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  • Amazon workers in Germany strike during busy holiday season

    Amazon workers in Germany went on strike Monday, protesting the working conditions at the online retailer's shipping centers. The workers' union, Ver.di, also sent a delegation to the company's Seattle offices. "The Amazon system is characterized by low...
  • Happy birthday, Jane Austen!

    Jane Austen was born on this day in 1775. Happy 238th birthday, Jane Austen! Austen, of course, was the author of novels that have endured and delighted for centuries. Her biggest hits are "Pride and Prejudice," "Emma" and "Sense and Sensibility" --...
  • Hey everybody, let's 'shelfie!'

    Hey everybody, let's 'shelfie!'
    The word “shelfie” finished far behind “selfie” and other neologisms recently when the Oxford Dictionaries announced their nominees, and the winner, of the Word of the Year for 2013. Like the selfie (which had a recent moment...
  • Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016

    Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016
    LONDON -- Paper or plastic? No, not what kind of bag do you want your purchases in; it's what kind of money you’ll use to pay for them, at least in Britain. The Bank of England announced Wednesday that, beginning in 2016, it will start issuing...
  • New York book clubs, catching up to L.A., discover bars

    New York book clubs, catching up to L.A., discover bars
    Book clubs can meet up in public places that serve alcohol, New Yorkers discover. Who knew? Well, plenty of people, particularly those who attend book clubs in bars in L.A. On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported on four book clubs in New York and...
  • Helen Fielding Q&A: Bridget Jones is back, without Mark Darcy!

    Helen Fielding Q&A: Bridget Jones is back, without Mark Darcy!
    It's been 17 years since "Bridget Jones's Diary" first hit the scene, turning freelance journalist Helen Fielding into a best-selling author and screenwriter. Her latest installment, "Mad About the Boy," follows Bridget, now 51, as she copes with the loss...
  • Elizabeth Gilbert visits the 19th century in 'The Signature of All Things'

    Elizabeth Gilbert visits the 19th century in 'The Signature of All Things'
    With a charming, flawed heroine straight out of Jane Austen, a Dickensian rags-to-riches story and thwarted romances that hark back to the Brontës, Elizabeth Gilbert has taken cues from the greatest 19th century writers for her big 19th century-style...
  • Baltimore Book Festival runs this weekend in Mount Vernon

    Baltimore Book Festival runs this weekend in Mount Vernon
    Kathy Hornig finally had a chance to check out Washington's National Book Festival. And she came away with a renewed appreciation for the admittedly smaller, quirkier offering put on by The City That Reads. As the director of festivals for the Baltimore...
  • Vast majority of 'collectibles' fail to retain value

    Q: Any ideas on how to sell a collection of Boyds Bears? These are both stuffed and ceramic. Some have original tags. A: Created in 1984, the line of plush bears (named for a town in Maryland where the makers lived) fits into the category of...
  • 'The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P' chronicles the life of a serial dater

    'The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P' chronicles the life of a serial dater
    With courage and determination and more than a little bit of moxie, Adelle Waldman set out to crack the code. For her debut novel, a modern-day comedy of manners called "The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P," the Baltimore-raised author decided to explore...
  • Jane Austen featured on British currency

    Jane Austen featured on British currency
    LONDON (AP) - Jane Austen will become the new face on England's 10-pound notes - a sign that there is plenty of pride and little prejudice against women on the country's currency.     The Bank of England chose the chronicler of 18th century English...