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In Iraq, academics restock Mosul’s barren bookshelves

'Everything is reversed today. Mosul used to be the hub for students and researchers from all across Iraq and the Arab world,' Mahmud says.

UK’s first short-story dispensers to be installed in London’s Canary Wharf

The vending machines have already generated over 19 million readings of works in locations across France, Hong Kong and the US.

I have yet to receive my ‘prison’ books, Anwar jokes upon...

The PKR president says he accepted the invitation to attend the 33rd Sastera Kumpulan Utusan prize presentation ceremony with an open heart.

Best finance books for women in 2019 and beyond

Let the finance gurus set you straight on how to make, spend, save and invest in money.

Best finance books for women in 2019 and beyond

Let the finance gurus set you straight on how to make, spend, save and invest in money.

Historic library weaves ‘Harry Potter’-style tourist magic in Rio

The library today is more a tourist attraction and selfie backdrop than a reading room.

Michelle memoir sells two million copies in two weeks

The hardcover edition of the book has sold more copies than any other book published in the United States in 2018.

A look at the books which have inspired literary classics

The "micro-learning" app and platform blinkist.com has been compiling literary sources for such classics as "A Clockwork Orange," ''Oliver Twist" and "1984."

HBO goes the foreign language route with ‘My Brilliant Friend’

Such attention to detail and authenticity is relatively new in the United States.

Japanese author Murakami reveals plan for library of works

The library project emerged when Murakami offered to donate his growing collection of materials.

Zhongshan in Kampung Attap, revisited

This little 'shopping' enclave is a safe space that continues to attract dreamers eager to share their ideas with the world.

Zunar settles suit on books, T-shirts seized at fundraiser

The cartoonist has reached a settlement with the government in which the latter will pay him an undisclosed amount of money and return the seized items.

Trump helps publishers sell millions of books, both pro and con

Trump himself has helped promote these books unintentionally by firing off highly critical Twitter messages about them.

Barnes & Noble shares soar after investor discusses sale with founder

Investor Schottenfeld said he expects to continue his talks with the company's founder-chairman, Leonard Riggio.

Murakami delights fans with radio show debut

The writer, who spends much of his time in the United States, has a cult following for his sometimes surreal works peppered with references to pop culture, which have been translated into some 40 languages.

10 books for women who want control over their money

These books will boost your financial IQ and teach you how to increase it on a daily basis so you can be in better control of your money and your life.

Baghdad book market turns the page on a new Iraq

Book sales in Iraq have been declining, much to the dismay of many a book seller.

Ban on Faisal Tehrani’s 7 books still not lifted

Award-winning novelist's books were banned under the previous administration as they were alleged to contain elements of Shia Islam.

Six books worth reading during the summer: Scott Duke Kominers

Scott Duke Kominers recommends six books worth reading during the summer.

Paris open-air booksellers seek UNESCO status

Nearly 1,000 stalls belonging to 226 registered booksellers stretch along both sides of the riverbanks -- which have already been on UNESCO's heritage list since 1991.

Not read a book lately? Blame Netflix, says study

The appeal of Netflix has caused overall book readership to decline.

J.K. Rowling reveals ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ is already in the pipeline

PARIS: J.K. Rowling has confirmed that she has already begun working on the screenplay for the third instalment "Fantastic Beasts" franchise, just six months...

Court dismisses publisher’s challenge against Jais

The High Court ruled that the religious authorities’ investigation and enforcement powers are not open for review.

Trashy literature? No such thing for Turkish refuse collectors

Thanks to a rather unconventional library, discarded books are now being read by rubbish collectors and their families and students whose schools have no library.