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November 24, 2018

11/25/2018
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This week: Questions remain about Stan Lee's final days, South Korean booksellers struggle to survive, biographer Ron Chernow will headline the White House Correspondents dinner next year, a former Librarian of Congress dies, Glamour magazine ends its print run, Michelle Obama’s book is B&N’s bestseller of the year, and China bans a novelist. All this, plus the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would...

Duration:00:26:40

November 17, 2018

11/18/2018
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This week: researchers rediscover Bram Stoker’s lost reference materials, J.K. Rowling takes her former assistant to court, Comics legend Stan Lee passes away, Russia censors LGBT books, the National Book Awards were handed out, Toxic is the OED word of the year, and Tanzania holds two journalists for questioning. All this, plus the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! We are...

Duration:00:53:18

November 3, 2018

11/4/2018
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This week: Dark Horse Comics is going to the movies, the CBC gives out diversity awards, a famous author gave a boost to library advocacy, bookseller WH Smith bought its way into airports, police are using AI to study writings for lies, supporters bolster an Iowa library after an act of hatred, and the UK prepares to pick a new poet laureate. All this, plus the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would...

Duration:01:22:40

October 27, 2018

10/28/2018
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This week: the Hurston/Wright prize started a week of award news, the World’s Biggest Book sale goes to Dubai, an Iowa man burns library books to protest Pride, PBS named the Great American Read, transgender literature is on the rise, the Kirkus Prize winners were announced, and Ireland votes to legalize blasphemy. All this, plus the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! We are...

Duration:00:45:50

October 20, 2018

10/21/2018
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This week: Stephen Hawking warns of superhumans in his final book, a Brazilian presidential candidate benefits from fake news, how #MeToo influences the literary industry, the Man Booker Prize was announced, children’s mental health gets help from picture books, the creator of the Little Free Library has died, and Iceland’s book-giving tradition is under threat. All this, plus the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week....

Duration:01:19:07

October 13, 2018

10/14/2018
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This week: Contemplating the potential unionziation of comics creators after #metoo and #timesup, the Swedish Academy elected two new members in planning for next year’s Nobel, Brazil’s National Museum prepares to rebuild, the PEN/Pinter prize awarding came with a plea for authors to call out lies, HarperCollins took a big step toward Spanish-language literature, the Alternative Nobel is announced, and Marvel fires an author over online harassment. All this, plus the New York Times and...

Duration:01:02:52

September 29, 2018

10/3/2018
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This week: it’s Banned Books Week and the Guardian takes notice, Penguin Random House is notingb the week in partnershing with We Need Diverse Books, the reasons comics get banned, the Kirkus Prize nominees are announced, the judge’s copy of a banned book is going on the auction block, the Nobel Prize for Literature might not return next year, and the founder of the World Wide Web has charted a new path forward. All this, plus the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists and...

Duration:01:27:47

September 22, 2018

9/23/2018
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This week: teachers are using YA novels to teach #MeToo, Tronc newspapers have a second bidder, a nominee withdraws from the alt Nobel, CRS reports go online, the New York Review of Books fires its editor, Barnes & Noble opens a new, smaller store, and the Oxford English Dictionary wants to learn new slang. All this, plus the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! We are currently...

Duration:01:30:14

September 15, 2018

9/16/2018
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This week: the EU Copyright law is back in the news, Google wants to kill URLs, several publishers are staffing up this year, a Florence bookstore is looking for a new owner, Time’s new owner is shifting staff, the EU preliminarily passed its copyright reform, and French bookstores are up in arms over a prize winner. All this, plus the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! We are...

Duration:01:19:53

September 8, 2018

9/9/2018
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This week: California passes net neutrality, the "Village Voice" goes quiet, theatre performers are supporting Banned Books Week, the New Yorker Festival caused trouble with its guest list, J.D. Salinger’s books are being reprinted, Waterstones bought competitor Foyles, and digitization is all that is left of items lost in the Brazil’s National Museum fire. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio...

