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06 juin 2015 à 14h39

Barnes & Noble workers plan union drive at largest US bookstore chain

Workers at America's largest chain of bookstores are gearing up for a nationwide union drive after six Barnes & Noble outlets voted to organize over the past year. "Many more" stores will unionize, according to booksellers demanding better pay and conditions. At locations that already have,...

Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize–winning psychologist and author, dies at 90

Psychologist and bestselling author Daniel Kahneman, whose research on how decision-making and biases can impact economics earned him a Nobel Prize, died on March 27. He was 90. Kahneman was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 5, 1934, and was raised in Paris until his family fled Nazi-occupied...

Harvard removes binding of human skin from book in its library

The decision to find a "respectful final disposition" for human remains used for a 19th-century book comes amid growing scrutiny of their presence in museum collections. Of the roughly 20 million books in Harvard University's libraries, one has long exerted a unique dark fascination, not for...

Laurent de Brunhoff, author of Babar children's books, dies at 98

Babar author Laurent de Brunhoff, who revived his father's popular picture-book series about an elephant-king and presided over its rise to a global multimedia franchise, has died at the age of 98. De Brunhoff, who was from Paris and moved to the US in the 1980s, died on Friday at his home in...

A Gentleman in Moscow to start streaming March 29

Book Club favorite and one of the Top 20 BookBrowse Books of 2016, A Gentleman in Moscow is premiering as an eight part series on Paramount Plus on 3/29. The series stars Ewan McGregor as Count Rostov - you can read more about the book and our beyond the book article on the Hotel Metropol here,...

National Book Critics Circle Awards announced

Last night the National Book Critics Circle announced the winners of its 2023 awards - here are the list of winners below: 2023 National Book Critics Circle Awards Winners NBCC Award for Fiction:I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home by Lorrie Moore NBCC Award for Nonfiction:We Were Once a Family...

Frans de Waal, who found the origins of morality in apes, dies at 75

Frans de Waal, who used his study of the inner lives of animals to build a powerful case that apes think, feel, strategize, pass down culture and act on moral sentiments — and that humans are not quite as special as many like to think — died on Thursday at his home in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was...

Lauren Groff prepares to open her bookstore

This spring, Groff, the multiple National Book Award finalist and author of five novels and two short story collections, and her husband, Clay Kallman, will open the Lynx, an indie bookstore in downtown Gainesville, Fla. The store, which will open sometime in April, will be a full-service, general...

'So happy you're here': how a librarian became an advocate for mental health

Mychal Threets has become a TikTok star thanks to his tales from life in the stacks, along with affirmations and forthright commentary on mental health that have brought him nearly 800,000 followers and millions of views. His sunny attitude – the California librarian is frequently compared to Mr...

China Nobel prize winner tarred as one of 'three new evils' amid rise in nationalist fervour

Mo Yan is widely celebrated in China but now faces a lawsuit accusing him of smearing the Communist party amid an increasingly febrile atmosphere online.

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