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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.

Where the Kids Are: ‘Traveling Stories’ Gets Kids Reading, One Book at a Time

With this article, Children’s Bookshelf launches an occasional feature that will focus on literacy organizations and the work they do to promote reading within their communities.Seven years ago, Emily...

BookCon Looks to Broaden Audience

Since its inception in 2014, BookCon has mainly drawn women in the 18 to 30-year-old age bracket. While organizer ReedPop is happy to have those readers, it will introduce...

PRH Inks Multi-Book ‘Avatar’ Deal

Penguin Random House has inked a worldwide publishing deal with Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products for James Cameron's Avatar and its four upcoming film sequels. The...

Chaïm Soutine: the Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris/Musée national d'art moderne-Centre de création industrielleChaïm Soutine: Bellboy, circa 1925Bellboy (circa 1925) is positioned center stage in “Soutine’s Portraits: Cooks, Waiters Bellboys,” currently on view...

John Banville’s “Mrs. Osmond” and the Impossibility of Imitating Henry James

Like James, whom he has cited as a serious influence, Banville is most famous as a stylist. His best fiction—“The Book of Evidence,” “Ghosts”—is written with an angry,...

Knopf Bets on Another Scandinavian Author

Beginning with its publication of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2008, the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group has had great success with Scandinavian thriller authors in...

Guadalajara Book Fair Wraps a Busy Event

The Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) wrapped up its nine-day run on December 3 and attendance was even with 2016, holding steady at 815,000 people. The event includes two...

A Hero in His Own Words

No Room for Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination, and the Making of Modern Israel Shimon Peres; drawing by Siegfried WoldhekArnaldo Momigliano, the great historian of late antiquity, once said: “When I...

‘My Only Friend Is My Conscience’: Face to Face With El Salvador’s Cold Killer

Susan Meiselas/Magnum PhotosSoldiers searching bus passengers along the Northern Highway, El Salvador, 1980Between errands and a family dinner one Sunday in October 2015, Professor Angelina Godoy hurried to her...

After ‘The Dust’ Settled (shelftalker)

At the center of La Belle Sauvage, the first book in Philip Pullman’s new trilogy, is a quest to reach sanctuary amidst many perils. For any new book the...

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The End and the Aftermath: War & Military Books 2018

On Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. in Compiègne, France, the Allied powers and Germany officially put into effect their agreement to end hostilities,...

The Bestselling Books of 2018 (So Far)

As befits one more year of strident political discussion dominating public consciousness, political books sold well in the print sector in the first half...

Religion Book Deals: July 12, 2018

A Refugee’s Story Lands at FaithWordsKeren Baltzer, acquiring editor at Hachette’s FaithWords imprint, took world rights to What They Meant for Evil: How a...

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