Burglar hits legendary bookstore, steals rare edition of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Police in suburban Philadelphia are on the hunt for a book thief with rarefied literary tastes. A burglar stole at least 20 books from a store in West Chester, Pa., including a rare edition of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday. No money was stolen... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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As 'Watchman' Hits Stands, Authors Reflect on 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

With Harper Lee's new novel 'Go Set a Watchman' on sale today, Publishers Weekly asked a collection of authors for their thoughts on her beloved debut, and Pulitzer Prize winner, 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tarek Abi Samra on Stealing Kant From a Bookstore

Kant’s Thief I entered the bookshop already terrified and sweaty-palmed, determined to steal Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. I would have liked for the whole thing to be over in the blink of an eye. To be able to run as fast as I could to the section where I’d seen the book before, snatch […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The (Quiet) Death of a Legendary Parisian Bookstore

When it was announced that the legendary bookshop Le Pont Traversé would definitely close down on the 31st of December in Paris, many French TV stations put in phone calls and tried to convince Josée Comte-Béalu to do a filmed interview. She refused every single one of them. “They are like... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-20 09:48:10 UTC ]
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Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird heading to West End

Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird is coming to London’s West End in May 2020, after opening on Broadway last December to rave reviews. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-03 21:08:41 UTC ]
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Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ stage adaptation set for Azusa Pacific University

In a script-worthy twist, Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” will receive its West Coast premiere at Azusa Pacific College, a private Christian college in Azusa. The news follows a rollercoaster week in which small theater companies around... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK tour of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' cancelled after US legal threat

A touring production of "To Kill a Mockingbird", set to open in February and tour the UK and Ireland, has been cancelled mid-rehearsals after the threat of legal action from Scott Rudin's company Atticus, which stages the current Broadway hit. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'To Kill a Mockingbird' Is PBS's 'Great American Read'

Harper Lee's 1960 classic was voted as America's best-loved novel by PBS viewers of 'The Great American Read,' which wrapped Tuesday evening. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Broadway producers of To Kill a Mockingbird countersue Harper Lee's estate

New suit claims Aaron Sorkin adaptation may have to be scrapped over alleged differences between the play and novel, as producers offer to stage disputed work at federal courtIn a courtroom drama worthy of the novel itself, producers of the first Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jeff Daniels to star in Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' on Broadway

Jeff Daniels will play the inimitable lawyer Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s forthcoming Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a spokesman for the production announced Thursday. The show, which will be directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (“The King and... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rare Stephen King works destroyed in Maine bookstore flood

Stephen King may be the Master of Horror, but one of his fans is dealing with horror of a new kind. A Bangor, Maine, bookstore owner lost several of King’s rare manuscripts and books after a burst pipe flooded his store's basement, the Bangor Daily News reports. Gerald Winters, the owner of... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Europa Editions’ New Rome Bookstore; Sweek’s ‘Romantasy’ Contest

In Rome, a North American publisher joins its Italian founder in a new English-language bookshop. And in Rotterdam, Sweek launches another competition. The post Industry Notes: Europa Editions’ New Rome Bookstore; Sweek’s ‘Romantasy’ Contest appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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School district pulled 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from shelves because it 'makes people uncomfortable'

The Biloxi, Miss., school district has pulled Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" from its curriculum because it "makes people uncomfortable," the Biloxi Sun Herald reports. A member of the school board told the newspaper that the decision was made last week, and was not voted on... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Village Voice Is Killing Off Its Print Edition

The Village Voice, the legendary New York alternative newsweekly, announced today that it's killing off its print edition. It will continue to publish online. Per a statement issued by the paper:The announcement comes as part of the ongoing effort by owner Peter Barbey, who purchased the Voice... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2017-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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First To Kill a Mockingbird graphic novel coming in 2018

William Heinemann is publishing the first graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird, drawn and adapted by Fred Fordham. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rare bookseller puts Harry Potter first editions on sale for over £4,000

A rare bookseller is selling two first editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Bloomsbury) for more than £10,000 combined. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milkweed Editions to Open Indie Bookstore

Milkweed Editions will open a bookstore in the Open Book building complex dedicated to the literary arts in downtown Minneapolis in late June. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harper Lee Estate Curtails Mass Market Paperback Edition of ‘Mockingbird’

Once as common as a mockingbird, the mass market paperback edition of the late Harper Lee's novel reportedly is coming to an end. The post Harper Lee Estate Curtails Mass Market Paperback Edition of ‘Mockingbird’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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To Kill a Mockingbird most popular book-club pick

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is the most popular reading group title in the UK, according to new research from The Reading Agency. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harper Lee: Beloved ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author dies

Harper Lee created a work that has endured for generations with her first novel 'Mockingbird,' which told the story of Scout Finch and her experiences as her father battles racism. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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