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  • Iraq book market comes back to life seven years after bombing

    Iraq book market comes back to life seven years after bombing
    The crowds were so large that we had to approach Mutanabbi Street from the river, coasting across the Tigris in a small wooden motorboat under gray skies. Disembarking on the docks below a statue of the 10th century Iraqi poet Abu Tayeb Mutanabbi, we...
  • Harry Potter celebration returns to Universal

    Harry Potter celebration returns to Universal
    The robed boy-wizard battalion should be in full force at Universal Orlando for the second Celebration of Harry Potter. The event, which runs through Sunday again features appearances by and autograph sessions with "Harry Potter" film stars. Scheduled...
  • Reader of the Week: County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

    Reader of the Week: County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
    Who I am (Cook County Board President) Toni Preckwinkle. I grew up in St. Paul, Minn., and moved to Chicago in 1965 to attend the University of Chicago. I've lived here ever since. One unique thing about me I am compulsive about finishing books...
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood aims to diversify Chicago live lit

    Welcome to the Neighborhood aims to diversify Chicago live lit
    When Paul Dailing and Rachel Hyman met on Twitter in 2013, they bonded over their own local literary projects. Dailing contributes three times a week to his ambitious journalism project, 1,001 Chicago Afternoons, and Hyman curates stories for her citywide...
  • Second Harper Lee novel to be published in July

    Second Harper Lee novel to be published in July
    "To Kill a Mockingbird" will not be Harper Lee's only published book after all. Publisher Harper announced Tuesday that "Go Set a Watchman," a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14....
  • 'Alice' at 50: Q-and-A with Arlo Guthrie

    'Alice' at 50: Q-and-A with Arlo Guthrie
     On Thanksgiving Day 1965, Arlo Guthrie - then just 18 years old - attempted to dispose of some garbage from the home of his friend Alice. He found, to his surprise, that the town dump was closed for the holiday, so he disposed of it in a neighboring...
  • Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!

    Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!
    Today is Toni Morrison's 84th birthday. The Nobel laureate is the author of the novels "Beloved," "Song of Solomon," "Sula" and more than a dozen others. Morrison is a literary and cultural force. When other writers are slowing down, Morrison...
  • Five ways to inspire kids to love reading

    Five ways to inspire kids to love reading
    Let’s face it — reading affects every area of our lives. If kids struggle with reading, it is highly likely they will struggle in other areas of their academic life too. Parents can influence kids to form better reading habits and help them...
  • Bookfest luncheon features best-selling authors

    Bookfest luncheon features best-selling authors
    The Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches will host its 20th Annual Boynton Beach Book Luncheon featuring best-selling authors Pam Jenoff and Alyson Richman at 11 a.m. on Feb. 10, at Indian Springs Country Club, 11501 El Clair Ranch Road in...
  • New Harper Lee book creating buzz in Naperville

    New Harper Lee book creating buzz in Naperville
    Word of Harper Lee's first novel in more than 50 years is buzzing through the Naperville literary community. Just hours after the announcement that "Go Set A Watchman," a sequel to the Pulitzer Prize winning "To Kill a Mockingbird" would be published, a...
  • 'Better Call Saul' takes deep, funny dive into American life as seen from backroom of nail parlor

    'Better Call Saul' takes deep, funny dive into American life as seen from backroom of nail parlor
    He lives and works in the cramped, cinder-block back room of a nail and waxing salon in an Albuquerque, N.M., strip mall. He drives a car so trashed-out, junky-looking and old that it's impossible to determine its make. And he practices law from the...