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  1. Michelle Obama's First Library Card
  2. Why are middle-aged women invisible on book covers?
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    It seems the book world doesn’t think readers want to see women of a certain age on their novels – even if that is precisely what the books are about. Take a look at some literary novels about older women – Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge, Elena Ferrante’s The Story of the Lost Child, Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread, Carol Shields’ Unless – and you’ll see a lighthouse, two children wearing fairy wings, a young couple in a car and a child standing on her head.
    From Why are middle-aged women invisible on book covers? | Alison Flood | Books | The Guardian
  3. The Art Of Sci-Fi Book Covers
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    The Art Of Sci-Fi Book Covers

    Video from Nerdwriter showing and discussing the art of sci-fi book covers.
  4. Can You Name a Book? ANY Book??? - YouTube
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    According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, almost one in four Americans has not read a book in the past year. So to find out if that is true, we sent a team to the street to ask pedestrians to name a book, and here are the very sad results.
    From Can You Name a Book? ANY Book??? - YouTube
  5. Europe’s open-access drive escalates as university stand-offs spread
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    Bold efforts to push academic publishing towards an open-access model are gaining steam. Negotiators from libraries and university consortia across Europe are sharing tactics on how to broker new kinds of contracts that could see more articles appear outside paywalls. And inspired by the results of a stand-off in Germany, they increasingly declare that if they don’t like what publishers offer, they will refuse to pay for journal access at all. On 16 May, a Swedish consortium became the latest to say that it wouldn’t renew its contract, with publishing giant Elsevier.
    From Europe’s open-access drive escalates as university stand-offs spread

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