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A bookselling institution

The famous Foyle's bookshop in central London is moving to a spectacularly beautiful new premises just down the road from its traditional Charing Cross Road pitch.
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Penguin relaunches Pelican

A hugely successful experiment in popular intellectual publishing, established in the 1930s and abandoned at the end of the Thatcherite 1980s, is being relaunched.
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Not yet heaven, not quite hell

First of all you knew you were going to one place or the other. Then along came purgatory. Why it was required is a complex matter, but for heavy work under ground they knew they were going to need the Irish.
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Jacques Le Goff 1924-2014

France's greatest medievalist, and one of Europe's leading historians, has died after a life filled with achievement, aged ninety.
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A Greek sacrifice

The Greeks have been asked to liberalise book prices, a move which publishing and cultural interests in both Germany and France see as inimical to the long-term health of the book sector.
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Le livre est mort. Vive le livre

It would be naive to think that new media do not have an eroding effect on old, but traditional forms of reading are not dead yet.
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First Catch Your Fairy Godmother

The London Review of Books is a marvel. Cool design, sharp opinion, cosmopolitan style, intellectual depth. How does it do it? Money.
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Prix Goncourt winner

France's most prestigious literary prize has been awarded to Pierre Lemaitre, a writer previously best known for his crime novels.
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D'Annunzio biography takes Johnson prize

Britain's major prize for non-fiction has been won by a biography of the Italian poet Gabriele D'Annunzio.
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Mrs Thatcher, blood, guts and bumblebees

The winner of the main literary prize for serious non-fiction writing in Britain is about to be announced.
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We're All Done For

More figures on e-books and paper books, more trends and countertrends. What can it all mean?
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Censorship Polish Style

The publisher of a controversial biography of Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuściński has agreed to withdraw the book after a protracted legal dispute.
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German Book Prize

One of Germany's most prestigious literary prizes, awarded at the start of the Frankfurt Book Festival, has gone to the Hungarian-born Terézia Mora .
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Books Do Furnish A Room

Is the future of the book made from paper to be appreciated largely as a beautiful object, not necessarily destined to die out but to become a remote, old-fashioned, cultured cousin while more and more production is transferred to electronic format?
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Not so brave

Publishers of course have always deprecated book censorship, but have they always fought it?
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Book Central

James Moran offers his thoughts on the new Library of Birmingham, which opened earlier this month and which puts books and literary culture at the heart of England.
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Lady Don't Fall Backwards

We all know what is happening, but what will happen in the end? Keep turning those pages.
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Falling for makebelieve

Men and women, we were told in school, have been engineered by God to be attracted to each other and thus ensure the continuance of the human race. But perhaps there is a design fault.
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Gathering Dust

What are all those old books for anyway? Could you not get them out of the library? Do you ever read them? I never see you reading them.
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Google that, mister!

Rebecca Solnit is far from impressed by the corporate behemoth that owns everyone's favourite search engine - and all its works, and all its pomps.
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