Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes died nearly 400 years ago, but Grossman says she feels a closeness to him when she translates his work. "I'd love to have a couple of drinks with him, to sit and chat and talk about literature," Grossman says. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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When Done Right, Little Gets Lost In Translation

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App-etizing: Cookbooks And Recipes Go Mobile

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39 Clues protagonist Dan Cahill (above) comes from the world's most powerful family -- but doesn't know why. Readers help Dan and his sister Amy search for the 39 clues that will reveal the mysterious source of their family's power. Scholastic hide caption

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Kids' Books Make The Leap Off The Page And Online

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Remember When They All Used To Look Like This?: Independent bookstore Greenlight Books opened in Brooklyn a year ago -- and is currently thriving. Lance Edmonds hide caption

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End Of Days For Bookstores? Not If They Can Help It

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Book Club Picks: Give 'Em Something To Talk About

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Patti Smith's 'Just Kids' Wins Nonfiction Award

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Art Of Storytelling Alive And Well In Audio Books

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Paul Auster is the acclaimed author of The New York Trilogy, Man in the Dark, Invisible and other books. Stephane De Sakutin/Getty Images hide caption

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Paul Auster Tackles Homelessness And Broken Hearts

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'Vast Ocean Of Stories' In Biography Of The Atlantic

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Owner Of Influential D.C. Bookstore Remembered

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Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Literature Prize

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Born in Oslo, Per Petterson worked as a bookseller, a translator and literary critic before becoming a full-time writer. Finn Stale Felberg hide caption

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Per Petterson: A Family Approach To Fiction

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Brandon Hamilton, a senior and economics major at Reed College, does schoolwork on his iPad by the college's Old Dorm Block. Kevin Myers hide caption

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The E-Textbook Experiment Turns A Page

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How To Sell A Book? Good Old Word Of Mouth

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