Magazine Articles Tagged With libraries

The Human Library's Many Books

by Amanda Calderon

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

A Danish organization challenges library patrons worldwide to confront prejudices and change perspectives through conversations with “human books.”

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New Book Imagines Hitler as Stand-Up Comedian, Author Suggests Merger of U.S. and Canada, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.24.14

Open Road hires Ira Silverberg; the Los Angeles Times profiles City Lights Bookstore; an artist reimagines works by Cormac McCarthy and others; and other news.

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Eight-Figure Book Deal, Simon & Schuster Pilot Program, E-Books Rising, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.16.14

Julie Bosman reports that St. Martin’s Press has offered an eight-figure book deal to Sylvia Day; Pew Research reveals the percentage of adults who read e-books is rising; the Academy of American Poets announced that poets Khaled Mattawa and Alberto R­íos will serve on its Board of Chancellors; and other news.

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New Judith Regan Imprint, Memoir in the Age of Twitter, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.11.13

Phaidon has hired Judith Regan to head a new multimedia imprint; the National Library of Norway intends to scan every Norwegian book in existence; a Charles Bukowski-themed bar will open this Friday in California; and other news.

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The Power of Metaphors, Tom Wolfe, Independent Bookstores, and More

by James F. Thompson

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.27.13

The New Yorker discusses the gratifying experience of writing successful metaphors; Tom Wolfe’s manuscripts and letters sell for $2 million; Denise Kiernan explains why book lovers should support independent bookstores; and other news.

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Buys Washington Post, Insider Account of Franzen Versus Oprah, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.6.13

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has purchased the Washington Post; Elmore Leonard is recuperating after a stroke; Boris Kachka provides an insider's view of the Jonathan Franzen versus Oprah’s Book Club dustup of 2001; and other news.

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Donal Ryan’s Novel Rejected Forty-Seven Times, Estate of William Faulkner, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.26.13

The Wall Street Journal looks at the estate of William Faulkner; Anakana Schofield details the vagaries of publicizing a first novel; Pop Chart Lab created a poster of the chapter-by-chapter breakdown of The Great Gatsby; and other news.

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Marathon Reading of Stanislaw Lem, Harlan Ellison’s Haircut, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.17.13

Mark Saunders has been named director of the University of Virginia Press; Tim Kreider looks at the current state of book cover design; the Telegraph investigates the nebulous world of literary libel; and other news.

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Amazon Executives Testify in DOJ E-Book Lawsuit, State of the Library, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.7.13

Amazon executives have testified in the Department of Justice e-book pricing lawsuit; In Norway, the Bible is selling more copies than E. L. James; Justin Alvarez examines the state of the modern library; and other news.

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Philip Roth Remembers His Friend and Mentor, Dani Shapiro on Distraction, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.22.13

Authorities in Canada have approved the Penguin and Random House merger; Dani Shapiro discusses writing and distraction; GalleyCat details how self-published authors can sell their books at independent bookstores; and other news.

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