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Mary-Louise Parker Writing Memoir in Letters

Mary Louise-Parker inked a deal with Simon and Schuster's Scribner imprint to write a memoir which will focus on her relationships with men. The book will be called Dear Mr. You and is scheduled to hit bookstores in fall, 2015. Read more... September 29, 2014

Stan Lee Speaks Out About Banned Books Week

Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee made a video to share his thoughts about Banned Books Week. Stan, who has created some of the most iconic comic characters -- from Spider-Man to Iron Man to Daredevil -- is 91 years old and shows no sign of slowing down. Read more... September 27, 2014

Maze Runner Prequel Set for Release in 2016

New York Times bestselling author James Dashner is having a very good week. The feature film version of The Maze Runner topped the box office on its opening weekend. The next film in the series, The Scorch Trials, will be released on September 18, 2015. Read more... September 25, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris Explains His New Choose Your Own Autobiography Book

Neil Patrick Harris can sing, he can dance, he can act, he can do magic. Now he's written his autobiography. But it's not like any autobiography you've ever read before. Read more... September 21, 2014

Ecco to Publish ISIS: The State of Terror by Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger

The rise of the terrorist group ISIS seemed to come out of nowhere. One minute no one had heard of them. Then suddenly they were releasing horrifying videos of beheadings of journalists and aid workers and threatening anyone who doesn't agree with their insanely violent agenda. Read more... September 18, 2014

Two American Authors Make the Shortlist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker Award shortlist was announced today and two Americans have made the cut. The award is the most prestigious literary award in Great Britain and has traditionally been open only to writers from the British Commonwealth. But that's all changed now. Read more... September 10, 2014

Usher to Host Live Webcast to Promote Scholastic's Literacy Program

Scholastic has a new partner for its literacy outreach program: R&B superstar and education advocate Usher Raymond IV, better known as Usher. The program is called "Open a World of Possible." Read more... September 9, 2014

Bruce Springsteen Writes Picture Book for Adults Called Outlaw Pete

Here's an interesting new title for fall. Bruce Springsteen has written his first children's book. The book is called Outlaw Pete. The book is based on the song of the same name from his 2009 album Working on a Dream. Read more... August 28, 2014

New York City is Getting a Pop Up Floating Library

Okay, now we're jealous. New York City is getting a Floating Library beginning on September 6th and running through October 3, 2014. The Floating Library is a pop-up library concept which will be lodged aboard the Lilac Museum Steamship in the Hudson River at Pier 25. Read more... August 22, 2014

J.K. Rowling Writes New Story About Off-Stage Harry Potter Character

Harry Potter fans are in for a treat. J.K. Rowling has written a new, fun essay about a character who was mentioned in the Harry Potter books. The 500-word piece is all about the Singing Sorceress herself, Celestina Warbeck, Read more... August 18, 2014
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