Cell Phones and Story Times (shelftalker)

A bookseller fights the urge to require parents to check their cell phones at the door during story time. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-02 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Doyle and O'Neill on Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award longlist

Roddy Doyle and Joseph O'Neill have been longlisted for the £30,000 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-02 23:49:24 UTC ]
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Madeleine L’Engle’s early short stories presage ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

A reviewer reflects on reading “The Moment of Tenderness,” a collection of short stories, and then returning to the 1963 novel she loved growing up. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-04-17 23:14:00 UTC ]
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Madeleine L’Engle’s early short stories presage ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

A reviewer reflects on reading “The Moment of Tenderness,” a collection of short stories, and then returning to the 1963 novel she loved growing up. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-04-17 23:14:00 UTC ]
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Madeleine L’Engle’s early short stories presage ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

A reviewer reflects on reading “The Moment of Tenderness,” a collection of short stories, and then returning to the 1963 novel she loved growing up. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-04-17 23:14:00 UTC ]
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Closed libraries are offering parking lot Wi-Fi, e-books, and Zoom story time

Even when shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic, libraries are coming up with creative ways to serve their communities. On March 16, the El Dorado County Library in California closed its doors to patrons after a state-wide stay-at-home order. But that hasn’t stopped the library, which serves... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-04-15 07:00:32 UTC ]
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Need a new quarantine read? Don Winslow drops 'Broken,' stories for our fractured times

The bestselling crime novelist plans a virtual book tour for his new title, "Broken," as the coronavirus keeps him home in Southern California. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-07 15:00:38 UTC ]
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David Nicholls joins Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2020 judging panel

Bestselling author and screenwriter David Nicholls has joined the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2020 judging panel.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-23 22:37:04 UTC ]
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McLaughlin wins Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

Irish writer Danielle McLaughlin has won the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award with her story "A Partial List of the Saved".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-12 12:41:46 UTC ]
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Three Times the Charm (shelftalker)

Conversations with three-year-olds are just the cure for a case of bookseller doldrums. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-12 12:00:27 UTC ]
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Irish writers dominate Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award shortlist

The 2019 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award shortlist is dominated by Irish authors with former winner and Booker Prize longlistee Kevin Barry and relative newcomers Danielle McLaughlin and Louise Kennedy in the running for the £30,000 prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-29 11:15:23 UTC ]
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Movies Aren’t Telling Love Stories Anymore. So The New York Times Brought Them to Amazon

The romance genre has all but disappeared from films, so now several cable and streaming outlets have claimed it for themselves. The latest to jump on board is Amazon Prime Video. The streaming service will soon air Modern Love, a new anthology series debuting Oct. 18 that features eight... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-07-28 00:59:10 UTC ]
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Translation scoops Commonwealth Short Story Prize for first time

Cypriot author Constantia Soteriou has won the £5,000 Commonwealth Short Story Prize with 'Death Customs', marking the first time the prize has been awarded to a translation as the judges choose an all-women line-up of regional winners.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-09 20:13:50 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean and readers share library stories at L.A. Times Book Club launch

In her research for "The Library Book," Susan Orlean was surprised to learn how many people call the Los Angeles Library on a daily basis with outlandish questions. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-26 21:09:36 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean and readers share library stories at L.A. Times Book Club launch

In her research for “The Library Book,” Susan Orlean was surprised to learn how many people call the Los Angeles Library on a daily basis with outlandish questions. Some people want help cheating on crossword puzzles. Others have more personal queries. “There is a guy who calls the library... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-26 20:35:00 UTC ]
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Sunday Times Audible Short Story Prize longlist revealed

A M Homes, Emma Cline, Toby Litt, Joe Dunthorne and Kevin Barry are among the writers nominated for the £30,000 2019 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-23 16:06:29 UTC ]
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Davies and De Waal among Sunday Times Audible Short Story judges

Authors Carys Davies and Kit de Waal will be among the judges for this year’s Sunday Times Short Story Award, which this year is sponsored for the first time by Audible. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Story time with ebooks 'not as helpful' as print books

A study finds parents focus more on technology with electronic books and interact less with children. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2019-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Audible brings A.S. Byatt novels and stories to audio for first time

Audible is bringing the novels and short stories of A.S. Byatt to audio for the first time this month. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'The Singularity of Sleep' – runner-up in the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards 2018

Haematologist Eileen Merriman describes herself as a doctor by day, and a writer by night – so she knows about the lack of sleep described in this story. Her young adult fiction novel Invisibly Breathing will be published in March this year. This story, The Singularity of Sleep was named... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2019-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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