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Proof copy of Harry Potter book, bought for pennies in 1997, sells for more than $13,000

Feb. 26, 2024 15:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A proof copy of the first Harry Potter novel that was bought for pennies in a second-hand bookshop almost 30 years ago has sold at auction for 11,000 pounds ($13,900.) British auctioneers Hanson's said Monday that the first-edition copy of “Harry Potter and the...

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Feb. 22, 2024 13:02 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Women” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s) 2. “Fourth Wing” by Rebecca Yarros (Red Tower) 3. “Iron Flame” by Rebecca Yarros (Red Tower) 4. “House of Flame and Shadow” by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury) ...

Alice Paul Tapper to publish picture book inspired by medical misdiagnosis

Feb. 21, 2024 10:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The new book from bestselling author Alice Paul Tapper, daughter of CNN anchor Jake Tapper, was inspired by a near-fatal health emergency. “Use Your Voice,” with illustrations by Fanny Liem, is a fictionalized take on Alice's hospitalization in 2021 after she...

San Francisco wants to offer free drug recovery books at its public libraries

Feb. 20, 2024 20:24 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The most stolen books from San Francisco public libraries' shelves are not the hottest new novels or juicy memoirs, they are books about recovering from addiction. Now, city officials want to provide universal access to free drug recovery books, including Alcoholics...

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Feb. 20, 2024 15:59 PM EST

Nonfiction 1. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 2. The Holy Grail of Investing by Tony Robbins and Christopher Zook, narrated by Jeremy Bobb, Tony Robbins and full cast (Simon & Schuster Audio) 3. 48 Laws of Power...

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Feb. 20, 2024 11:42 AM EST

Top Paid Books (US Bestseller List): 1. The Women by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Publishing Group) 2. Lone Wolf by Gregg Hurwitz (St. Martin’s Publishing Group) 3. Crosshairs by James O. Born & James Patterson (Little, Brown and Company) ...

Off to Never Never Land: 'Peter Pan' flies again in a new tour after some much needed changes

Feb. 20, 2024 11:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new, inclusive stage production of “Peter Pan” flies out on a U.S. tour this month, telling the classic tale of a boy who refuses to grow up — but without references that, ironically, have aged poorly. Gone are elements harmful to Native people, in are a few...

Book Review: Melissa Albert's 'The Bad Ones' is a gripping story of friendship and the supernatural

Feb. 20, 2024 10:35 AM EST

Four people have disappeared in a single night, and Nora’s best friend, Becca, is one of them. If they weren't three months into a huge fight, maybe Nora would be able to parse out the clues Becca left for her. Melissa Albert’s fifth young adult novel, “The Bad Ones,” is...

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Feb. 15, 2024 14:08 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Women” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s) 2. “House of Flame and Shadow” by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury) 3. “Bride” by Ali Hazelwood (Berkley) 4. “Iron Flame” by Rebecca Yarros (Red Tower) ...

Nonfiction book publishing is dominated by men. A new prize hopes to help change that

Feb. 15, 2024 13:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Go into many bookstores, and the nonfiction shelves will be dominated by men. The Women’s Prize for Nonfiction hopes to change that. “Nonfiction is still perceived to some extent as a man’s game,” said British historian Suzannah Lipscomb, who...