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Rare Spider-Man comic 'Amazing Fantasy' sells at auction for US$454,100
A Dallas-based auction house says a rare copy of a comic book featuring the first appearance of Spider-Man has sold for US$454,100.
 
Personal effects and rare drafts on view at Eileen Chang exhibit
A selection of rare manuscripts and personal effects of celebrated Chinese author Eileen Chang (張愛玲) is on display at an exhibition in Taipei until Sunday. Visitors can tour parts of the writer's home in Shanghai, recreated in the Taipei World Trade Center by Golden Horse-nominated artist Miss Charlie.
 
What if picture books could come to life and we could interact with our favorite characters in a 3D space, or watch as the leaves fall from the trees in the fantasy worlds created by our favorite authors?
 
Debut Spider-Man comic headed to auction
Walter Yakoboski scraped together nearly every penny he made as a cook in 1979 to begin buying a small collection of rare comic books for US$10,000, hoping his boyhood passion could one day pay off as an investment.
 
Some Dominicans don't want Vagas Llosa to get literary prize
Plans in the Dominican Republic to award a literary prize to Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa have angered some people, including a member of the president's Cabinet.
 
The Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Robert Hass will be among the authors attending the 2016 Taipei International Book Exhibition, which is scheduled to kick off Feb. 16.
 
Before book buyers get to read Julia Claiborne Johnson's debut novel, "Be Frank With Me," they'll have a chance to hear it.
 
Peter Rabbit is back, in a previously unpublished story by children's author Beatrix Potter.
 
JK Rowling to receive PEN award for literary service
J.K. Rowling's latest honor isn't only for her writing.
 
Recent controversies spark discussion about slavery children books
When children's author-illustrator Don Tate works on a book about slavery, he keeps in mind that a smile must be more than just a smile.
 
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