unpublished Ted Hughes poem is discovered among his letters; a rare autographed copy of Catcher in the Rye up for auction may not be authentic; and other news.

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Tom Wolfe to Receive Major Honor, Oscar Wilde's Love Letters, and More

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Online Only, posted 9.16.10

Susan Lehman is appointed publisher of Twelve; Tom Wolfe will be awarded the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters; love letters from Oscar Wilde; CityLit Project takes up residence at the University of Baltimore; and other news.

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Ted Hughes's Private Letters from America, a Book Tour by Pushcart, and More

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Online Only, posted 9.15.10

New Ted Hughes letters reveal his strong reaction to American consumerism; the jacket art for David Foster Wallace's forthcoming posthumous novel; an author's pushcart tour of the Northeast; the blurring line between books and the Internet; and other news.

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The Vatican Library Reopens, the DFW Archive Launches in Texas, and More

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Online Only, posted 9.14.10

The Vatican Library reopens; Vietnam's thriving second-hand bookstore culture; the David Foster Wallace archive opens in Texas; the e-reader battles get a bit more direct; and other news.

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