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A new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project looks at the future of libraries.
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The President Barack Obama administration went on record four years ago supporting a proposed international treaty to make books more accessible to the blind across the globe. Fast forward to today.
The Seattle Public Library launched the 2013 Summer Reading Program by setting a new world record for the longest book domino chain! The books used to make t...
PW gets to play with Google's wearable computing device.
As a 13-year-old New Yorker beat the competition to win a prestigious American spelling bee, a British academic has been upsetting traditionalists by asking whether spelling really matters.
The concept of a library is going to be re-invented in Texas with the launch of a public library with digital rather than printed books.
Nina Martyris: From the well-thumbed – Danielle Steele – to the untouched classics, pictures posted by US journalists show the reading matter permitted in the world's most controversial prison
“Artists in the Archives,” at the Greenburgh Public Library, revitalizes the antiquated card catalogs by filling them with art.
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages
Join us as we learn about the history of water and climate on Mars. Could Mars have had life?
The World’s Strongest Librarian will be published by Gotham Books on May 2, 2013. Here’s the book tour schedule. Below you’ll find buy links, the book trailer, and advance praise.
Offers support to authors and illustrators, annual awards, and events. Includes calendar of events, tips on getting published, and a quarterly journal.
After just a couple of years as chief executive of Powell's Books, Emily Powell wistep down and focus on the Portland company's long-term strategy in a quickly changing market.
What happens when a dream you've held since childhood ... doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to e...
They were mouldy, unread and long out of date. So why did I feel bad about burning my Britannicas?
Country music legend Dolly Parton has delivered nearly 50 million free books to children's homes.
What the Kindle’s most-highlighted passages tell us about the soul of the American reader.
A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first book in J.K.
The Australian airline plans to customize works by Australian authors to fit the length of the flight.
The Postal Service once had 55 centers where workers tried to decipher addresses rejected by scanning machines. In September, one of two remaining centers will close.
Harper Lee, the 87-year-old author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” sued her literary agent, claiming he took advantage of her age and infirmity to deprive her of royalties from the novel.
Departing OED editor John Simpson reflects on his career investigating the origins of words.
Great website for Natonal Simultaneous Story Time on 22nd May at 11am
World Book Night 2013 will be marked tonight by a free handout of half a million books and hundreds of literary events around the country.