Daily News from Poets & Writers

Treasures from New York City Indie Bookstore Donated to Library

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Online Only, posted 1.13.09

An anonymous donor who paid $440,000 for a treasure trove of books and magazines from the Gotham Book Mart, an independent bookstore in New York City that was forced to close in 2007, has donated the collection to the University of Pennsylvania's Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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NEA Chairman: "The Dumbing Down of Our Culture Is Not Inevitable"

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Online Only, posted 1.12.09

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today that reading in the United States is making a resurgence.

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Self-Publishing Giants ASI and Xlibris Unite

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Online Only, posted 1.9.09

Self-publishing company Author Solutions, Inc., which operates four imprints including AuthorHouse and iUniverse, has acquired its competitor Xlibris for an undisclosed sum.

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Hemingway's Basement Archive Preserved and Digitized

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Online Only, posted 1.8.09

About half of the more than two thousand documents that had been moldering for decades in the basement of Ernest Hemingway's home outside Havana, Cuba, have been preserved and digitized and are now available to scholars.

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Abducted Nigerian Novelist Freed

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Online Only, posted 1.7.09

Nigerian writer Elechi Amadi, who was abducted on Monday, has been freed. More

Mumbai Bookstores Pull Pakistani Titles

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Online Only, posted 1.6.09

A number of bookstores in Mumbai, the financial capital of India, have begun removing books written by Pakistani authors in response to the terror attacks that killed nearly 175 people and injured more than 300 last November.

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