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Quillblog recently stumbled across a New York Times slide show of book advertisements from their so-called "Golden Age," 1962-1973. Why those dates? The books - and the ads for them - were terrific: fresh, pushy, ... Read More »

August 5, 2008 | Filed under: Book culture

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Today, Guardian blogger Nicholas Clee muses on the implications of selling the Harry Potter series at bargain basement prices. This is in light of British supermarket chain Asda's decision to sell Harry Potter and the ... Read More »

July 22, 2008 | Filed under: Industry news

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John Meier wants to own every English-language first edition book that has ever won the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction. (You may remember him from a Quillblog post back in November.) Today, Meier, 51, ... Read More »

July 15, 2008 | Filed under: Book news

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Nicholas Jones is an artist and "book sculptor" working in Melbourne, Australia. According to the personal testimonial on his website, Jones claims his art is an extension of the book's life cycle, from wood pulp ... Read More »

July 8, 2008 | Filed under: Book news, Libraries

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The second annual London Literature Festival is in full swing this week, and to celebrate, the Guardian created an online quiz to test readers knowledge of literary London. Guardian calls it "a stroll through the ... Read More »

July 8, 2008 | Filed under: Authors, Events

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Open Book Toronto recently published a virtual tête-à-tête between two literary agents, Sam Hiyate, president of The Rights Factory, and Hilary McMahon, vice-president at Westwood Creative Artists. The article, "Artful Agenting," is an e-mail discussion ... Read More »

June 24, 2008 | Filed under: Authors

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Clicking through The New York Times online this morning, Quillblog happened upon this article about a "surprise best seller," The Shack. The novel, written by William P. Young, is a mosaic story of one man's ... Read More »

June 24, 2008 | Filed under: Book news, Opinion

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Raj Persaud, Britain's celebrity psychiatrist and media darling, is on trial for what the Guardian is calling "blatant cribs" in his 2003 book From the Edge of the Couch. Persaud is accused of passing off ... Read More »

June 18, 2008 | Filed under: Book news