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Publishers from China's Jiangxi, Taiwan forge links at book fair
Chinese publishers from Jiangxi Province signed several strategic cooperation pacts with their Taiwanese counterparts at the 2017 Taipei International Book Exhibition Wednesday, the opening day of the annual event that is of major significance to the publication sector in Asia.
 
Vice president opens Taipei book fair, touts influence of books
Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Wednesday noted how books can influence people's lives, citing his own daughter as an example of this.
 
25 years on,  Taiwan in spotlight
Taipei World Trade Center (台北世界貿易中心) Halls 1 and 3 throw open their doors today, presenting the 25th Taipei International Book Exhibition (台北國際書展).
 
Manga fans flock to Taipei
Hailed as a must-see for Taiwanese anime creators and readers, the 2017 Taipei International Comics & Animation Festival (台北國際動漫節) closed in Taipei on Monday, attracting huge crowds of fans. People, many dressed as anime characters, stood in long lines within Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (台北世貿南港展覽館) to visit the various booths.
 
New book details hookers of old New Orleans
"Josie came to this city ... to have a good time and she is going to have it while she lasts," one madam advertised in a 1903 directory of Storyville, then New Orleans' flourishing legal red-light district.
 
From required to desired: Sales keep soaring for '1984'
George Orwell's "1984" has gone from required reading to desired reading.
 
Special agent who once helped capture El Chapo has book deal
A former special agent who once helped capture the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo is working on a book.
 
Gay parts with publisher over deal with far-right pundit
Angered with her publisher for giving a platform to the "blunt, inelegant hate" of far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos, author Roxane Gay has withdrawn a planned book with Simon & Schuster.
 
Minnesota author Kelly Barnhill wins Newbery Medal
Before winning the most prestigious prize in children's literature, Kelly Barnhill took a little detour.
 
Whitehead, Desmond win Library Association awards
Colson Whitehead's latest honor is a thank-you from the country's libraries.
 
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