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Sales, Losses Inch Up At Books-a-Million

Net loss rose slightly to $7.1 million

UK Bookshops Tackle Black Friday With 'Civilised Saturday'

Over 100 bookshops across the country have tried to quell the mania of Black Friday by offering a more peaceful alternative

Cuts At Penguin Random House Australia And New Zealand

Restructure will lead to cuts of 15 roles in Australia

Irish Book Awards 2015 Winning Authors

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year

Londoner's Diary: WHSmith Has No Place In Poet's Corner

Rhymes found in the greeting cards don't count

Tintin Expert Becomes First Uk Professor Of Comics

First professor appointed to work solely in this field

Guardian First Book Award 2015 Goes To Poet Andrew McMillan

McMillan becomes the first poet to win the £10,000 prize

Spending Review: Arts Council Protected Despite DCMS Cuts

Budget to be cut by far less than some feared

World Book Night Criticised For All-White 2016 Giveaway List

Fifteen-strong roster called 'a sadly wasted opportunity to be truly diverse'

Shortlists Announced For The Australian Prime Minister's Literary Awards

Awards will be presented in early December

Amazon Resets Account Passwords Feared Compromised

Book baron keeps mum about reason for emergency emails

Parallel Import Change Threat To Aussie Books

Government set to rescind existing parallel importation restrictions

New York Amazon Adverts For Nazi-Themed TV Show Should Come Down Says Mayor Bill De Blasio

Advertisements for The Man in the High Castle are 'irresponsible and offensive'

Augustpriset Winner

Leading Swedish literary prize won by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Bertelsmann Seeks Partner To Buy Penguin Random House

€2-billion sale of stake in Penguin viewed as logical step for Pearson

City Of London Exposé Hits Bestseller Payday In Holland

Joris Luyendijk's book of interviews with financial insiders, Swimming With Sharks, lands major prize and sells 300,000 copies

Murakami Wins Hans Christian Andersen Prize

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami wins Denmark's top literary award, the Hans Christian Andersen Prize

16 Charming Bookshops In The UK Everyone Must Visit

Go book yourself

Expected Autumn Statement cuts to front-line libraries branded 'false economy'

Long term economic future of the country was at risk in the name of short-term deficit reduction

World Book Night Titles Announced

Big-name authors

Secrets Of Medieval Europe's Large-scale Publishing Industry Revealed

Continent's craftsmen discovered a way of transforming animal skins into wafer-thin sheets for use in era's finest books

Brewery Starts Literary Mag

for those who 'like to think and drink'

Kenneth Branagh To Play Hercule Poirot In Orient Express Film

Sir Kenneth Branagh is to play Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot in a new film version of Murder on the Orient Express

DoJ Gets Extension in Apple Case

It's going to take a little longer before we know whether the Supreme Court will hear Apple's bid to overturn the verdict in its e-book price-fixing case

Orkney Library And Pan Macmillan Launch The Hurricane Book Club

As part of Book Week Scotland, the Hurricane Book Club launches on Wednesday

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