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News & Notes – 12/07/2019

News & Notes – 12/07/2019

Bookish News ‘We Wanted Our Patrons Back’ — Public Libraries Scrap Late Fines To Alleviate Inequity (NPR) Worth Reading/Viewing Sister act: how Little Women has come of age on the big screen (Aida Edemariam, The Guardian) TV and Movie News Beverly Jenkins Is Trailblazing Her Way onto Television (Book Riot)… Read more »

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News & Notes – 11/02/2019

News & Notes – 11/02/2019

Worth Reading/Viewing The Evolution of the English Village Mystery, After the Golden Age (Deborah Crombie, CrimeReads) “Libraries are Not the Enemy:” A Guest Post from Wendy the SuperLibrarian on the Macmillan eBook Embargo (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blog) The hunt for Shakespeare’s library: ‘I couldn’t stop looking if I wanted… Read more »

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News & Notes – 8/04/2018

News & Notes – 8/04/2018

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News Amazon Pulls Some Nazi-Themed, Offensive Items After Criticism, But Many Remain (NPR) This disturbs me on two counts. On the one hand, by… Read more »

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News & Notes – 4/14/2018

News & Notes – 4/14/2018

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News Foyles’ flagship building ‘sold for £45m’ (The Bookseller) The iconic flagship bookstore, located at 107 Charing Cross Road (where it moved in 2014,… Read more »

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News & Notes – 2/17/2018

News & Notes – 2/17/2018

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News Trump Renews Bid to Eliminate Library Funding, NEA, and NEH (Publishers Weekly) The budget put forward by the White House this week calls for large… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/16/2017

News & Notes – 9/16/2017

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News U.S. House of Representatives votes to save library funding, NEA, and NEH after Trump budget proposal slashed or eliminated their budgets. (Publishers Weekly)… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/09/2017

News & Notes – 9/09/2017

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News Texas Libraries Hit Hard by Hurricane Harvey (Library Journal) And Florida libraries are likely to be hit hard by Irma. A shooting at… Read more »

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News & Notes – 8/12/17

News & Notes – 8/12/17

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News New TSA rules affect Kindle, iPad, and other ereaders. (TSA via Bookwyrms Hoard) Politics & Prose will open third location in Southwest DC (Publishers Weekly)… Read more »

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Support Your Local Library (reprise)

Support Your Local Library (reprise)

  I posted about this back in 2010, but the message is again relevant, so I’ve adapted and revised that post for today. Although the US economy has improved since I wrote the original post, President Trump’s budget proposal eliminates all federal funding for libraries. Improving economic conditions generally have not translated… Read more »

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