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Is Norway Paradise for Publishers?

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Norway’s oil wealth and commitment to education offers unparalleled opportunities for publishers and writers alike, argues The New Republic.

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Don’t Ask The Librarian at the NYPL: Use Bookish Recommends!

The New York Public Library has teamed with Zola Books for Bookish Recommends

The New York Public Library has launched a new online book recommendation engine powered by Bookish Recommends from New York digital startup Zola Books.

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Activists, Soldiers Move to Protect Libraries in Ukraine

Soldiers protecting the National Library in the Ukraine during protests earlier this month.

Amid violent political protests and the threat of occupation by Russian troops, Ukrainians are moving to protect their most precious literary treasures.

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TV and Film Boost Sales of Library of America Classics

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The Library of America reports the movie remake of ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ tripled sales of the LOA’s James Thurber, among other examples.

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Lemony Snicket Funds “Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity Prize”

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket

At this year’s annual meeting, the American Library Association (ALA) will confer the first annual Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity.

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Tennessee Public Library to Publish Books with IngramSpark

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A public library in Franklin, Tennessee has launched its own publishing imprint, Academy Park Press, using the IngramSpark platform for distribution and print-on-demand.

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SURVEY: Is a Library Without Print Books a Library at All?

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Is an all-digital library just the 21st-century update of the traditional library? Or a free database and e-book service with better branding?

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A Visit to BiblioTech: The 21st Century All-Digital Library

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Ed Nawotka visits BiblioTech, the new all-ebook library in San Antonio, Texas, which is opening new opportunities for the low-literacy community.

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Norway to Digitize Entire National Library

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The National Library of Norway is planning to digitize all the books (in Norwegian at least) by the mid 2020s.

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Is It Safe to Read a Borrowed Copy of “Fifty Shades of Grey”?

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Talk about a dirty book: herpes was found on a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey at the Antwerp Library; meanwhile, all of the top ten borrowed books had traces of cocaine.

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