Alexandria alive again with books

Alexandria, alive once more with books
Inside, the Bibliotheca features computer workstations with high-speed Internet, an international interlibrary search service, and space for an extraordinary 8 millionbooks—though currently more than three quarters of its shelves sit empty. Exhibits ...


Three Great Books To Read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement by Taylor Branch (Simon & Schuster, 2013): Taylor Branch has cemented his place in sharing the historical narrative of our times with books like “The Clinton Tapes,” “The Cartel,” and “The ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Martin Luther King Jr.: 12 essential reads
Los Angeles Times
Branch's latest book on King, published last month, is a condensed, highlight-heavy sampling of his award-winning trilogy about King. The first book, "Parting the Waters," was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1987, and the two following ...

Dark stories
The Economist (blog)
This was the Ramallah debut of "The Great Book Robbery", a 2012 documentary about the looting of some 70,000 books from private Palestinian libraries during the 1948 war. It vividly chronicles the large-scale cultural pillage and dispossession of ...

The Economist (blog)

Michael Jackson Fans Attempt To Crush Book With Negative Amazon Reviews
The Consumerist
The New York Times writes about a fan-led campaign to smear the book and its author via Amazon reviews. Of the 182 reviews currently posted about Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson, 112 are 1-star reviews. The Times ...

Amazon Children's Publishing expands with more books for younger kids and ...
“Two Lions” will publish picture books, chapter books and middle-grade fiction (for kids ages 8 to 12), while “Skyscape” is aimed at teens. The imprints' first titles will be published this spring. Amazon acquired 450 children's titles from the ...

An App to Sift Through Books -
Another is to join social media sites devoted to books, like or — but that takes time and commitment. You could follow book recommendations from friends on Facebook — but you would have to dig through other ...
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