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November 3, 2015
Amazon Gets Into Bricks and Mortar Bookselling
The tech giant that pioneered online bookselling is going old school. After persistent rumors that Amazon was interested in opening a physical store, the company has unveiled Amazon Books, located in an upscale Seattle mall. more »
Jeff Kinney: Diary of a Crazy Year
Jeff Kinney, whose 10th volume in his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series publishes today, is currently on his 15-country tour to promote the new book. As he explained to PW, the release of 'Old School' is a big relief after an extraordinarily busy year. more »
Brooklyn's Greenlight Bookstore to Open Second Location
The six-year-old bookstore in the borough's Fort Greene neighborhood is branching out with a 2,100 sq. ft. location in nearby Prospect Lefferts Gardens. more »

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Penguin Titles Added to PRH's Holiday Shipping Program
This year, the expedited holiday shipping program Random House initiated for indie booksellers in 2011 will feature frontlist and backlist titles published by Penguin. more » »

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Authors on the Air November 3, 2015: Harlow Giles Unger
Harlow Giles Unger, author of 'Henry Clay' (Da Capo Press, $25.99, 978-0-3068-2391-6), will be on the 'Jim Bohannon Show Live' for the full 11 p.m. ET hour on Wednesday, November 4. more » »
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'Old School' by Jeff Kinney
" 'Mom says the problem with society these days is everybody's got their nose in a screen, and nobody takes the time to get to know the people who live around them,' laments Greg Heffley, who reluctantly kicks it old school in this 10th installment of the über-popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series." more » »
THE ROUNDUP
J.K. Rowling Writing Children's Novel: The author of the Harry Potter series confirmed that she is working on another children's book, under her own name.
Google Abandons Storefront Plans: After spending a reported $6 million to renovate a space in New York City for its first stand-alone retail location, Google will not open the store.
Carrie Brownstein Talks New Memoir: The author of 'Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl' described her new memoir as "a love letter to music and collaboration."
Gloria Steinem Lists Feminist Books: The author of 'My Life On The Road' shared her six top picks for the best books on feminism in a recent interview.
Big Win for French Booksellers: The survival of France’s independent bookstores is mostly due to a law that allows publishers to set a fixed price for books, in stores and online.
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Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List
'The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper!' by Ree Drummond is the #1 title on PW's adult hardcover nonfiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
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Follett Integrates with OverDrive, Mackin
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Scholastic Director Moves to Amazon
Katrina Lane resigned from the Scholastic board of directors after she accepted a job with Amazon in a 'senior management position.' »
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PICTURE OF THE DAY
Indiana Binges on Tyler Oakley
A social rights advocate and prominent LGBTQ+ voice on YouTube, Tyler Oakley recently made an appearance at the Indiana University Bookstore in Bloomington, Indiana, to promote his new book 'Binge' (Gallery Books). Over 500 fans waited in line to meet Oakley and have their books signed by the social media star. Oakley is pictured here with the IU Bookstore staff.




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