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Oprah's Book Imprint to Publish Alicia Keys' Autobiography (2019-04-10): Alicia Keys has written an autobiography and it will be published by Oprah's new book imprint.

Anne Frank's Hidden Diary Pages Revealed (2018-05-16): New technology has helped revealed diary pages Anne Frank had covered up with gummed paper. The page contained dirty jokes and sex education information.

Henry Holt Rushes Fire and Fury Into Bookstores After Trump Legal Threat (2018-01-04): Henry Holt is expediting publication of Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff after Trump's cease and desist legal threat.

Frederick Douglass Statue Unveiled at Hillsdale College (2017-05-29): Hillsdale College has unveiled a statue of Frederick Douglass. The statue is the eighth figure on the College's Liberty Walk.

President Obama Will Have First All Digital Presidential Library in Chicago (2017-05-08): Former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama unveiled plans for the presidential library in Chicago. The high tech civic center will be all digital.

Dying Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal Writes Essay: 'You May Want to Marry My Husband' (2017-03-03): Bestselling children's author Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote a heartbreaking essay for The New York Times entitled You May Want to Marry My Husband.

Literary Agents Put Out an Open Call for Submissions From Muslim Writers (2017-02-01): A group of 60 literary agents has put out a call for submissions from Muslim writers. The call spans all genres.

Trump Nominee Monica Crowley Felled by Plagiarism Scandal (2017-01-17): Trump nominee Monica Crowley has withdrawn from consideration for NSC post after major plagiarism scandal.

Donald Trump Boots Biographer Off Golf Course (2017-01-01): President Elect Donald Trump kicked one of his biographers off his golf course in Jupiter, Floria Friday. The biography was quite unflattering to the PEOTUS.

The UAE Passes a Law Making Books and Reading a Priority for the Country (2016-11-07): The UAE has passed a visionary new law that promotes reading, books and literacy. Sheikh Mohammed wants to make the UAE a center of learning and cultural exchange.

Philip Roth to Donate His Book Collection to the Newark Public Library (2016-10-27): Philip Roth will donate his 4000 volume book collection to the Newark Public Library. Architect Henry Myerberg will design the room for the collection.

Nine Dots Prize Launches With $100,000 Prize for Unfinished Book (2016-10-21): The new Nine Dots Prize is sponsored by Cambridge University Press and offers a $100,000 prize to the winner.

Finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards Announced (2016-10-10): Finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards were announced. Colson Whitehead and Jacqueline Woodson lead the fiction category.

Donald Trump in Twitter War with The Art of the Deal Ghostwriter (2016-09-10): Donald Trump is engaged in a Twitter war with his former ghostwriter, Tony Schwartz.

Donald Trump's Ghostwriter Says a President Trump Will Lead to the End of Civilization (2016-07-18): Donald Trump's ghostwriter gives a blistering critique of the presidential candidate. And he says it's his fault Trump is such as success.

Dan Brown Pays to Digitize Rare Mystical Texts at Ritman Library (2016-06-23): Dan Brown has donated $340,000 to help the Ritman Library in Amsterdam digitize its core texts on mysticism, Hermetica and Kabbala. The texts will be available online.

Apple Distributes Settlement Money to Ebook Customers (2016-06-21): Ebook customers will see a credit in their Amazon, BN, Apple or Kobo accounts today. The credit is Apple's portion of the settlement in the ebook price fixing case.

Paul Beatty Wins 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (2016-03-20): Paul Beatty won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his novel The Sellout, a tragicomic look at race relations in America today.

Newly Discovered H.P. Lovecraft Manuscript About Superstition to be Sold At Auction (2016-03-18): A newly discovered manuscript about the causes of superstition will be auctioned off in Chicago. H.P. Lovecraft ghost wrote the manuscript for Harry Houdini.

President Obama Nominates Dr. Carla D. Hayden to be Librarian of Congress (2016-02-25): President Obama has nominated Dr. Carla Hayden to be the next Librarian of Congress. She must be confirmed by the Senate.