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Things Turning 10 Years Old in 2016

Time really does fly by. When you actually think about it you can't help but wonder "where has the time gone?" This year, marks 10 years since I graduated high school and I can't help but think WTF...

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Barnes & Noble To Close A Third Of Its Retail Stores Over Next Decade
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Barnes & Noble Could Be Adding Booze

That could be coming to your local Barnes & Noble. In order to increase sales, the bookstore chain recently applied for a liquor license through the state of New York.

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Children Reading Books to Puppies is Absolutely Adorable [Video]

A bunch of Missouri elementary school kids recently visited their local Humane Society to read books to shelter dogs. If this doesn't warm your heart, I don't know what will.

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Grand Rapids Inspired The Book ‘Polar Express’

The book Polar Express came out 30 years ago in 1985 and has made 12 million in book sales since then, there's also the motion picture starring Tom Hanks,AND best part? It turns out is was inspired by Grand Rapids!

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Boy Who Said He Came Back From Heaven Now Says He Lied

"The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven," a book that claims to detail a boy's trip to heaven and his return to Earth is now being pulled from stores after one of its co-authors admitted he made the whole thing up...

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Divorce for Nicholas Sparks?!

Say it ain't so! Our favorite romantic writer, Nicholas Sparks, is calling it quits with the woman who inspired so many of the best-selling author's novels.

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Usher Joins Scholastic’s Launch of Open a World of Possible Reading Campaign [Video]

Grammy Award-winning singer and entertainer Usher is working with children's books publisher Scholastic in launching its Open a World of Possible initiative to help elevate the importance and joy of reading for children.

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Survey: Americans Who Read Books Are Dying Breed [Poll]

Here’s something worth reading.

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Tom Clancy, pictured right, has died. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Tom Clancy, pictured right, has died. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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Bestselling Author Tom Clancy Dies At Age 66

Well known author of thrillers like "The Hunt For Red October", "Patriot Games", and "Clear And Present Danger", Tom Clancy has died at the age of 66.

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Books With a Letter Missing Are Better Than the Originals

Remember that time that #BooksWithALetterMissing was trending on Twitter, and it was hilarious? No, because your life consists of more than clicking around the internet all day searching for meaning in your life that you're never going to find? Well, let us tell you -- it was indeed hilarious.

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Ann Arbor makes Top 5 Most Well-Read cities list!
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Ann Arbor Hits Top 5 ‘Most Well-Read’ List

Don't you love seeing Michigan make the list, any list, that makes us look good?  Praise is always welcome!

Amazon.com just posted a top five list of cities that collectively purchase the most books, magazines, and newspapers -- both in print and Kindle formats.
Ann Arbor ranks fourth ahead of Boulder, Colorado

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