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October 31, 2011

On Book Reviews 0

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Kyle Minor (In the Devil’s Territory) has written a delightful list of “Five Hazards of the Book Review Biz” for HTMLGiant.

October 31, 2011

Welles and Wells 0

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Orson Welles and H.G. Wells talk to one another, and now you can listen thanks to the magic of YouTube. (via)

October 31, 2011

A Love of Books: An Independent Bookseller is Born 8

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“All along I said I wanted a community-focused bookstore, and that has really come to fruition so much sooner than I’d expected. I think the bonds with the community are going to just get stronger the longer we’re here.”

October 30, 2011

American Boy 0

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American Girl books/doll cult opens membership to boys.

October 30, 2011

Greatest Geek Books 0

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These are the nine greatest geek books of all time, according to Wired readers.

October 30, 2011

Detroit Students Wait for Books 0

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Seven weeks into the academic year, schoolwork is well under way at Detroit Public Schools. But many students—potentially thousands—are still waiting to receive textbooks.

October 29, 2011

100 Days that Changed Canada 0

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Denise Donlon writes on the day MuchMusic rocked the tube. Peter Mansbridge details when baseball player Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. And Conrad Black outlines a train trip by Canada’s first prime minister. Those are but a few of the essays by well-known Canadian personalities in the new book 100 Days That Changed Canada […]

October 29, 2011

Patron-Driven Acquisition 0

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Librarians might frown on P.D.A. in the library, that is, Public Displays of Affection by canoodling college couples. But another kind of P.D.A. might bring a different, more welcome sort of disruption to the library: Patron-Driven Acquisition, a model of e-book licensing that aims to relieve library purchasing agents from spending thousands on books nobody […]

October 29, 2011

Tintin the Archeologist 0

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Tintin’s official profession may be that of a reporter, but he is just as much an explorer and archaeologist, dashing around the world to chase down ancient artifacts in addition to nefarious villains and a good story. “Tintinologist” Jean-Marc Lofficier lists his favorite archaeology-themed Tintin adventures.

October 29, 2011

Whiting Winners 0

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Lots of excellence on the list of 2011 Whiting Award winners: Teddy Wayne, Daniel Orozco, Ryan Call, and more. If I were you, I’d celebrate the weekend by reading Orozco’s “Orientation.”