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Previously unpublished Beatrix Potter story discovered
Peter Rabbit is back in a previously unpublished story by children’s author Beatrix Potter

Previously unpublished Beatrix Potter story discoveredPeter Rabbit is back in a previously unpublished story by children’s author Beatrix Potter
  • Books
  • 2 weeks ago
Books

J.K. Rowling to receive PEN award for literary service

J.K. Rowling to receive PEN award for literary serviceRowling will receive her award May 16 at the group’s annual spring gala
  • Books
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Detroit

‘Little Libraries’ exhibit at MOCAD promotes literacy

‘Little Libraries’ exhibit at MOCAD promotes literacyArtists participated in a panel discussion Saturday on the importance of using art to decorate the book lending boxes
  • Detroit
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Books

Caitlyn Jenner is planning a memoir

Caitlyn Jenner is planning a memoirThe memoir will follow Jenner’s life “from Bruce to Caitlyn, and her brave transition into womanhood”
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  • 3 weeks ago
Books

Children’s books on class, Winnie the Pooh win prizes

Children’s books on class, Winnie the Pooh win prizesThe awards were announced Monday by the American Library Association
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Books

Martin: No book before new ‘Game of Thrones’

Martin: No book before new ‘Game of Thrones’George R.R. Martin says he missed a Dec. 31 deadline to finish “The Winds of Winter”
  • Books
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Michigan

LSSU banished words in an interactive crossword puzzle

LSSU banished words in an interactive crossword puzzleWe've got LSSU's Banished Words for 2016 -- along with some classics from years past -- in a crossword puzzle. Play now.
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Books

Homegrown fiction, nonfiction for holiday gifts

Homegrown fiction, nonfiction for holiday giftsWe recommend some books by current or former Michiganians, to add some local flavor to your gift list
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Books

Farmers create ‘unicorn of self-published books’

Farmers create ‘unicorn of self-published books’“Sweet Pea & Friends: The SheepOver,” the story of Sweet Pea the injured lamb, in stores in time for Christmas
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Books

New book tells city newcomers ‘How to live in Detroit’

New book tells city newcomers ‘How to live in Detroit’Author Aaron Foley wants readers to know the city doesn’t need to be saved and oh, you can’t buy a house for $1
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  • 2 months ago
Books

Harry Potter author takes to Twitter to discuss Snape

Harry Potter author takes to Twitter to discuss SnapeJ.K. Rowling explained that Harry paid tribute to Snape because of “forgiveness and gratitude”
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Books

Signed editions of Harper Lee novel offered for $1,500

Signed editions of Harper Lee novel offered for $1,500HarperCollins Publishers announced Wednesday that 500 collector’s editions are available
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Books

ABC’s Queen of Thursday nights breaks out of her shell

ABC’s Queen of Thursday nights breaks out of her shellShonda Rhimes’ new book, ‘Year of Yes,’ is part of cathartic journey for TV titan
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  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Books

40 years later, Edmund Fitzgerald remains a mystery

40 years later, Edmund Fitzgerald remains a mysteryDespite official reports, underwater investigations and theories involving UFOs and space aliens, no real answer exists.
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  • 3 months ago
Nation

Elder Bush criticizes Cheney, Rumsfeld in new biography

Elder Bush criticizes Cheney, Rumsfeld in new biographyFormer President George H.W. Bush is publicly criticizing for the first time key members of his son’s administration
  • Nation
  • 3 months ago
Neal Rubin

Rubin: Fighting Amazon on a new front – brick & mortar

Rubin: Fighting Amazon on a new front – brick & mortarOak Park’s Book Beat holds steady even as the online giant opens its first store
  • Neal Rubin
  • 3 months ago
Entertainment

‘A John Sinclair Reader’ — 50 years of poetry, prose

‘A John Sinclair Reader’ — 50 years of poetry, proseThe jazz poet/MC5 manager/broadcaster/marijuana activist celebrates 50 years as a writer, will sign books at Book Beat
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Books

J.K. Rowling says she’s working on new children’s book

J.K. Rowling says she’s working on new children’s bookThe author of the “Harry Potter” franchise said she’s written part of a children’s book
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Science

Story Time from Space: Astronauts getting new books

Story Time from Space: Astronauts getting new booksTwo of the seven books going up — “Mousetronaut” and “Mousetronaut Goes to Mars” — were written by an ex-astronaut
  • Science
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Books

Review: Suspense level high in ‘As Night Falls’

Review: Suspense level high in ‘As Night Falls’But some of the characters don’t rise to tension levels threaded throughout the book
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Books

Review: ‘Find a Way’ likely to charm Diana Nyad fans

Review: ‘Find a Way’ likely to charm Diana Nyad fansShe made five attempts to swim the about 100 miles through the rough, swift currents between Cuba and the Florida Keys
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Religion

Billy Graham book focuses on hard-line sermons

Billy Graham book focuses on hard-line sermonsSteering away from his grandfatherly image, it concentrates on fiery preachings from the 1950s
  • Religion
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Theater

Rowling play to feature adult Harry Potter, son Albus

Rowling play to feature adult Harry Potter, son AlbusProducers revealed Friday that “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will open where Rowling’s books ended
  • Theater
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Technology

Appeals court rules in favor of Google’s online library

Appeals court rules in favor of Google’s online libraryA federal appeals court says Google is not violating copyright laws by digitizing books for a massive online library
  • Technology
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Books

U.S. writer Hanya Yanagihara favorite for Booker Prize

U.S. writer Hanya Yanagihara favorite for Booker PrizeStories of global migration, the digital age and the bonds of friendship are competing for the Booker Prize for fiction
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  • 3 months, 4 weeks ago
World

Belarusian writer wins Nobel Prize in literature

Belarusian writer wins Nobel Prize in literatureSvetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature for works the judges called “a monument to suffering and courage”
  • World
  • 4 months ago
Technology

‘Harry Potter’ comes to life in new Apple e-book

‘Harry Potter’ comes to life in new Apple e-bookSeven books are getting a makeover with more than 200 new illustrations in enhanced e-books made for Apple devices
  • Technology
  • 4 months ago
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