Clean Up Your Room Day

bad sign • Cody’s Books, has announced that it will close its flagship store on Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley because of declining sales and competition from chain stores and the Internet.

well worth reading • The American Thinker site has an interesting essay ebout using kid lit to get children to think politically with children’s books: “Harry Potter & the War on Terror”.

1933 – In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.

1872 – Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States.

cookie makers •
ASU has announced the winners of their Student Book Collecting Contest: Graduate student Emilie Roy and undergraduate Danette Turner

dwindling selection • It seems the continuing trend of publishing fewer and fewer new books every year will continue on into 2006.

well, duh • the UK Arts Council reports that the book industry is failing to cater for black and minority ethnic readers.

novel idea • Choose Your Own Adventure series inspires 2 Harvard Grads dvd innovation.

event • from the Lebanon Star we have a report on the Beruit book fair.

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