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Hillel Italie NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson has a history of helping independent bookstores. The best-selling novelist has donated millions in recent years to booksellers, while also giving millions to schools and libraries and literacy programs. Now, with stores closed or closing nationwide because of the coronavirus outbreak, Patterson has launched a new initiative. …

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Be honest, how many books on that shelf have you actually read cover to cover? BBC News Tom Gerken Does this sight look familiar to you? Photo from Getty Images. Do you have a habit of picking up books that you never quite get around to reading? If this sounds like you, you might be …

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Posted by JJ Wong Why Reading is So Important? Everyone knows that reading is important, but have you ever asked yourself why that is so? In this post, I will list out 8 reasons why reading is important. I hope you can really find out the reason why reading is so important for you, so you can …

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As more countries go into lockdown, bookshops around the world are having to think of creative ways to serve their customers and communities, writes Clare Thorp. In uncertain times, few spaces feel more comforting than a bookshop. And, over the past few years, as the world has felt increasingly tumultuous, indie bookshops – once in …

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Atlas Obscura | Sarah Laskow The oldest reading room at the Bodleian Library, in Oxford. David Iliff/CC-BY-SA 3.0. When you start to think about the oldest books that a library might hold, there are any number of rabbit holes you can fall down. What’s the oldest book in any particular city? What’s the oldest book …

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Via Douglas Public Library 1. Trinity College Library – Ireland Quick Facts: Country: Ireland Founded: 1952 Location: College Street, Dublin 2 Wikipedia article Not only is the Trinity College Library beautiful, but it is also the largest library in Ireland and also the permanent home to the famous Book of Kells – a manuscript created …

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Via Spark Press “You may burn my books and the books of the best minds in Europe, but the ideas those books contain have passed through millions of channels and will go on.”—Helen Keller from her “Open Letter to German Students”  A Short History… The first banned book in America Book burning is a long-held practice …

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https://lithub.com/the-10-most-famous-bookstores-in-the-world/ Famous Bookstores in the World For Dedicated Tourists Who Also Want to Buy Books Shakespeare and Company is often described as the most famous bookstore in the world—but which one is the most famous? There have actually been three versions of what is often described as the most famous bookstore in the world: the …

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