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May, 2016

  • 1 May

    Sisters Launch an Exclusive Romance Bookstore

    Sisters Bea and Leah Koch with the help of Kickstarter have opened a bookshop in Culver City, California with a sole focus in romance novels. The store aims to bring to an end the stigma that surrounds these genres. we love romance novels. We always have. Or at least, we …

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  • 1 May

    Jim Harrison Appears in Best Seller List for the First Time

    Embed from Getty Images   The late author Jim Harrison has landed on the New York Times’ bestsellers list for the first time ever. The book The Ancient Minstrel has occupied 14th place in the March 10th New York Times’ bestsellers of the hardcover fiction list. Jim Harrison (December 11, 1937 …

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April, 2016

  • 30 April

    Book Scheme to Help Fight Mental Health Issues

    Embed from Getty Images   Initiated by The Reading Agency a campaign “The Reading Well for Young People” has been set in place that will allow doctors to prescribe from a list of books to help young people deal with mental-health issues and will be available at surgeries and libraries. …

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  • 30 April

    Big Issue Magazine Reaches 200 Million Sales

    Embed from Getty Images   Big Issue celebrates its significant milestone of 200 Million copies sold at the v Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch, London. To commemorate the issue the cover is designed by a prolific street artist Ben Eine The Big Issue is a magazine founded by John Bird and Gordon …

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  • 30 April

    Lambeth’s Library Plans to be Scrutinised by Government

    Embed from Getty Images   Amidst growing pressure from the public, the UK government plans to assess the Lambeth council’s plans to convert some of its libraries into gyms with a unstaffed book-lending section. As the first stage in the investigation process the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) …

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  • 30 April

    Comic Book Legal Defence Fund Raises over $40,000

    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has raised over $40,000 for a comic book project named She Changed Comic. It focuses on shining a light on women whose work paved the way for free expression. According to the Kickstarter page: “She Changed Comics will explore the work of women who were …

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  • 30 April

    The Double Life of Mr. Ferrari

    Embed from Getty Images   As the last train leaves the Buenos Aires subway station a team sets out to prep the underground system for another day. Among the many faces of the cleaning staff, some may recognize the award-winning author Enrique Ferrari, who leads a double life as a …

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  • 12 April

    Potter Fans Teased by a Trailer for Fantastic Beast

    Warner Bros Pictures releases a trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on the interweb. The two-minute-long trailer gives us a glimpse of Newt Scamander and his magical adventures.The protagonist Newt Scamander played by Eddie Redmayne is a magical zoologist travelling the world in research of magical creatures. …

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  • 12 April

    Jk Rowling Shares Rejection Letter

    Jk Rowling on 26th March posted on twitter rejection letters she had received from publishing agencies for her Cormoran Strike series. The first of the crime fiction Cuckoo’s calling was published in April 2013. Her twitter feed states that it was not all easy sailing for the world-renowned author. She …

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March, 2016

  • 28 March

    Call to End Book Embargo in Cuba

    A petition has emerged, backed by more than 40 major US book publishers, authors and agents requesting the white house and congress to end the economic embargo against Cuba as it hinders trade of books and educational material. The ones responsible for the appeal believe that the access to books …

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