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Wattpad acquires the Red Room; Little Free Library arsonist at large; a reading in honor of Edward Snowden; and other news.
First edition of Das Kapital sells for $40,000; Costco pulls book by conservative author; Mary Dougherty named director of University of Massachusetts Press; and other news.
Kensington Publishing expands agreement with Penguin Random House; Book Culture rehires four fired managers; Brazenhead Books to close its doors; and other news.
Booksellers launch drive for immigrant children; Middle Eastern entrepreneur hawks banned books; student discovers lost photograph of Alfred Lord Tennyson; and other news.
Book Culture owners respond to uproar over firings; prolific polyglots; authors get caught up in the drama of the World Cup; and other news.
A Hachette negotiator speaks out; Jennifer Weiner’s take on smiling authors; Gordon Lish at eighty; and other news.
South Carolina governor okays penalty for LGBT literature; Los Angeles seeks new poet laureate; the effects of the Internet on the novel; and other news.
Librarians convene in Las Vegas; Elin Hilderbrand battles breast cancer; Smashwords adds daily sales feature; and other news.
Darren Aronofsky to adapt Margaret Atwood's dystopian trilogy for HBO; e-books to outsell print in the U.K. by 2018; Ohio’s potential poet laureate position; and other news.