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A Photo Tour of Foyles 107, London’s New “Temple of Books”

The gallery

Foyles has opened its new future-facing bookstore at 107 Charing Cross Road and we take a look inside to see what’s new, old and out of this world.

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UK Book Trade Marvels at the New Foyles

Foyles retail operations manager Sion Hamilton

Waterstones MD James Daunt summed it up when he said in reaction to visiting the new Foyles: ‘This is a serious, serious investment in physical bookselling.’

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Children’s Books Ireland Awards: “Hagwitch” Takes Book of the Year

CBI Books of the Year Awards

At its annual awards ceremony, Children’s Books Ireland honored, among numerous others, Mary-Louise Fitzpatrick’s “Hagwitch” as Book of the Year.

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With Books, US Was More Prudish Than Europe, Says Law Historian

William Morrison, left, with James Zirin

James Zirn’s ‘Mother Court,’ a history of legal cases in the the Southern District of New York, recalls a failed attempt to censor Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ in the US.

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Jewish Niche Publishing at its Best

Halban Logo

Tablet Magazine profiles Halban Publishers, which they describe as ‘the best little Jewish publishing house in London.’

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107 Reasons to Love Foyles of Charing Cross Road

Classic neon at Foyles

In appreciation of the reopening of London’s most famous bookshop, Foyles of Charing Cross Road, we look back on its history and into its future 107 ways.

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Lit Fest in London Builds Buzz for Aussie and Kiwi Authors

Haka performer

The inaugural Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts brought 130 authors and performers to London, showcasing the two nations’ talents.

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Why Don’t French Publishers Have a Global Reach?

Agent Pierre Astier

In the Guardian, Pierre Astier and Laure Pecher examine the position of French publishers, noting they remain isolated by hidebound rights practices.

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A Magic Formula? Or How to Sell a German Book in America

Maxim Leo

Maxim Leo’s bestselling memoir ‘Red Love’ won the European Book Prize in 2011, but it took the commitment of a small publisher to bring it to English-speakers.

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Does Literature Need Warning Labels?

Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart is listed among the books students might find "distressing."

The Guardian reports that some students are asking for warnings be included on books that contain potentially disturbing subjects like rape and war.

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