Here is the top literary news of the week:
- Amazon Buys Publishing Business of Tata-owned Westland
- TONI MORRISON ON REALITY TV, BLACK LIVES MATTER, AND MEETING JEFF BEZOS
- Dan Mooney Wins Luke Bitmead Bursary Award 2016
- U. of Minnesota’s Open Textbook Network Reports Student Savings of $1.5 Million From Open Textbooks
- How Investing in the Right Author Assistant Can Help Sell More Books
- How to get your boy reading
- 17 BOOK-INSPIRED PUMPKINS
- Time to Vote! Announcing the Nominees of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards
- Sweek Launches on All Platforms
- 119 Years Ago Today: The Library of Congress Building Opens & a New LC Homepage Now Live
- Tuck Everlasting author Natalie Babbitt dead at 84
- Debut The Chimes wins World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
- Spaces: Flying Books brings an eclectic list of titles to unexpected places
- 19 ESCAPIST READS FOR WHEN YOU JUST CAN’T.
- Scribd adds premium magazine articles to its subscription service
- Amazon Launches Rapids, a Chat-Style Kids’ Reading App
- Are You My Mother? On Maternal Abandonment in Literature
- Thomas De Quincey and the Making of a Murderer
- State budget cuts force Library of Virginia to slash reading rooms days
- Digital sales down 19%, but print strong for trade publishers in first half
- OverDrive to Donate Popular Ebooks to 1,000 Elementary Schools
- The secret languages of Britain
- A LITERARY LOOK AT THE LAST TIME THE CUBS WON THE WORLD SERIES
- ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Begins Filming, Now Also With Zach Galifianakis, André Holland, and Michael Peña
- IMLS Releases “Report on Condition of State Library Administrative Agencies”
- Rolling Stone Magazine Found Liable in UVA Defamation Lawsuit
- Controversial Trial of Moscow's Ukrainian Library Director Begins
- New Digital Collection Unveils the Other Stories of ‘Anne of Green Gables’ Creator
- Seeing in colour
- ISAAC MIZRAHI ON A LOVE OF OLD THINGS, AND SURVIVING THE NIGHTMARE OF THE PRESENT
- Report from the first Bridge Book Festival: Books are incredible; access to books is more incredible
- Library and Archives Canada Releases 600 Digitized Documents From Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
- Fall Regional Bookseller Shows Full of Energy
- These Celebrities' Favorite Books Might Just Be Your New Picks
- National Libraries Demo: authors and campaigners will 'fight tooth and nail'
- Scotiabank Giller Prize authors answer questions from past finalists
- ‘I MIGHT AS WELL BE ON PLUTO.’ AN AMERICAN BOOKSELLER IN FRANKFURT
- New Law in the UAE Mandates Employee Reading Time
- City librarian worries about 'unintended consequences' of SEEC decision
- Kentucky Has a New State Librarian
- English-Yiddish Dictionary Breathes New Life Into a Historic Language
- LITERARY TOURISM: BOOKISH WANDERINGS IN GLASGOW
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