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Archive | July, 2009

Slamming Open the Door poetry book

NPR’s Fresh Air just featured Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno’s collection of poems, Slamming Open the Door, which was published earlier this year. The book concerns her life after the murder of her daughter, Leidy, who was killed in her apartment six years ago. She had been strangled to death.

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Trailer for The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

The new trailer for Stieg Larsson’s second book in the Millennium Series, ‘The Girl Who Played with Fire’.

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A book about parking lots sells for $1,200

The one of the most interesting aspects of this job is that I learn something about books every day. Today, I am learning about a book called Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles by Ed Ruscha and Art Alanis. AbeBooks sold a first edition copy signed by Ruscha for $1,200 earlier this week. A book […]

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Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox Trailer is Up

HOORAY! The trailer for Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox is up! This has so much going for it. Wes Anderson directs some of the best movies out there – Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Bottle Rocket – all really excellent movies. AND, written by Roald Dahl, author […]

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Book-Themed Ice Cream? Yes Please, Ben & Jerry!

Library lovers are clamouring to get ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s to add some library and book-themed flavours to their repertoire.

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New Adrian Mole Book out in Paperback

For those of us who remember reading about the unfortunate British teenager Adrian Mole – his love of Pandora, his desperation for sex, his awkwardness on rollerskates, his terrible attempts at fashion, and his old friend Bert, rejoice! The newest Adrian Mole book by Sue Townsend – called The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole 1999-2001 […]

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Betting on the Booker

With the Booker long list not even a week old, speculation is already rampant. When picking your favourites there are a few ways you can go about it. The first would be the traditional approach – reading the whole long-list and choosing what you think is the best book. This would a great method in […]

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91-year-old Out-Reading Library Supply

Prolific 91-year-old reader borrows a staggering 25,000 books.

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New Life for Old Books – The Artwork of Su Blackwell

Su Blackwell is an artist who makes amazing paper models from old books.

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The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal – Author Defends Book

Reviewers of The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal are saying that it’s a fictionalized account of the founding of FaceBook and not a non-fiction work.

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