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'Atlas Obscura' Tour Of Manhattan Finds Hidden Wonders In A Well-Trodden Place

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In 'Jerusalem,' Nothing You've Ever Lost Is Truly Gone

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Jose Vazquez holds a book he found during the D.C. Public Library's banned book scavenger hunt. Jose Vazquez hide caption

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In Banned Books Scavenger Hunt, The Prize Is Literary 'Smut'

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Oxford English Dictionary Updates With 6 Dahl Words

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Six novelists have made it to the shortlist, the last step in the Man Booker Prize competition. The 2016 finalists are from Britain, the U.S. and Canada. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images hide caption

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Cheeseball — that American staple party snack — has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. The dictionary notes it can also refer to mozzarella, croquettes, a foolish person or, as an adjective, anything unoriginal or lacking style. SouthernFairyTale/Flickr hide caption

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'Ghosts' Takes On A Tough Topic For Children

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'Missy Piggle-Wiggle' Brings Magical Cures To The Modern World

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Pura Belpré became the first Puerto Rican librarian at the New York Public Library in 1921. She's shown above leading a story hour in the 1930s. New York Public Library hide caption

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How NYC's First Puerto Rican Librarian Brought Spanish To The Shelves

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Former Journalist Sabaa Tahir Writes Dystopian Fantasies Inspired By The News

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Literary 'It Couple,' Both Best-Selling Authors, Work Side By Side

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Ed Sanders, Author Of Manson Family Biography, To Sell Massive Archive

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Langston Hughes lived in this Harlem brownstone for the last 20 years of his life. Now, Renee Watson hopes to turn it into a hub for artists from underrepresented communities. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Langston Hughes' Harlem Home May Get Its Own Renaissance — As An Art Center

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The so-called Voynich Manuscript, a small unassuming book usually stored in a Yale University vault, is one of the most mysterious books in the world. A small publishing house in northern Spain has finally secured the right to replicate the document. Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Better To Reign In Hell: Literature's Unpunished Villains

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Maximilian Uriarte wrote and illustrated The White Donkey, a graphic novel that highlights the tedium of deployment. "I think you can get a lot more nuance, a lot more meaning out of a story that isn't based in some kind of grand battle," he says. Courtesy of Little Brown and Co. hide caption

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Soldiers Turned Authors Want You To Know: Our Books Don't Speak For All Vets

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Novel Explores The Fierce And Frenzied World Of Competitive Gymnastics

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