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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Photo Mania: Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2018

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March Bookstore Sales Increased 3.5%

Bookstore sales rose 3.5% in March over the same month in 2017, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales for the month were $734 million,...

What the Gaza Protests Portend

Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesA Palestinian woman on the Gaza side of the fence on a day of bloody protests at the buffer zone with Israel, May 14, 2018 The battle...

BookExpo 2018: Reed Primes a ‘Reimagined’ BookExpo

For the second time in two years, Reed Exhibitions is making significant changes to BookExpo. To give more focus to the 2017 event, Reed shortened the number of days...

Obituary: Ann Durell

Esteemed children’s book editor and publisher Ann Durell died at her home in Manhattan on May 6. She was 87.Durell was born September 30, 1930 in Belleplain, N.J., a...

Serial Reading (shelftalker)

A frequent question I get from customers at the bookstore is whether a particular book series needs to be read in order. Depending on the series in question, I’ll...

A Thing for Men in Uniforms

Paul Wolff/Imagno/Getty ImagesA gymnastic display at the Mussolini Forum in Rome, Italy, 1934 It was just over a week after a coalition of populist and right-wing parties won a majority...

“The Long Black Line”

Brother Reilly had had a fit. The word went around during laborandum, the afternoon work period.“It happened once before,” Brother Quirk said, “when he was in his first year.”“It...

“Marina”

By Cynthia Zarin

“Bear”

Audio: Read by the author. Twenty, on a Paris backstreet I took in a bearbrought out to entertain our gathering crowd.I shit you not, I say in my language of...

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