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Amazon censoring gay-themed books?

This story is still developing, but according to this PC World arcticle and other various news sources, Amazon dropped certain books from its sales rank lists over Easter weekend due to a “glitch.” Most of these, as discovered by publisher Mark Probst, were gay-themed or

See you at the NY Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend!

We’ll be attending the New York Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend, and hope to see you there! This is a great opportunity for booksellers, avid collectors, or readers who just simply want to feast their eyes on some beautiful books. Here’s the official info, courtesy

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Where The Wild Things Are–The Movie

Yes, it’s true. Maurice Sendak‘s beloved children’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are, has been adapted for the silver screen and is directed by Spike Jonze. Jones and Dave Eggers of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius fame, wrote the screenplay together. The best thing

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New Author Challenge 2009

Ok, I’m getting a bit of a late start on this, but I just discovered a very popular online group called The New Author Challenge 2009. The challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2009, so I’ve got some reading to do! The premise

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Award-Winning Author John Updike Dies at 76

Pulitzer prize recipient and prolific author John Updike passed away today at the age of 76. Updike died from lung cancer. He is famous for the Rabbit series, a quartet of novels written over a 30-year period which centers around the title character Harry “Rabbit”

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Rare Book of the Day – Yoshida Hiroshi

Yoshida Hiroshi: Print Maker by Ben Bruce Blakeney I have a thing for Japanese art, and especially print-making and wood-block prints, because of the precision and complexity involved. Hiroshi was a talented artist and this particular item won’t burn a hole in my pocket if

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Statuettes in Sight for Movie Adaptations

Several of the 2009 Academy Award nominations include books that were adapted for the silver screen. To catch up on your winter reading before the Awards, check out these titles: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman: Best Art Direction & Costume The Reader by