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The Cedid atlas was "the first Muslim-published world atlas based on European geographic knowledge and cartographic methods," the Library of Congress writes. The National Library of Norway just discovered a previously unknown copy in their collection, after a reference librarian posted a scan of it to Reddit. Nikolaj Blegvad/The National Library of Norway hide caption

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A German edition of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Springtime For Hitler: With 'Mein Kampf' Back In Stores, Germany Turns A Page

NPR's Scott Simon asks what a new publication of Mein Kampf says about modern Germany.

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A survey from the Authors Guild reveals a 30 percent decline in author income since 2009. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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To mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, the Folger Shakespeare Library is sending the first printed collection of all his plays out on tour. Folger Shakespeare Library hide caption

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George R.R. Martin answers questions before a game between the Hudson Valley Renegades and the Staten Island Yankees — briefly renamed the Staten Island Direwolves for their Game of Throne night in August. Now, four months later, Martin has some bad news for his fans. Bill Lyons/Staten Island Advance/Landov hide caption

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Hemingway left his books, papers and typewriter (seen here in 1964) in Cuba when he returned to America. Mondadori Portfolio /Getty Images hide caption

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