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Read it and weep! Research shows modern day books contain 14% less emotion than books published at the beginning of the 1900s... but are far more paranoid

Read it and weep! Research shows modern day books contain 14% less emotion than books published at the beginning of the 1900s... but are far more paranoid | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Bristol found that the average book published at the start of the 20th century has 14 per cent more emotional content than a novel from the end.
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Banana Republic's Anna Karenina-inspired collection

Banana Republic's Anna Karenina-inspired collection | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
By InStyle.com Last month, Banana Republic announced its first film-themed line, inspired by Keira Knightley's...
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Graphic novels make great summer reading

Graphic novels make great summer reading | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
Try Chester Brown's Louis Riel, Robert Crumb’s The Book of Genesis or Kenk: A Graphic Portrait...
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Web hits delete on magazine's 12-year archive

When avant-garde literary website  3:AM Magazine went down a week ago, staff hoped it would be up and running within the day.
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Book fairs get a new lease of life

Book fairs get a new lease of life | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
Faye Lipson: While secondhand bookshops are struggling, book fairs are thriving. Why should this be?
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Jeffrey Schnapp's Library Test Kitchen course tries out new ideas for libraries | Harvard Magazine Jul-Aug 2012

Jeffrey Schnapp's Library Test Kitchen course tries out new ideas for libraries | Harvard Magazine Jul-Aug 2012 | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
An innovative course yields new products, services, and experiences that model the possible future of libraries.
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Independent bookshops in crisis, as ebook sales rise

Independent bookshops in crisis, as ebook sales rise | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
Closure of independent booksellers such as Dartmouth's Harbour Bookshop and The Travel Bookshop made famous in Notting Hill film, is 'a cause for very real concern', says Booksellers Association...
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Indonesian Publisher Holds Book Burning for Text That Allegedly Defames Islam | The Jakarta Globe

Indonesian Publisher Holds Book Burning for Text That Allegedly Defames Islam | The Jakarta Globe | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
Indonesian publisher Gramedia Pustaka Utama burned hundreds of copies of a book that called the Prophet Muhammad a pirate and a murderer on Wednesday following protests by the hard-line Islamic Defenders Front.
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Peter Greenberg Worldwide – Slideshow: The Best Places for Bookstore Browsing

Peter Greenberg Worldwide – Slideshow: The Best Places for Bookstore Browsing | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
In The Best Places for Everything you'll see all of Peter's favorite bookstores that he's visited around the world. Here's a sneak peek at just a few.
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That Was NOT in the Book!

a website that tracks the differences between a book and its various adaptations

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book patrol: Literary Journeys: A new poster series by Owen Smith for BART

book patrol: Literary Journeys: A new poster series by Owen Smith for BART | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
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Book on 2 lesbians raising children removed from school library shelves in Davis County

KAYSVILLE, Utah - A book about two lesbians who raise children in a "non-traditional household" has been removed from the shelves of elementary school libraries in Davis County after a group of parents complained.
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Poetry pods hatch along the coast

Poetry pods hatch along the coast | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
The Culture Show visits actress Fiona Shaw and director Deborah Warner's unique visual poetry project for the London 2012 Festival.
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What George Orwell, Henry Miller, and John Waters Taught Me About What to Read Next

What George Orwell, Henry Miller, and John Waters Taught Me About What to Read Next | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
Ars longa, vita brevis, said Hippocrates—more or less: time’s a-wastin’. The worst corollary of this aphorism, to my mind, is that we are not going to have time to read everything. In fact, we’re going to be able to...
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25 Awesome DIY Ideas For Bookshelves

25 Awesome DIY Ideas For Bookshelves | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
These easy and clever bookshelves look so much cooler than anything you can buy from a store. Finding creative ways to display books can be just as alluring as any kind of art.
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Fiction books give a boost to the brain, says Stanford professor

Fiction books give a boost to the brain, says Stanford professor | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
Stanford scholar's new theory of fiction reveals how reading literary works is like bringing your brain to the gym.
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Will Your Children Inherit Your E-Books? | KPLU

Will Your Children Inherit Your E-Books? | KPLU | Book Patrol | Scoop.it

In 1898, a man bought a book for his 16-year-old nephew. "Many happy retoins [sic]. Uncle Spud," he wrote on a blank page at the front.

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Nancy Pearl loses some luster

Nancy Pearl loses some luster | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
Local booksellers see little upside for them in author’s Amazon-published Book Lust Rediscoveries series.
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Chinese Google Competitor Alibaba Launches Bookselling Site | Digital Book World

Alibaba, the dominant Chinese search engine, is launching a bookselling site through subsidiary Tmall.com, according to ChinaDaily.com.
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OUP’s ‘bookshop-on-wheels’ returns to Lahore – The Express Tribune

OUP’s ‘bookshop-on-wheels’ returns to Lahore – The Express Tribune | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
Having travel­led throug­h 40 cities in Punjab, team say they are more popula­r in remote areas.
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After Censorship, Tunisian Bookseller Faces Dilemma : NPR

The tables have turned for one bookshop owner in Tunis, who had to operate under censorship during the dictatorship of Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.
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Sartre, Camus and a woman called Wanda - Telegraph

Sartre, Camus and a woman called Wanda - Telegraph | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
Sartre looked like an ogre; Camus was a movie star among philosophers. Their biographer Andy Martin recounts the love triangle that soured their friendship.
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An Ambitious Project to Turn the Literary Canon Into Comics

An Ambitious Project to Turn the Literary Canon Into Comics | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
From Shakespeare to Milton to Nabokov, the world's most enduring books are being tackled by famed graphic novelists in a three-volume set.
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Are Brick and Mortar Bookstores Worth the Higher Price?

Are Brick and Mortar Bookstores Worth the Higher Price? | Book Patrol | Scoop.it
As a book loving (hoarding) person, I was very surprised by a revelation I had this weekend. As much as I love my local library and am truly...
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