Pharrell Williams will turn his smash hit song "Happy" into a children's book this fall, Billboard reports. The musician has signed on to publish four kids' books with Putnam in all.
Valentine's Day arrives again on a tide of chocolates, lingerie, flowers and candy hearts. Books aren't in the cliche pantheon -- to their benefit. Maybe the way to impress a special sweetheart is with a fancy reissued classic or an unexpected paperback.
Tennessee state representative Jerry Sexton, a Republican from Bean Station, is only a month into his first term but he's got big plans: He'd like to make the Bible the state's official book.
From 1982 until his death 25 years later, Kurt Vonnegut cooperated with director Robert Weide on a documentary about his life and work. The film was never finished, but it could be, with a Kickstarter campaign launched this week.
Ben Stiller has signed on to executive produce and direct a television adaptation of "Super Sad True Love Story" by Gary Shteyngart, according to Deadline. The 2010 novel was a bestseller the Los Angeles Times found to be "hilarious and sad."
Daniel M. Ruland, 32, of Elmira, N.Y., has been arrested and charged in the theft of Mark Twain's plaque from his grave.
It's been more than a year since Oprah asked her fans to join her in reading a book. On Tuesday she got back into the swing of Book Club 2.0 with a new selection: "Ruby" by Cynthia Bond.
Writer and filmmaker Assia Djebar died in Paris on Friday at age 78, her publisher confirms. In recent years, the Algerian-born author was among those rumored to be in contention for the Nobel Prize in Literature.