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  • 'West of the Revolution' charts the 1776 American frontier

    'West of the Revolution' charts the 1776 American frontier
    As America's founders gathered in Philadelphia in 1776, two Franciscans named Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Francisco Silvestre Velez de Escalante began a journey west from Santa Fe, N.M., hoping to find a way to the Pacific Coast. Negotiating with...
  • Book drive for unaccompanied immigrant children kicks off July 10

    Book drive for unaccompanied immigrant children kicks off July 10
    A New York bookstore is launching a book drive for unaccompanied immigrant children on July 10. The shop, La Casa Azul Bookstore, asks that the books be new or gently used, for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade, culturally appropriate and in Spanish....
  • Moravian Book Shop best-sellers: Books about Pennsylvania

    EASTON IN DAYS PAST By Marie J. Summa and Frank D. Summa (Minuteman Press $19.99) A picture of an 1887 parade celebration adorns the cover of the book, and that is just the prelude to an array of over 200 vintage images depicting the businesses, people,...
  • Geoff Nicholson maps out the edges in fiction 'City Under the Skin'

    Geoff Nicholson maps out the edges in fiction 'City Under the Skin'
    In his new novel "The City Under the Skin" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 272 pp., $26), Geoff Nicholson plumbs the depths of an unnamed city after young women begin turning up with crude maps tattooed on their backs. His characters, including a hapless...
  • Hachette buys Perseus as Amazon dispute bites J.K. Rowling

    Hachette, one of the "big five" companies in publishing, announced Tuesday that it will acquire the sixth-largest publisher, Perseus Books Group. Industry observers suggest the consolidation will bolster Hachette's position in its ongoing dispute with...
  • Barnes & Noble cuts Nook loose

    Barnes & Noble cuts Nook loose
    Barnes & Noble will cut its Nook loose, separating the floundering e-reader and struggling e-book business from its comparatively healthy brick-and-mortar stores. The pending split, a long time coming, is now officially in the works. Barnes & Noble...
  • In Megan Abbott's 'The Fever,' teen girls' panic is contagious

    In Megan Abbott's 'The Fever,' teen girls' panic is contagious
    Teen girls are treated with a surprising amount of dismissal and contempt, considering how many of us have been them at one time or another. It's widely understood that to compare a grown person to a teenage girl is an insult with specific connotations of...
  • In Amazon battle, book culture is the casualty

    In Amazon battle, book culture is the casualty
    About a month ago I quit Amazon cold turkey, and I feel great. I have bought nothing from Amazon since May 16. Not a book, not a DVD, not an MP3. After years of purchasing pop culture from the mega e-retailer at an embarrassing pace — even as I...
  • Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading

    Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading
    She hasn't decided yet. Or if she has, she's not telling. But if Hillary Rodham Clinton does run for president in 2016, her new book "Hard Choices," a chronicle of her four years as secretary of State, leaves no room for doubt about how she might...
  • 'The Quick' taps a tired vampire vein in gothic lit

    'The Quick' taps a tired vampire vein in gothic lit
    Vampires have become so prevalent in fiction and film that it's increasingly difficult to wring any new changes on such a hoary supernatural trope. A few recent writers have successfully risen to the challenge — among them the Swedish novelist...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton storms to the top -- of bestseller lists

    Hillary Rodham Clinton is on top. On top of bestseller lists, that is. "Hard Choices," Clinton's memoir, has sold more than 100,000 copies during its first week on sale, publisher Simon & Schuster told the Associated Press. The book covers her years...