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Centuries Old 'Friendship Books' Give In...

Back in the 17th century, the "friendship book" served the same purpose as today’s Facebook. Interactions with nobility, dignitaries, socialites, celebrities, and those of high society would be recorded, with signatures collected in the book as proof.
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Bring Magic to Quarantine With 'Harry Potter at Home' Hub

The Wizarding World Team and J.K. Rowling launched a "Harry Potter at Home" hub, so Potter fans young and old could experience the wonder of Hogwarts while staying safe at home.

Entertainment
Samuel L. Jackson and Other Celebrities Are Reading Books on Social Media to Keep Us Entertained

Our favorite celebrities are reading to us as we all stay at home, and it's truly a wonderful thing.

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Josh Gad Is Reading a Bedtime Story Every Day on Twitter

Josh Gad is reading children's stories live every night on Twitter to help people feel better, because the world is a "hot mess".

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'The Office' Is Getting Made Into a Children's Book

"The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary" will hit bookstore shelves on October 6, 2020. The book is being published through Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

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15 Books to Read Before You Die

From historical fiction to cult classics, we've compiled a list of 15 necessary books all bibliophiles should read at least once!

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'The Golden Girls: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' Book Is Everything You Didn't Know You Needed

Celebrate the holidays straight from the lanai with this 'Golden' twist on the classic Christmas tale.

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JK Rowling Is Releasing 4 New 'Harry Potter' Stories on Pottermore

Will we be Hogwarts students now? I want my acceptance letter.

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Five Books to Read in 2019

Whether you like memoirs or escaping into a novel, the new year is the perfect time to prep your reading list.

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11 Inspiring J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes in Honor of Tolkien Reading Day!

For "Lord of the Rings" fans, March 25 is no ordinary day. It's national Tolkien Reading Day. To celebrate, we've compiled 11 of Tolkien's best quotes.

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What Should We Read Next? Here Are YOUR Book Recommendations!

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How Science Fiction Predicts the Future (Part 3)

This is Part 3 of a series examining how works of science fiction have influenced technology and modern society. This week looks at two famous works of literature.

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Centuries Old 'Friendship Books' Give Insight Into the Social Lives of Times Long Gone By

Back in the 17th century, the "friendship book" served the same purpose as today’s Facebook. Interactions with nobility, dignitaries, socialites, celebrities, and those of high society would be recorded, with signatures collected in the book as proof.

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New Book Unearths Major Clues About the Not-So 'Lost Colony of Roanoke'

In his new book, "The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island," Scott Dawson provides years worth of research and findings with the Croatan Archeological Society to explain what probably happened to the "missing" colonists.

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'Twilight' Author Stephenie Meyer Says She's Not Done Writing About Edward and Bella

"Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer has informed audiences that potentially two more "Twilight" books are on the way, sometime in the future.

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'Reclaim Her Name' Project Celebrates Female Authors By Restoring Their Names

Twenty-five female authors who were published under male pen names will finally be getting their work published under their own names, reclaiming credit for work that has long gone to male authors.

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George RR Martin Claims He'll Finish 'GoT' book 'Winds of Winter' by Next Year

"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin has stated that he should complete the next installment in his "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, called the "Winds of Winter," by next year.

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Iconic 'Into the Wild' Bus Removed From Its Spot in the Alaskan Wilderness

The abandoned bus sat for decades on the Stampede Trail in Alaska, but now it's being moved. Made popular by the 1996 nonfiction book “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer and the 2007 film of the same name, the bus played a central role in the story of Christopher McCandless, a man who spent his last months alive living alone in the old bus.

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JK Rowling Releases Free Book Online For Kids

J.K. Rowling's free online book will be updated each day with new chapters. Kids can submit their drawings inspired by "The Ickabog" and have them featured in the print version of the book coming out later this fall.

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10 Must-Read Books of 2020

The following 10 books need to be on your reading list this year! If one of your resolutions for 2020 was to make a dent in your to-be-read list, well, we've got a few more books to add ...

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Fifth 'Twilight' Book Set to Release August 4

Stephanie Meyer announced the release of "Midnight Sun," a retelling of the bestselling "Twilight" series from Edward Cullen's perspective.

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ICYMI: A 'Hunger Games' Prequel Movie Deal Officially Announced by Lionsgate

"The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" will take us back in time to the younger days of Coriolanus Snow. Though the novel has not yet hit shelves, Lionsgate announced on Tuesday, April 21, that a movie deal has been made.

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Alex Trebek Memoir Announced for July 21 Release

This summer, "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek is releasing a memoir about his life from Simon & Schuster.

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Maryland Book Bank Mailing Out Free Books This Summer

The free books from the Maryland Book Bank will help keep kids entertained and engaged in learning during the coronavirus crisis.

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FREE Graphic Novels Being Given Out By Pop Culture Classroom

Pop Culture Classroom (PPC), a Denver-based non-profit that offers pop culture-based educational programs for youth and the organization behind the annual Denver Pop Culture Con, is going to be handing out free graphic novels this Friday, April 17.

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Denver Area Libraries and Bookstores Go Digital During COVID-19 Closures

Digital book options and resources are plentiful. Here's how you can access them and support local book businesses.

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DC Public Library's Book Club 'DC Reads' Is Going Digital

This month's book club pick is "With the Fire on High" by Elizabeth Acevedo.

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Widow of Capital Gazette Journalist Hosting Book Event in Columbia, Dec. 15

The book—“The Capital of Basketball: A History of D.C. Area High School Hoops”—was finished by John McNamara's wife after he died in the Capital Gazette shooting last year.

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Aurora Public Library Looking for Homes, Ambassadors for Its 'Little Free Libraries'

The Aurora Public Library is looking for book lovers in the city who would like to help expand the library's network of Little Free Libraries. Little Free Library Ambassadors needed to create and maintain community-sustained free libraries.

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Virginia Book Club: 'The Murders of Rue Morgue' in Review

Here's our review of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe.

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Here's How to Join Virginia Beach Public Libraries' Summer Reading Program

The program runs from June 10 to August 10! Set down the TV remote and crack open your favorite book!

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The Great DMV BookClub: June Book Selection

Welcome back to the Great DMV BookClub!

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Virginia Book Club: Our June Selection is a Riveting Mystery

Join us as we read a work by Edgar Allan Poe!

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Bargain Books Up for Grabs at Denver Public Library's Used Book Sale!

Denver Public Library Friends Foundation’s annual Summer Used Book Sale starts today June 5, 2019!

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The Great DMV BookClub: 'Stillwatch' in Review

Here's our review of "Stillwatch" by Mary Higgins Clark.

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