Author Archives: Roger Tagholm

Roger Tagholm is based in London and has been writing about the book industry for more than 20 years. He is the former Deputy Editor of Publishing News and the author of Walking Literary London (New Holland) and Poems NOT on the Underground (Windrush Press).

Oh Captain, My Captain: On Robin Williams and Literature

Dead Poets Society

Roger Tagholm looks back at how Robin Williams brought moments of poetry and literature to life for a generation, instilling them in the popular culture.

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Word of Mouth for Books, Courtesy of Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson, as if you didn't know.

Lee Child suggested on UK TV that for book distribution his publisher could ‘hire Scarlett Johansson to go round and whisper it in your ear.’ What if?

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Why Amazon Was Right to Explain Who George Orwell Is

George Orwell, as if you didn't know already.

Roger Tagholm offers brief defense of that irksome phrase in Amazon’s Reader’s United letter, the part where they refer to ‘the famous author George Orwell.’

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Rome’s Colosseum Hosts Ancient Library Exhibition

'Infinite Library' exhibition entrance (1)

In the place where gladiators once fought, the city of Rome is hosting a summer exhibition of the public and private libraries of the Ancient World.

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In Italy, Feltrinelli’s New RED Store Aims at Young Techies

RED logo

Italian publisher and bookseller Feltrinelli has opened its second RED store, a new concept aimed at attracting younger, tech-savvy customers. We look inside.

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Books Inspire Hot-Topic Dialogue in Searing Sharjah

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The Islamic Book Exhibition serves as a forum for dialogue on some of the hottest topics affecting the Middle East and Islam, all through the medium of books.

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Holy Qu’ran, Ancient and Modern, Celebrated in Sharjah

Islamic arches at the exhibition

The Qu’ran is the star at the Islamic Book Exhibition in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah, where the holy book being celebrated in a myriad of guises.

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Egyptian, Syrian Islamic Publishers Stay Faithful to Market

Farouk Zidan

Egypt, where book sales have fallen by 50%, has given a home to several Syrian Islamic publishers who say the faithful need them as much now as before.

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British Museum’s Wheel of Books Attracts Gawkers

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A new display at the recently refurbished bookshop at the British Museum in London, The Wheel of Books, has become a tourist attraction for literati.

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Literature-themed Benches Decorate London this Summer

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As part of a summer reading promotion 50 ‘book bench’ sculptures have been placed around London in an initiative led by the National Literacy Trust and Wild in Art.

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