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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.

An Essential Novel About Poverty, Bigotry, and Sexual Abuse, Twenty-Five Years Later

“Bastard Out of Carolina,” Dorothy Allison’s début novel, first published twenty-five years ago, begins with sneers and mocking eyes. Ruth Anne (Bone) Boatwright,...

New CFO for Scholastic

Scholastic appointed Ken Cleary as its new CFO last week, succeeding Maureen O’Connell. O’Connell, Scholastic’s long-time CFO and chief administrative officer, “was terminated from all positions with the company...

Bookstore News: November 6, 2017

Dallas celeb discusses new bookstore; South Dakota indie store for sale; Shanghai pop-up to host 60 author events in 60 days; university on Long Island seeks a bookseller; and...

This Week’s Bestsellers: November 6, 2017

And You Thought Your Student Loan Debt Was BadOur Hardcover Fiction list begins and ends with John Grisham. His latest legal thriller, The Rooster Bar, which follows the travails...

The Heroic Age of New York Movie Theaters

Barbara Alper/Getty ImagesEmpire cinema, New York City, 1983I have spent large chunks of my life in repertory movie theaters. Coming to cinephilia at the height of auteurism, and being...

Illustrator Revealed for 2018 Children’s Book Week Poster

Every Child a Reader, the charitable arm of the Children’s Book Council, has named Caldecott Honor and Printz Award-winning artist Jillian Tamaki as the illustrator for the 2018 Children’s...

Year One: Our President Ubu

Private Collection/De Agostini Picture Library/G. Dagli Orti/Bridgeman ImagesA painting by Jean-Martin Bontoux of King Ubu in Alfred Jarry’s play Ubu Roi, late twentieth centuryThe only character I can think...

Busy Busy Books (shelftalker)

This week I thought I’d take a look at some favorites from this year’s crop of interactive books for babies and preschoolers. First up, It’s the Troll: Lift-The-Flap Book by...

Spanish Publishing Rides the Growth in Audio

As the audio segment of publishing continues riding high with impressive year-to-year sales growth, the subcategory of Spanish-language audio is also increasing. Though statistics on the size of 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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