Duration:00:28:33

September 1, 2018

9/4/2018
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This week: a former Marvel boss is launching a new comics publisher, crowdsourcing a new CEO for Barnes & Noble, Buzzfeed News is testing a membership program, Barnes & Noble is sued by their last CEO, the Alternative Nobel Prize shortlist is announced, another author was selected to contribute a book to posterity, and a Russian news channel is losing funding after 3 journalists are killed. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21,...

Duration:00:21:28

August 18, 2018

8/19/2018
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This week: VS Naipaul leaves a difficult legacy, a disgraced former librarian is profiting off taxpayers, a library shut down 3D printers over guns, printed book sales outpace all other physical media, the FCC (maybe) goes after Alex Jones, a publisher is refusing to bow to President Trump’s demands, and elections in Mali are marred by internet blockages. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio...

Duration:00:30:35

August 11, 2018

8/13/2018
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This week: Charges were dropped against a Malaysian cartoonist, Indie bookstores are helping register voters, Infowars is banned from top social sites, a famous novel is being adapted for TV, lost poetry from the 1860s is being published, public library visits are up according to a new report, and Tor continues to face backlash from public libraries in the US and Canada. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week....

Duration:00:22:05

August 4, 2018

8/5/2018
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This week: Amazon is producing a TV series of "Lord of the Rings," a Harlem library won Malcom X's unpublished work at auction, Strand Magazine will publish unseen work by Ernest Hemingway, Bob Woodward got unofficial access to most of the White House for his book on President Trump, the Trump administration will lower its tariffs on Canadian newsprint, and violence against journalists in Ukraine is rising. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest...

Duration:00:31:52

July 28, 2018

7/29/2018
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This week: Forbes apologizes for an article that suggested closing public libraries, librarians responded in force that someone needs to do some research, the publisher of the New York Daily News cut its staff, President Trump promoted a Fox News host’s book in the Oval Office, a Japanese author’s book is declared indecent, a long-lost library was found in Germany, and Russia and Sudan go after "fake news." All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest...

Duration:00:29:07

July 21, 2018

7/22/2018
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This week: Authors are taking a unique approach to writing boys, there’s a new writer-in-residence program in Boston, sharing your #MeToo story may help your appeal, a map of the Hundred Acre Wood is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Arthur C. Clark Award is handed out, the U.S. House of Representatives refuses to cut arts funding, and Pakistan censors the media ahead of elections. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21,...

Duration:01:17:52

July 14, 2018

7/15/2018
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This week: Arya says goodbye to Westeros, "The English Patient" wins the Golden Man Booker, films based on books do better than original content, an author calls for more support from the UK Parliament, young readers are reading poetry, ancient chain libraries still exist, and Iranian authorities are arresting Instagram stars. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! We are...

Duration:01:20:32

July 7, 2018

7/8/2018
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This week: the Man Booker prize celebrates 50 years, a French bookseller is reproducing classical manuscripts, leisure reading is declining in the U.S., Barnes & Noble fires its CEO, a lost message from King Charles I is found, a bookstore says goodbye and makes donations to an animal shelter, and the EU votes down copyright reforms. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! We...

Duration:00:30:32

April 8, 2017

4/9/2017
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This week: Bob Dylan has finally received his Nobel Prize, there’s now a doomsday vault for data, George Takei is writing a graphic novel, the Webby Awards nominees have been announced, Amazon Books is coming to New York, there is now a wheel of old book smells, and there’s a reason audiobooks are on the rise. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. This episode is sponsored by the Kensington Day of the Book. Sunday, April 23rd...

Duration:00:58:55

December 18, 2016

12/19/2016
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This week: U.S. libraries are dealing with hate speech, Bob Dylan is sorry he didn’t go to Sweden, the Golden Globe nominations are out, UK Libraries are cutting back, the winner of France’s highest literary honor has some harsh things to say about France’s leadership, the most expensive science book sets a new record at auction, and American Publishers have sent a letter to President-Elect Trump. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This...

Duration:00:23:21