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Brought to book: when publishers go to court
A writer scored a significant victory over publishers this week, when comic book giants Marvel and DC – who had tried to block Graham Jules from using “superhero” in the title of his self-help manual Business Zero to Superhero – backed down after more ...

Rue Kothari's five favourite books
“Books have been an important part of my life since I was very young,” says Rue Kothari. The London-born former journalist has spent more than a decade in the UAE and is the fair director of Downtown Design Dubai (this year's edition will run from ...

Denver books calendar, May 29-June 4, 2016
June 3: Summer Reading Kickoff Party, with magicians from Magos' Magic Shoppe. 4 p.m. Free.; First Friday with Denver Writes. Students and their author mentors will write stories to go with artwork, available for sale as a fundraiser for the program. 6 ...

6 books for teens and kids to read this summer
Teens and tweens may spend between six and nine hours a day on digital media, according to a survey conducted by Common Sense Media. If you're trying to get your child to escape into a book this summer and not a video game, it's best to consult the ...

The best new children's books – reviews roundup
Along with bears and bunnies, tigers star in a surprising number of picture books, from Judith Kerr's The Tiger Who Came to Tea to Catherine Rayner's Augustus and His Smile. The latest addition to the canon is There's a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy ...

Print Books, E-tailers Gained in Popularity in 2015
Consumers made a few notable shifts in their book-buying habits in 2015, according to a new report, “Year in Books Review, 2015,” due out soon from Nielsen. The most pronounced change was in format preference. Unit sales of print books rose 2.8% in ...

Why Books Still Matter
Knowing the impact that one perfect novel had on my life, I set out with my colleagues, Paul Stiff and Josh Conviser, to understand America's relationship with books—research we were doing for a grant from the National Science Foundation for our ...

12 Books that Illuminate the Beautiful and Complex History of Cuba
Until recently, the fraught relationship between the United States and Cuba has made it difficult for Americans to fully experience Cuba--except through books, that is. But even as tourism to Havana and its environs may soon become commonplace ...

Story to end next month for Costa Mesa's Books on Broadway
After nearly 30 years of selling books, notably romance novels, Books on Broadway in Costa Mesa will close next month. The used bookstore at 143 Broadway, about two blocks from The Triangle, plans a closing party for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11 before ...

Lisa Lucas, head of the National Book Foundation, wants you to love reading
It was only her third day as head of the National Book Foundation, the third person to lead it in three decades. And while it's her job to keep the National Book Awards and the foundation's other programs going, she is clearly poised to bring the ...

Capitol Hill Books Has DC's Most Curmudgeonly Store Owner
Capitol Hill Books' Jim Toole (“If you have to put an age down, say 110”) had already lived a fairly full life before he took on running the secondhand book shop after its original owner passed away in 1994—he earned a degree in history from UCLA, a ...

100 books for your summer reading list
Today we offer 100 suggestions of new and newish books for pleasure reading this summer, including mysteries, histories and stories with a Wisconsin slant. Our suggestions include books for children and teens, too. The simplest way to encourage your ...

How I mourned my sister through the books she left behind
If you crave books, covet them, slam them shut in outrage, then they accumulate around you, becoming rows of memories: an edition lent at the start of a passion, never returned at the end; a volume cautioning against peril, or luring you to it; a book ...

Game of Thrones' big advantage over the books: correcting George R.R. Martin's mistakes
Throughout Game of Thrones' first five seasons, the show and the books had basically the same virtues — and vices. Both were beautifully unpredictable and trope-busting, full of richly drawn characters and a deeply involved and intriguing mythos. Both ...





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