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Hitler's ‘Mein Kampf’ becomes e-book blockbuster
​Adolf Hitler’s magnum opus Mein Kampf is experiencing a surge in sales, and some say that the Nazi leader’s manifesto is becoming popular nearly a century after being published thanks to the anonymous readers who purchase e-book editions.

10.01.2014 18:46

Disputed Schneerson Library collection gets new home at Moscow’s Jewish Museum
A new exhibit spotlighting rare books from the disputed Schneerson Library collection, featuring 12,000 books and 50,000 rare documents, has opened at the Jewish Museum and Center of Tolerance in Moscow.

13.06.2013 09:39

­Only decent jokes allowed: Beavis and Butt-head writer up for kids’ book prize
One of the writers of the US animated series Beavis and Butt-head is one of the 18 authors in the running for the Waterstones children's book prize.

15.02.2013 15:25

‘Twilight’ erotic fan fiction gets movie deal
Another erotic novel inspired by the 'Twilight' vampire saga has snagged a movie deal, following in the footsteps of the best selling Fifty Shades of Grey.

14.02.2013 13:33

Uganda deports British theatre producer over gay play
Gay tolerance clearly has a long way to go in some African states. The British producer of a play about homosexuals has enraged authorities in Uganda, leading to his deportation back to the UK. His local girlfriend and two children were left behind.

12.02.2013 16:37

‘We have to cut off his ear:’ Bounty put on Azerbaijani writer over controversial novel
A pro-government party in Azerbaijan has offered a "bounty" of some €10,000 for an ear of writer Akram Aylisli, whose latest controversial fiction novel describes the volatile Armenian-Azeri relations during the final days of the Soviet Union.

12.02.2013 01:57

Russia, US in Hasid books brawl: Moscow wants recourse over $50,000 daily penalties
Moscow is preparing a lawsuit against the US Library of Congress over rare books claimed by a US-based Hasidic group. The move comes amid ‘outrage’ over a US court ruling to fine Russia US$50,000 daily until it surrenders the texts.

08.02.2013 15:37

MI5 suspected Agatha Christie of blowing Enigma code secrets
The Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, was so carried away by the plot of one of her thrillers, MI5 feared she accidentally gave away one of Britain’s biggest wartime secrets.

05.02.2013 09:24

Thaw time: Myanmar hosting its first international literary festival
Dozens of authors from around the world, including Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi, are in Yangon to take part in Myanmar's first international literary festival.

01.02.2013 09:04

China wakes up to 'Finnegans Wake': Joyce's novel becomes bestseller
James Joyce's novel “Finnegans Wake” has a reputation for its linguistic complexity. Big surprise the first mainland Chinese translation has proved to be a sweeping success, with the initial print run of 8,000 copies sold out in three weeks.

29.01.2013 13:18

­Biblio Tech: First library without books to open in USA
This is probably how all the libraries will look like in the future – lots of gadgets and no books. The US is about to get the first bookless public library.

15.01.2013 15:24

­Rhyme it: Online robot creates poetry out of Twitter posts
A Twitter bot turning random public posts into poetry has become the latest darling of Twitter. Pentametron is represented by Shakespeare’s face framed in a Twitter egg, and rhymes random users’ posts into poetic couplets.

14.01.2013 16:07

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