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Trump Typo Causes 'Unpresidented' to Trend on Twitter

Trump's unpresidented typo trends on Twitter after Trump mistakenly entered it in a tweet about China taking one of our research drones. Read more... December 17, 2016

James Patterson Donates $250,000 to Independent Booksellers

James Patterson announced the names of the 149 independent booksellers who will receive holiday bonuses this year. He is giving out $250,000 total to employees who sell books. Read more... December 15, 2016

Patti Smith Performed A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall as Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

Patti Smith stumbled but recovered during a moving rendition of Bob Dylan's A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall at the Nobel Prize for Literature ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. Read more... December 10, 2016

Author Emma Straub is Opening a Bookstore in Brooklyn

New York Times bestselling author Emma Straub and her husband Michael Fusco-Straub are opening an independent bookstore in Brooklyn. Read more... December 7, 2016

Patti Smith Will Perform in Bob Dylan's Honor at the Nobel Ceremony

Bob Dylan won't attend the Nobel Prize ceremony, but he is sending an acceptance speech. Patti Smith will perform A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall in his honor. Read more... December 6, 2016

Abrams Stops Publishing Bad Little Children's Books After Charges of Racism

Abrams will stop publishing the parody book Bad Little Children's Books after an outcry over the content which critics say is racist. Read more... December 5, 2016

Harper Lee to be Immortalized in New Harper Lee Trail in Monroeville, Alabama

Harper Lee's attorney and a wealthy businessman are raising funds to make Monroeville, Alabama a major tourist attraction dedicated to the author and To Kill a Mockingbird. Read more... December 2, 2016

Hunter S. Thompson's Favorite Marijuana Strains Coming Soon to a Dispensary Near You

Hunter S. Thompson, gonzo journalist, loved his marijuana. Now that it's legal in many states, his widow is marketing his favorite strains. But will the feds put a stop to it? Read more... December 1, 2016

Post-Truth is the 2016 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year

Post-Truth is the 2016 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year Read more... November 21, 2016

Bob Dylan Refuses to Attend Nobel Prize Ceremony

Bob Dylan declines to attend the Nobel Prize ceremony. The Swedish Academy says that's fine, but you have six months to give your Nobel Lecture...or else. Read more... November 16, 2016

The UAE Passes a Law Making Books and Reading a Priority for the Country

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. Read more... November 7, 2016

Philip Roth to Donate His Book Collection to the Newark Public Library

Philip Roth will donate his 4000 volume book collection to the Newark Public Library. Architect Henry Myerberg will design the room for the collection. Read more... October 27, 2016

Paul Beatty is First American Writer to Win Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Paul Beatty just became the first American author to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his satiric novel, The Sellout Read more... October 26, 2016

Swedish Academy Member Calls Bob Dylan Impolite and Arrogant

A commitee member of the Swedish Academy blasted Bob Dylan for being impolite and arrogant for refusing to acknowledge that he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Read more... October 24, 2016

Nine Dots Prize Launches With $100,000 Prize for Unfinished Book

The new Nine Dots Prize is sponsored by Cambridge University Press and offers a $100,000 prize to the winner. Read more... October 21, 2016

Nobel Committee Gives Up On Trying to Contact Bob Dylan

The Nobel Committee has given up on ever speaking with Bob Dylan to tell him he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. They are hopeful he will show up for the award ceremony, though. Read more... October 20, 2016

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

The literary community was shocked today to learn that singer songwriter Bob Dylan just won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The Committee knows the choice was controversial. Read more... October 13, 2016

Vietnam Jails Human Rights Blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh

The Vietnam government has arrested and jailed activist blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh for her story about the worst environmental disaster in the country's history. Read more... October 11, 2016

Finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards Announced

Finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards were announced. Colson Whitehead and Jacqueline Woodson lead the fiction category. Read more... October 10, 2016

Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Edward Albee is Dead at 88

Pulitzer Prize winning American playwright Edward Albee has died at the age of 88. Read more... September 17, 2016

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