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Round-Up: Amazon, Bill O’Reilly, and the Wheel of Time

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From a new Amazon Books location to Sony's Wheel of Time adaptation, here's the latest literary news.

Round-Up: Beverly Cleary, a Book Heist, and Partisan Reading Preferences

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From Beverly Cleary's 101st birthday to the connection between politics and reading preferences, here's the latest literary news.

Round-Up: Amazon, THE ANARCHIST COOKBOOK, and a Missing Library Book

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From Amazon's move into the Middle East to a long-overdue library book, here's the latest literary news.

Round-Up: Langston Hughes’ House, Amazon’s New Store, and THE LUMINARIES

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From the battle to save Langston Hughes' house to The Luminaries being made into a mini series, here's the latest literary news.

Round Up: #Brexit, Apple’s E-Book Settlement, and Barnes & Noble’s Tough Year

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From #Brexit to Barnes & Noble's major financial hit, here are some of last week's most important literary stories: This past week, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The referendum (often referred to as "Brexit") took place on June 23.

Shelf Aware Machines

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When I was a kid, I loved the Barnes & Noble in Seattle’s University Village. It was one of Barnes & Noble’s flagship stores, at that time the largest bookstore I’d ever seen: forty-six thousand square feet over two floors. I spent hours in its expansive science fiction and

Round-Up: Librarian of Congress Nominated, VA Law Blocks Books, and a Serial Killer’s Book Also Blocked

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From Obama’s nomination for the next Librarian of Congress to a serial killer’s controversial book, the latest developments in literary news: President Obama has nominated Carla Hayden as the next Librarian of Congress. Hayden is currently the CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland and was

ROUND-UP: PEN, Amazon Bookstores, and New Digital Book Series

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A snapshot at this week’s literary news, from PEN’s literary award shortlists to a new take on digital books: PEN American announced their literary awards finalists for 2016 last week. Winners for Debut Fiction, Art of the Essay, Literary Science Writing, PEN Open Book, and PEN/Fusion Prize will be

Round-Down: Barnes & Noble Looks Beyond Books to Survive

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Barnes & Noble may soon be extending its reach. CEO Ron Biore recently told Alexandra Alter at the New York Times that the company is looking to offer more games, toys, and small gifts in the future, sparking concern that the retailer would slowly move away from its core offering: books. There’s

Round-Down: Amazon Sues for Fraudulent Product Reviews

Amazon is suing over one thousand people who used Fiverr, the odd-jobs website for digital tasks, to offer paid fake product reviews at the site. The lawsuit alleges that “defendants are misleading Amazon’s customers and tarnishing Amazon’s brand for their own profit and the profit of a handful of dishonest