Reading the Signs (shelftalker)

The value of good signage in a bookstore is never overstated – especially as it’s rarely seen by customers. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-14 12:00:55 UTC ]
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Reading Agency launches £2.1m elderly reading project

The Reading Agency is launching a project to provide reading activities for older people thanks to a £2.1m grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quick Reads report finds 27% fear reading will become 'forgotten pleasure'

Around 27% of people fear reading could become a “forgotten pleasure” according to new research commissioned to mark the 10th anniversary of Galaxy Quick Reads. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency reveals Summer Reading fall

The number of children in the UK who took part in The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge this year was down 2.8% on last year’s figure. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quick Reads joins The Reading Agency

Quick Reads is set to become one of the The Reading Agency’s programmes after the two charities have decided to work together. Cathy Rentzenbrink, project director of Quick Reads, told The Bookseller she is very excited about the partnership. “All the work we now do will have a greater impact.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading in Print. Yes, You Read That Right.

Frank Schembari loves books — printed books. He loves how they smell. He loves scribbling in the margins, underlining interesting sentences, folding a page corner to mark his place.   Schembari is not a retiree who sips tea at Politics ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2015-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Rainbow Host LeVar Burton Binge-Watched Game of Thrones Before He Read the Books

Specs Who LeVar Burton Age 57 Claim to fame Emmy-winning actor (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation); host and producer of Reading Rainbow; author of the children’s book The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm (available Oct. 7) Base Los Angeles Twitter @levarburton What’s the first information you... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2014-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency survey finds 63% of men rarely read

Men are giving up on reading books because they prefer to watch the big screen version instead, a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Taking the Reading Out of Readings

Early last month Junot Díaz nearly caused a riot when hundreds of fans descended on the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York City to hear the author read from his latest, This Is How You Lose Her. But, to put it mildly, not every author is Junot Díaz, and getting a crowd to hear you read... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shocker: People who read ebooks read more

Are you ready for a bombshell? Turns out people who read ebooks read more books than those don't. That tidbit comes from the number crunchers at Pew. According to a new report titled "The Rise of E-Reading," the ebook readers read an average of 24 books in the past year, versus the 15 books read... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2012-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sunday Reading: The Allure of Science Fiction

From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces about science fiction and fantasy, by John Seabrook, Julie Phillips, Colson Whitehead, Margaret Atwood, and Joyce Carol Oates. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2019-12-15 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Recommended Reading: The science fiction of William Gibson

How William Gibson keeps his science fiction real Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker While a lot of sci-fi is obsessed with the distant future, one of the best authors of the genre takes a different approach. The New Yorker explains how William Gibson... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-12-14 17:30:00 UTC ]
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A Year in Reading: Zoë Ruiz

I spent most of the year living in a small town in Oregon where I read a lot of student work and finished my MFA thesis. There I read my first but not last book by Octavia E. Butler, Kindred. I borrowed Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, from a graduate... Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2019-12-14 16:00:42 UTC ]
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Snakes, Bots, and Socks, Oh My!: A Bookstore Lost & Found (shelftalker)

TweetSomeone came up to one of our children’s specialists the other day and asked if anyone had ever retrieved the $200 Harry Potter boxed set that had been accidentally knocked into the hollow column next to the Harry Potter section during our storewide inventory in July. Since no one had... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 13:00:27 UTC ]
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Read Harder: An Audiobook of Poetry

Here are some recommendations of audiobooks of poetry—in contemporary poetry, classic poetry, and novels in verse—for the Read Harder 2020 task. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-12-13 11:33:24 UTC ]
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Why It's Time to Quantify the Library's Role in the Reading Marketplace

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez argues that everyone would benefit from a collaborative, good-faith, and transparent effort to effectively measure the impact of libraries on book discovery, author brand development, and consumer sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Read Harder: A Historical Fiction Novel Not Set in WWII

It can seem like every historical fiction read focuses on one event, but we've got historical fiction novels not set in WWII for the Read Harder challenge. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-12-12 11:32:03 UTC ]
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Influx signs Percival Everett

Influx Press has signed US author Percival Everett and will publish his novel, I Am Not Sidney Poitier, in the UK for the first time next year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-11 19:00:36 UTC ]
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HCG signs Andreae and Dyson's festive tale for 2020

Hachette Children’s Group has acquired an "uplifting" tale, about a kind-hearted Christmas monster, from Giraffes Can’t Dance author Giles Andreae with illustrations from Nikki Dyson. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-11 17:33:58 UTC ]
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Lucy Wyndham-Read | 'I hated sport at school'

With a massive online following, Lucy Wyndham-Read could be on the verge of publishing success with her book based on a seven-minute workout. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-11 13:21:47 UTC ]
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It Might Be Getting Busy Soon (shelftalker)

Hectic holiday shop afternoons make us wonder when it’s going look as busy to customers as we feel. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-09 13:00:33 UTC ]
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