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New books about Seattle World's Fair include a Murray Morgan history reissued

New books about Seattle World's Fair include a Murray Morgan history reissued
Given the impact of the Seattle World's Fair on the Northwest, and beyond, and considering it's the 50th anniversary of the fair, which opened on April 21, 1962, it's not surprising there's a surge of books and even a film about the memorable event.
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Outcry over absent fiction Pulitzer shames literary world
The Huffington Post invited readers to vote in its hastily established Hufflitzer Prize for Fiction, “[b]ecause we know that, when it comes to selecting books, you're smarter than the Pulitzer Board.” Laura Miller, in Salon, delicately suggested the
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Ms. Cheap: Sale season is a great time to find inexpensive children's books
Building a home library may sound dauntingly expensive — even compared to those mobile phone costs — but the good news is that here in Middle Tennessee, there are lots of ways to acquire children's books on the cheap, or even for free.
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Amazon.com: Is Internet giant sleeping in Seattle?

Amazon.com: Is Internet giant sleeping in Seattle?
The newspaper's four-part series documents Amazon's poor record on local philanthropy, its take-no-prisoners pricing war with book publishers, its showdown with states over sales tax collections and working conditions in its warehouses.
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Fiction and fact in the great book debate
Not really wishing to defend Amazon, I have to confess that, because I live in the country, my reading habits have been transformed by the online store (Letters, 9 April). Up until a few years ago, if I wanted to buy a book, I had to make a 20-mile
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Is Amazon killing the book industry?
Poppycock, says Forbes, where one blogger opines that new authors don't need bookstores and Amazon isn't killing the book industry because the number of books being sold is growing. Forbes' Tim Worstall says Waterstone misses the point, especially when
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