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News & Notes – 10/19/13

News & Notes – 10/19/13

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Books & Ebooks in the News: Elizabeth Catton’s The Luminaries wins the 2013 Man Booker Prize (Liz Thomson, Publishers Weekly)… Read more »

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Worth Reading: Neil Gaiman on “Why our future depends on libraries, reading, and daydreaming”

Worth Reading: Neil Gaiman on “Why our future depends on libraries, reading, and daydreaming”

This.  Omigosh, this.  Read it.  Read the whole thing.   “Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading, and daydreaming”   (The Guardian)  Gaiman brilliantly articulates why we need books, and libraries, and why (and how) we should encourage kids to read. ‘We have an obligation to imagine’ … Neil Gaiman… Read more »

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News & Notes — 6/15/13

News & Notes — 6/15/13

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Books & Ebooks in the News: Illustrated manuscript from Timbuktu Donate to help save priceless Timbuktu library collections.  You may… Read more »

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News & Notes — 2/23/2013

News & Notes — 2/23/2013

Worth Reading: Is Sherlock Holmes still under copyright?  Leslie Klinger, Holmesian scholar and co-editor (with Laurie R. King) of the recent short-story collection, A Study in Sherlock, is suing the Conan Doyle estate.  The estate recently demanded licensing fees be paid for In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, an upcoming… Read more »

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News & Notes – 2/02/2012

News & Notes – 2/02/2012

Happy Groundhog Day!  By D. Gordon E. Robertson (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons Do you suppose he’ll see his shadow this year?  I hope so; we haven’t had much winter around here this year (the last cold snap excepted), and I know the kids would… Read more »

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