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The literary world recently lost a significant force whose experimentation with form prompted critics to call him "one of the most influential and innovative writers of the last 20… continue reading Writer David Foster Wallace, 46, dies

By written by Shannon G    September 15, 2008    4

J.K. Rowling , the author behind the wildly successful Harry Potter series, recently won a lawsuit that had been brought against RDR Books , a publisher based in Michigan. The win halted the… continue reading Rowling wins suit against Harry Potter Lexicon publisher

By written by Shannon G    September 11, 2008    3

Looking to get to know a different side of newly elected Democractic Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden? Learn more about Biden, who has served as a United States senator since 1973, by… continue reading Getting to know Sen. Biden

By written by Shannon G    September 8, 2008    17

Fans of Shelfari , a social networking site for booklovers, may be interested in the recent announcement that it is being acquired by . While terms of the deal were not revealed, the… continue reading Acquires Shelfari

By written by Shannon G    August 28, 2008    14

Ever wonder who owns the rights to works of deceased authors? In a recent case, a federal appeals court overturned a 2006 ruling that had awarded John Steinbeck’s son and granddaughter the… continue reading Judge Overturns Ruling on Rights to Steinbeck's Titles

By written by Shannon G    August 27, 2008    18

The New York Times recently published an article examining teens and the difference, if any, between reading printed books and online content. As writer Motoko Rich states, some point a finger of… continue reading Reading: Online vs. Print

By written by Shannon G    August 25, 2008    18

The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to welcome Siobhan A. Reardon as the new President and Director. She is the first woman to serve as President in the position’s 114-year history.… continue reading Free Library Welcomes New President

By written by Shannon G    August 20, 2008    15

Here in the Communications and Development department, we’ve got Yo-Yo Ma, Oprah, Rosie O’Donnell, and Denzel Washington hanging out. Okay, fine, not literally - they’re on our… continue reading READ On

By written by Shannon G    August 19, 2008    2

Bibliophiles can breathe a sigh of relief—it doesn’t look like good ol’ fashioned bound books are going anywhere just yet. A recent study by conducted by Scholastic and TSC… continue reading New Study Shows Books are Still Close to Kids’ Hearts

By written by Shannon G    August 13, 2008    34