Saturday, May 12, 2012
Amazon said Thursday it has signed a deal for the electronic books rights to all seven Harry Potter titles in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish for its Kindle lending library.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Maurice Sendak, the author who introduced millions of children worldwide to mischievous Max and his monsters in “Where The Wild Things Are,” died Tuesday, his publisher said. He was 83.
A rare book almost 270 years old has been found in the vault of the oldest library in the U.S. South, but the library won't be able to keep it for much longer.
Monday, May 7, 2012
April Bloomfield harbors a deep fear that keeps her from joining the ranks of tattooed top chefs. But it's not the needles that bother her.
Newly discovered draft pages of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's “The Little Prince” — that may shed new, political insight on the classic book — have been put on display at a Paris auction house for the first time.
Uggie, canine star of the Oscar-winning film “The Artist,” is to put paw to paper and come out with an autobiography about his dramatic rise from condemned dog to Hollywood darling.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Buoyed by a pair of big-budget superhero films this summer, retailers and publishers are poised to give away more than 3.5 million free comics at events aimed at building communities among longtime fans and at capturing new readers.
Monday, April 30, 2012
A new book captures the quirks and talent of one of New Orleans' most celebrated and eccentric entertainers, as well as his ups and downs and the era that shaped him.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The film scholar who wrote the 1975 cult novel “Ecotopia” that inspired generations of environmentalists and readers yearning for an ecologically sustainable society has died in California. Ernest “Chick” Callenbach was 83.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
“Please Look After Mom,” a novel of family love and loss by award-winning author Kyung-Sook Shin, has sold more than two million copies in her homeland South Korea, the publisher said Tuesday.