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Examining the glorious world of books, words and a love of learning. To me, the word "literary" encompasses the world of the educated. Welcome.
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Longman-History Today Book Prize 2015: The Shortlist | History Today

Longman-History Today Book Prize 2015: The Shortlist | History Today | Literary | Scoop.it
The shortlist for the Longman-History Today Book of the Year 2015 has been confirmed. The award, hosted by History Today and the publisher Longman, is given for an author’s first or second work of history published between October 2013 and September 2014. The winning book will have contributed significantly to making its subject accessible and rewarding to the general reader of history
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THE STRAND MAGAZINE SHERLOCK HOLMES BAKER STREET PLANS RARE! CONAN DOYLE

THE STRAND MAGAZINE SHERLOCK HOLMES BAKER STREET PLANS RARE! CONAN DOYLE | Literary | Scoop.it
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Your top 20 books of 2014 (so far!) - Blog Post

Your top 20 books of 2014 (so far!) - Blog Post | Literary | Scoop.it
It seems like only yesterday that we were sharing our most anticipated books of 2014, and now it's already May! Time to take a look and see which of this year's books have had you guys buzzing. And so we present Your top 20 books of 2014 (so far!), based on the number of pageviews on BookPage.com.  After you've looked through the list, be sure to let us know...
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The public library

The public library | Literary | Scoop.it

'The public library is a singularly American invention'. An excerpt from the new book The Public Library: A Photographic Essay, by David Morris.

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James Scott Bell: The "Write From The Middle" Method - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS

James Scott Bell: The "Write From The Middle" Method - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS | Literary | Scoop.it
Today we’re welcoming bestselling author and brilliant writing coach James Scott Bell to Writers Helping Writers. James has created a unique writing method that solves the “plotter or pantser” dilemma when it comes to structuring a novel, so please read … Continue reading →
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History Made Magic: The Scrapbooks of Harry Houdini Come Alive | Not Even Past

History Made Magic: The Scrapbooks of Harry Houdini Come Alive | Not Even Past | Literary | Scoop.it
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Who Says Libraries Are Going Extinct?

Who Says Libraries Are Going Extinct? | Literary | Scoop.it
With nearly 2.5 billion materials circulated through more than 16,000 public branches, 2013 was one of the strongest years for libraries in the past decade.
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A library classification system that's older than the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress models » MobyLives

A library classification system that's older than the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress models » MobyLives | Literary | Scoop.it
You might be a pro with Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress cataloging systems, but have you heard of the Minneapolis, or Putnam, classification of books? According to the MinnPost, you can still find hints of this older system at the…
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Stieg Larsson publisher Quercus driven to seek buyer

Stieg Larsson publisher Quercus driven to seek buyer | Literary | Scoop.it
Independent which brought the Millennium trilogy to millions of English-language readers puts company up for sale
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Schulz: The 5 Best Punctuation Marks in Literature

Schulz: The 5 Best Punctuation Marks in Literature | Literary | Scoop.it
George Eliot’s em-dash — plus, T.S. Eliot’s ellipses ... (not to mention Vladimir Nabokov’s parentheses).
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Vintage Photos of a Young Virginia Woolf Playing Cricket (Ages 5 & 12)

Vintage Photos of a Young Virginia Woolf Playing Cricket (Ages 5 & 12) | Literary | Scoop.it
Scenes, I note, seldom illustrate my relation with Vanessa; it has been too deep for ‘scenes’. Vanessa and I were both what we call tomboys; that is, we played cricket, scrambled over rocks, climbed trees, were said not to care for clothes and so on.
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The Oldest Bookstore in the World

The Oldest Bookstore in the World | Literary | Scoop.it
While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we're re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several months. Enjo
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: new author signed up for fourth book - Telegraph

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: new author signed up for fourth book - Telegraph | Literary | Scoop.it
Publishers have signed up David Lagercrantz for a new sequel to the late Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy
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P D James: A celebration of a good life

P D James: A celebration of a good life | Literary | Scoop.it
Cristina Odona reflects on her friendship with her dear friend, legendary crime-writer P D James
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Shel Silverstein Narrates an Animated Version of The Giving Tree (1973)

Shel Silverstein Narrates an Animated Version of The Giving Tree (1973) | Literary | Scoop.it
Yesterday we brought you a number of animations showcasing Shel Silverstein’s sillier side in his playful, sing-song poems. Today we revisit the 1973 animated film version of his 1964 book The Giving Tree, narrated by Silverstein himself, who also played the harmonica soundtrack.
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'To Kill a Mockingbird' Is Going Digital After Author Changes Tune

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Is Going Digital After Author Changes Tune | Literary | Scoop.it
"To Kill a Mockingbird" will be available as an e-book in July, more than 50 years after it was first published in print.
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The 10 best contemporary African books

The 10 best contemporary African books | Literary | Scoop.it
From a reinterpreted Heart of Darkness to a barstool in Congo
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Henning Mankell reveals cancer diagnosis - Telegraph

Henning Mankell reveals cancer diagnosis - Telegraph | Literary | Scoop.it
The Wallander author has announced that he will write about his experiences of the disease
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Sherlock Holmes: The Timeless Detective

Sherlock Holmes: The Timeless Detective | Literary | Scoop.it
Sherlock Holmes is timeless. Even though the character first appeared in print over 125 years ago, he is still being reinvented as fiction’s greatest detective in the United States, United Kingdom ...
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See The Original Alice In Wonderland Manuscript, Handwritten & Illustrated By Lewis Carroll (1864)

See The Original Alice In Wonderland Manuscript, Handwritten & Illustrated By Lewis Carroll (1864) | Literary | Scoop.it
The original version of Alice in Wonderland that Carroll presented to Alice Liddell in 1864, is presently housed in the British Library, which has graciously made it freely available online.
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This Animatronic Wall Of Books Moves In Time With Library Visitors

This Animatronic Wall Of Books Moves In Time With Library Visitors | Literary | Scoop.it
One of the great joys offered by an old library is stepping through the doors and being greeted by an overwhelming sense of stillness.
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