- Lee County Library begins yearlong 75th anniversary Updated: Feb-06-16 10:12 am
TUPELO, Mississippi - Lee County Library begins a yearlong 75th anniversary celebration at its monthly Lunching With Books event, featuring a scholarly lecture and dedicatory remarks for two major collections and rededication of the Helen Foster Auditorium.
- Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in Florida Updated: Feb-05-16 7:35 pm
MIAMI - Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring physics, the mind, and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, has died in Florida. He was 85.
- Salem Witch Museum loses bid for witch trials book Updated: Feb-05-16 1:25 pm
SALEM, Massachusetts - Officials at a museum in Salem, Massachusetts, say they weren't able to get their hands on a psalm book once owned by a judge in the city's famed witch trials.
- DC officials launch free book program for children Updated: Feb-05-16 3:16 am
WASHINGTON - Officials in Washington are launching a program that will provide a free book every month children under the age of five.
- Veterans make peace with past at Cowboy Poetry workshop Updated: Feb-05-16 2:05 am
ELKO, Nevada - Talking about the experiences of war can be difficult for veterans, but writing about it could be the first step.
- Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has book deal Updated: Feb-04-16 10:42 pm
NEW YORK - Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has a book deal.
- Elizabeth Smart working on self-empowerment book due in 2017 Updated: Feb-04-16 3:55 pm
NEW YORK - Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart's next book will be a guide to self-empowerment.
- Romania: govt suspends law for books written in prison Updated: Feb-03-16 11:20 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's government has suspended a controversial law that made prisoners eligible for a reduced sentence if they had written a book.
- Foundation: Kensington decorative furnishings head to Seneca Updated: Feb-02-16 12:27 pm
SUMTER, South Carolina - A South Carolina foundation's collection of antique furnishings once shown at Kensington Mansion in Eastover is being sent to museums in Seneca and Columbia.
- 2 more coloring books by Johanna Basford coming this year Updated: Feb-02-16 11:25 am
NEW YORK - Mark your calendars, or perhaps color them in: Johanna Basford has two adult coloring books coming out this year.
- A workaholic dad learns to adapt in 'This Was Not the Plan' Updated: Feb-01-16 12:38 pm
"This Was Not the Plan" (Touchstone), by Cristina Alger
- Review: 'The Language of Secrets' is action-packed novel Updated: Feb-01-16 12:23 pm
"The Language of Secrets" (Minotaur), by Ausma Zehanat Khan
- Book illustrator's art poster appearing in NYC subway system Updated: Feb-01-16 12:02 pm
NEW YORK - An art poster created by a children's book author and illustrator for the subway system celebrates New York City's voices and music.
- Review: 'The Cowshed' a stark reminder of dark time in China Updated: Feb-01-16 11:14 am
"The Cowshed: Memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution" (New York Review Books), by Ji Xianlin
- Effort to digitize out-of-print books about Detroit-area Updated: Feb-01-16 8:15 am
- Kentucky Poetry Out Loud recitation contest set for Feb. 23 Updated: Feb-01-16 8:14 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Students from 18 Kentucky high schools will compete in a state poetry recitation contest this month.
- Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner dies at age 74 Updated: Jan-28-16 11:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Paul Kantner, an original member of the seminal 1960s rock band Jefferson Airplane and the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, has died at age 74.
- Title announced for Phil Knight's memoir Updated: Jan-28-16 4:50 pm
NEW YORK - Nike co-founder Phil Knight's memoir will be called "Shoe Dog" and is coming out in April.
- E-book use climbs among Hancock County library patrons Updated: Jan-28-16 5:01 am
GREENFIELD, Indiana - There was a time when checking out an audio book from a library meant rifling through a stack of CDs or cassettes.
- Book on India's partition wins $5,000 prize Updated: Jan-27-16 12:01 pm
NEW YORK - A book on the partition of India in 1947 and its fatal consequences has won a $5,000 prize.
- Children's mystery 'The Lie Tree' wins UK's Costa book prize Updated: Jan-27-16 5:38 am
LONDON - "The Lie Tree," a Victorian mystery for young readers, has won Britain's Costa Book of the Year prize - a rare triumph for youth fiction at a major literary prize.
- Designer Norma Kamali working on health and beauty book Updated: Jan-26-16 9:00 pm
NEW YORK - Fashion designer Norma Kamali is teaming with physician Dr. Jingduan Yang on a book about looking and feeling young.
- Trevor Noah writing book of personal essays due in November Updated: Jan-26-16 4:53 pm
NEW YORK - Trevor Noah is upholding another tradition left from his Comedy Central predecessor Jon Stewart: He's writing a book.
- New book details dying doctor's quest to find meaning Updated: Jan-26-16 1:19 pm
"When Breath Becomes Air" (Random House), by Paul Kalanithi
- Kondo is back with more tidying advice in 'Spark Joy' Updated: Jan-26-16 1:05 pm
NEW YORK - Marie Kondo is back.