Public asked to vote on favourite banned book

A public vote is set to launch this week to find the nation's favourite banned book. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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N.Y. Public Library Selects 10 Best Books for Children en Español

The list includes a mix of books written originally in Spanish and in translation. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-11-26 10:00:03 UTC ]
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The First Banned Book in America

Thomas Morton, an English businessman who had a knack for riling up Puritans, was the author of the first book explicitly banned in the United States. The post The First Banned Book in America appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2019-11-06 21:30:41 UTC ]
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Major Public Library System Will Boycott Macmillan E-books

The King County (WA) Library System, the nation's top digital-circulating library, has said it will stop buying new release Macmillan e-books once a two-month embargo begins next month. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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America’s First Banned Book Is for Sale for $35,000

If you have a spare 35 grand or so, you now have a shot at a rare copy of the first book banned in America. Christie’s Auction House in New York recently announced that it will be auctioning a copy of New Canaan by Thomas Morton, a 1637 political satire that caused outrage among New […] The post... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2019-10-03 11:00:38 UTC ]
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Bookshops reveal favourite books of 2019 as Obama, Porter and Thunberg make the grade

Bookshops have revealed their favourite books of 2019 with books by Michelle Obama, Max Porter and Greta Thunberg among the shortlisted titles for the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-02 12:48:18 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Condemns Prison Book Bans

In the wake of a series of recent reports on book banning in the nation’s prison systems, PEN America has released a new policy report that condemns the practice and issues an urgent call for reform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Keeping the Lights On During Banned Books Week (shelftalker)

Reflecting on the ways that we “softly” censor books for young readers by the titles we recommend in the bookstore. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-23 12:00:51 UTC ]
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TV and radio plans revealed to mark publication of Jess Phillips book

Monoray is to launch an extensive publicity campaign to promote Jess Phillips MP’s new book. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-19 21:53:36 UTC ]
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TV and radio plans revealed for Billy Connolly's first ever book publicity campaign

Two Roads will head up Sir Billy Connolly’s first ever book publicity campaign for Tall Tales and Wee Stories.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-09 13:05:19 UTC ]
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Catholic School Bans Harry Potter Books, Claiming Its Spells And Curses Are Real

The Rev. Dan Reehil warned that reading the spells in the J.K. Rowling novels could conjure up actual evil spirits. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2019-09-02 19:47:12 UTC ]
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Psst. Turns out 80% of books published in 1924-1963 are secretly in the public domain.

This year, for the first time in over two decades, a slew of work entered the public domain: everything first published in the United States in 1923, to be precise. (And yes, next year we’ll get the goods from 1924.) “But there’s another source of public domain works,” Cory Doctorow writes at... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-02 16:44:41 UTC ]
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Ideas for the People: Spotlight on 'Public Books'

A new series from Public Books and Columbia University Press aims to enrich culture through the exchange of ideas. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean on the crazy things people ask a librarian, from 'The Library Book'

The Los Angeles Times Book Club is reading "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean. Here's an excerpt. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-19 10:00:08 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean on the crazy things people ask a librarian, from ‘The Library Book’

The Los Angeles Times Book Club is reading "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean. Here’s an excerpt. The opposite of a sensory-deprivation tank might be to spend a Monday morning in the library’s InfoNow Department. The phone rings with that weird blooping electronic tone all day long, and the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-19 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Patti Smith Wins 2019 'One Book, One New York' Vote

Rock star and author Smith's 'Just Kids' is the winner of the 2019 'One Book, One New York' contest. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Washington Partially Rescinds Prison Book Ban

Facing public criticism over a ban on sending free books to prison inmates, the Washington Department of Corrections has backed down and partially rescinded the ban. Advocates for prison inmates call the new policy "insufficient" and continue to negotiate with DOC officials. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book tribute to Anthony Bourdain set for publication in May

A book celebrating the life and career of Anthony Bourdain, the author, chef and television personality who died last June, will be published by Harper Collins imprint Ecco this spring, People magazine reported Monday. "Anthony Bourdain Remembered," which collects tributes and photographs... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2019: China Children’s Press & Publication Group

Nurturing homegrown talent and publishing outstanding original works are the main goals at China Children’s Press & Publication Group (CCPPG) this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Most influential banned book revealed

Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (OUP, 1859) has been named the most influential banned book following a public vote during Academic Book Week.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mueller report to be 'instantly' printed as a book, if made public

Publishers prepare to race ‘the most anticipated investigative document of this century’ into printPublishers are lining up to release special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report as a book – if and when it is made public.The investigation into alleged collusion between Moscow and Donald... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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