A copy of the Bay Psalm Book, which was printed in 1640 in Massachusetts. It was sold Tuesday at Sotheby's in New York.
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November 27, 2013 Also: the finalists for the Costa Awards are announced; authors will volunteer as booksellers on "Small Business Saturday;" Oren Teicher is named Publisher's Weekly "Person of the Year."
The Nobel Prize committee called Canadian author Alice Munro, seen in 2009, a "master of the contemporary short story."
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October 10, 2013 Also: a new poem by Sherman Alexie; a captivating essay about surfing; the complexity of shopping for books in France.
Dave Eggers at the 2009 National Book Awards in New York.
October 1, 2013 Also: Sherman Alexie drinks the ebook Kool-Aid; Karen Russell on her new "genius" status; Marcela Valdes on YA novels and the economy.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen in the movie version of The Hunger Games.
August 7, 2013 Also: A new short story by Stieg Larsson; Sherman Alexie's mullet; Rebecca Mead on Jane Austen.
Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks in 2009 in New York City.
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August 2, 2013 Also, Orhan Pamuk on the novel, Sherman Alexie on having his book banned; Kelly Clarkson bought a ring owned by Jane Austen but can't take it out of the U.K.
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