Disguised as a boy, the heroine of ‘Curious Toys’ finds freedom — and answers

Elizabeth Hand’s novel is both a mystery and a fascinating exploration of gender. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-15 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Lessons From Nabokov: Finding Freedom in a Foreign Language

I own a 19-year-old copy of Vladimir Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading. I place its age from the barcode on its back, which states the name of the bookstore where I bought it: Borders.The one that used to sit on the ground floor of the World Trade Center, the one I’d been to multiple times […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-19 08:50:43 UTC ]
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Girls like digital media while boys prefer print, finds study on reading habits

National Literacy Trust report also says girls continue to outpace boys in their enthusiasm for reading for pleasureGirls have more firmly embraced digital literacy and formats such as Facebook, email and text message, while boys are more comfortable with traditional printed media such as... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How to Find a Literary Agent: Finding Agents Appropriate for Your Writing

Literary agents are the gate keepers of the publishing world, but not all agents represent all genres of writing. This post shares how to find a literary agent appropriate for your writing project, including links to agents representing various genres. The post How to Find a Literary Agent:... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-09-04 18:25:07 UTC ]
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Toy Fair Moves on After Toys R Us

At this year’s New York Toy Fair, publishers discussed new retail opportunities following the closing of the toy store chain. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Toy Fair 2017: Toy Stores Seek Books for Themed Displays

Crowds filled the aisles of the 2017 edition of New York International Toy Fair, and the mood was upbeat. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Toy Fair 2016: The Adult Publishing Coloring Craze Hits the Toy Industry

One of the most notable themes at this year’s New York International Toy Fair emanated from publishing: adult coloring books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Toy Fair 2015: Toy Stores Add More Books to the Mix

At this year's trade show executives from several publishers said specialty toy stores are currently doing well with books and are looking for new titles to add to their assortments. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lose the Clutter, Find the Spirit: Books on Finding Calm Through Getting Organized

Four new books from spirituality and religion publishers address the practical and spiritual benefits of tossing, reordering, and simplifying. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Should boys read boys?

Is it really true that boys want to read books about boys, written by men? Or is this narcissism and sexism of the saddest, most damaging kind? Night School author CJ Daugherty makes the case that books should be gender free. What do you think? Join the discussion on Twitter @GdnChildrensBks, on... Continue reading at The Guardian

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First-Time Exhibitors Target Toy and Specialty Retailers at Toy Fair 2014

This year's New York International Toy Fair was characterized by steady traffic on the show floor, key customers roaming the aisles of the Javits Center, orders being written, and meetings being accomplished. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse' Named B&N Book of the Year

Barnes & Noble booksellers around the country have voted to name Charlie Mackesy’s illustrated fable 'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse' Barnes & Noble’s 2019 Book of the Year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Mitch Albom Reads From His New Memoir Finding Chika

Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction. In our first episode, Mitch Albom reads an excerpt from... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-03 09:47:32 UTC ]
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AFP to highlight 'less intrusive' approach in new press freedom submission

Australian federal police to tell inquiry it will heed ministerial direction to consider value of a free and open pressThe Australian federal police will make a second submission to federal parliament’s press freedom inquiry as part of efforts to draw a line over controversy triggered by raids... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-11-29 07:15:29 UTC ]
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An American Boy and His Jamaican Nanny: A Conversation with Ross Kenneth Urken

“UNLIKE MOST JEWISH BOYS from New Jersey, I have a Jamaican accent,” writes Ross Kenneth Urken in Another Mother, his memoir in which he goes in search of both his recollections of the Jamaican nanny who raised him and all of the things he never knew about her before she died. He writes,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-11-24 20:00:33 UTC ]
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A new book for those who don’t want millions, but an answer to their questions

A.C. Grayling’s “The History of Philosophy” delves into the thinkers who explored who we are and what it all means. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-11-20 18:01:32 UTC ]
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How To Find Upcoming Book Releases by Date

Five sites and resources that organize upcoming book releases by date, and will make keeping track of upcoming releases a lot easier on you. Continue reading at Book Riot

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On Finding Islands of Beauty in the Eternal City

What follows is a set of vignettes, or “islands,” from the recently published book Islands—New Islands (Fontanella Press, 2019), where they appear alongside archival photos from the American Academy in Rome. Written in Italian by Marco Lodoli, they were first published serially in the newspaper... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-18 09:47:44 UTC ]
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Hearst Connecticut Media Investigates Boys & Girls Club of America

After Hearst Connecticut Media reported on a lawsuit alleging past sexual abuse at the Boys & Girls club in Greenwich, Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-11-15 08:00:25 UTC ]
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Binc Survey Finds One in Five Booksellers in Need

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation's third industry-wide survey found 22% of respondents had situations in the past two years requiring financial assistance, yet less than half of those in need asked for help. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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