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Library director removes planned 'drag story time' event

Jun. 09, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

DERRY, N.H. (AP) — A “Drag Story Time" event for children at a New Hampshire public library has been moved to a private venue after some people complained about it. The June 18 event at the Taylor Library in Derry was billed as “Drag Story Time with Clara,"...

The top 10 books on the Apple Store

Jun. 08, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

US Bestseller List - Paid Books Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. Freed by E L James - 9781728251059 - (Sourcebooks, Inc) 2. Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand - 9780316256667 - (Little, Brown and Company) ...

Louisiana sales tax bill draws enough opposition to kill it

Jun. 02, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A key group of House Republicans announced Wednesday its objection to a Senate-led effort to permanently keep a 0.45% state sales tax that is otherwise scheduled to roll off the books in four years, opposition that could doom the proposal's chance of passage. ...

Indie bookstores avoid the worst — so far — from pandemic

May. 27, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Through the first year of the pandemic, the country's independent booksellers have — so far — avoided disaster. On Thursday, the American Booksellers Association told The Associated Press that membership increased from 1,635 to 1,701 since May 2020,...

The top 10 books on the Apple Store

May. 18, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave - 9781501171369 - (Simon & Schuster) 2. That Summer by Jennifer Weiner - 9781501133565 - (Atria Books) 3. 21st Birthday by James...

Bidens paid 25.9% rate and earned $607,336, tax returns show

May. 17, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden restored a long-standing presidential tradition Monday by releasing his tax returns, showing that 25.9% of the first couple's income went to the federal government in 2020. The average federal income tax rate is just over 14%. Biden...

The top 10 books on the Apple Store

May. 11, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave - 9781501171369 - (Simon & Schuster) 2. 21st Birthday by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro - 9780759555693 - (Little, Brown and Company) ...

TV's growth is a boon for 'diverse voices' among novelists

May. 07, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Growing up an avid reader, Kwana Jackson knew where to look for romance novels with Black characters: Segregated in the “African American interest” section where only determined shoppers would find them. When Jackson became a published author she...

The top 10 books on the Apple Store

May. 04, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. Sooley by John Grisham - 9780385547710 - (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 2. 21st Birthday by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro - 9780759555693 - (Little, Brown and Company) 3....

'Way of the dodo': Campus bookstore's end sparks firing feud

Apr. 23, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Andre Brady loved his job as a sales manager at the Youngstown State University bookstore. Ordering retail books and study guides. Dealing with customers. Coordinating sales of spirit wear, supplies and textbooks. And watching it all pay off as the business ended each...