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    Above the bookshelves that house the genres that any bookstore should have — fiction, nonfiction, children’s — are quotes from authors such as “Read, read, read,” from William Faulkner and “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents,” from Emilie Buchwald. The latter is fitting for...

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    J.K. Rowling just can't quit Hogwarts. The "Harry Potter" author will release three new short e-books next month "that dig deep into the Harry Potter stories," she announced on the Pottermore website Wednesday. The trio of books, called "Pottermore Presents," will feature "titbits taken from Pottermore’s...

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    Barnes & Noble CEO Ronald D. Boire dismissed; Leonard Riggio postpones retirement

    Struggling bookseller Barnes & Noble says its chief executive officer is departing after just a year in office. The company's board says it determined Ronald D. Boire was not a good fit for the company and it is in the “best interests of all parties” for him to step down. The company did not give...

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    NFL book club: Michael Bennett gets the Seattle Seahawks to tackle books

    Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is used to sacking quarterbacks, but he's found something else to tackle in his downtime: a book club. Bennett has founded a book club for his teammates, ESPN reports, and their first pick is Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers: The Story of Success." The...

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    11 new Trump books for fans and critics of The Donald

    Next week, Scribner will publish “Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power” by two Washington Post reporters, Michael Kranish and Mark Fisher. On Friday, the paper gave readers a preview of the book, a portrait of Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee. ...

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    Punk's not dead: Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain and 'Please Kill Me'

    They came not to bury punk but to praise it. 20 years ago, Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain published “Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk” with Grove Press. The format was ingenious — no single person could lay claim to know the whole of the sprawling, anarchically creative, drug-riddled...

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    “I had always assumed that the ’60s were the time that the country was really in crisis. But the ’70s were far worse,” Jeffrey Toobin said when we reached him mid-book tour, traveling by train. “There were a thousand bombings a year, skyjackings all the time, rampant crime on the streets of San...

  • Man Booker Prize longlist includes Paul Beatty's novel set in South L.A. and J.M. Coetzee

    Man Booker Prize longlist includes Paul Beatty's novel set in South L.A. and J.M. Coetzee

    The British-based Man Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious awards for literary fiction in the world, announced its longlist Wednesday, with five American authors on the list of 13. It’s only the third year that authors from outside the Commonwealth have been considered for the prize, which...

  • Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley!

    Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley!

    "You shall know the truth," Aldous Huxley once said, "and the truth shall make you mad." You'd be hard-pressed to find a quote more emblematic of the late English author, who was born 122 years ago today. Best known for his dystopian novel "Brave New World," Huxley predicted some of the most frightening...

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    Roger Ailes resigned as the chairman and CEO of Fox News last week, leading observers of politics and the media to speculate what his next move would be. Now there’s an answer: He’s writing his autobiography, according to CNN. CNN quoted an unnamed friend of Ailes as saying, “The book is a priority...

  • Jeff VanderMeer on the beauty and weirdness of Florida

    Jeff VanderMeer on the beauty and weirdness of Florida

    In Tallahassee in the mid-1990s I once tried to save a huge snapping turtle before a car could hit it — in the middle of a raging thunderstorm — only to wind up desperately hanging onto its shell for dear life so I wouldn’t get bit while people slowly drove past looking at me like I was crazy....

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    North to Alaska in Dave Eggers' new 'Heroes of the Frontier'

    Among his bestselling literary fiction peers, Dave Eggers alone is engaged in a sustained effort to write about contemporary America. He’s been going at it so regularly, and so swiftly, that he’s keeping pace with the times, if not getting a half-step ahead. Perhaps he knows what’s next for us:...

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