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  • John Green books come under parental fire again

    John Green books come under parental fire again
    First it was Florida, then Wisconsin. John Green's books -- though not "The Fault in Our Stars," which became the summer movie -- have come under fire from parents. In Pasco County, Fla., Green's young adult novel "Paper Towns" was removed from an...
  • Bolingbrook couple buys used bookstore

    Bolingbrook couple buys used bookstore
    Paul Garrison had wanted to buy the Frugal Muse used bookstore on Lemont Road in Darien for the past few years. Finally, the Bolingbrook resident got a call from the owner of the chain of stores, which includes locations in Wisconsin, asking if Garrison...
  • 102-year-old literary scholar, Pynchon's prof, honored at White House

    102-year-old literary scholar, Pynchon's prof, honored at White House
    At 102 years old, literary scholar M.H. Abrams was awarded the National Humanities Medal on Monday at the White House by President Obama. Abrams is an emeritus professor at Cornell; in the 1950s, his students included Harold Bloom and Thomas Pynchon....
  • Haruki Murakami's upcoming novel excerpted at Slate

    Haruki Murakami's upcoming novel excerpted at Slate
    There is more than a fortnight to wait for Haruki Murakami's new novel, "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage," but today fans can get a taste at Slate. A review of the book that had been posted by The Guardian early Monday has been...
  • Amazon: Relentless.com

    Amazon: Relentless.com
    High-tech creation myths are expected to start with a garage. Amazon, impatient with ordinary from the outset, began with a road trip. In the summer of 1994 Jeff Bezos quit his job on Wall Street, flew to Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife MacKenzie and...
  • 'A young adult novel is a regular novel that people actually read'

    "As far as I can tell," Stephen Colbert said to John Green on Monday night, "a young adult novel is a regular novel that people actually read." Green laughed. He is, of course, the author of five young adult novels, the most recent being "The Fault in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 'Nature's God' explores 'heretical origins' of religion in U.S.

    'Nature's God' explores 'heretical origins' of religion in U.S.
    Matthew Stewart wants to make one thing perfectly clear: The United States was not founded as a Christian nation. The principles that inspired the American Revolution, he argues in "Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic," belong...