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Responding to complaints by a Muslim creationist that its contents were defamatory and blasphemous, a Turkish court has banned Internet users from viewing Richard Dawkins' website. Meanwhile, here in North America, Scholastic has pulled all ... Read More »

September 19, 2008 | Filed under: Book news


New Yorker scribe Adam Gopnick has penned a nice, lengthy essay about the continuing controversy surrounding Babar, the titular hero of the popular children's book series. As Gopnick explains, people like the Chilean author Ariel ... Read More »

September 17, 2008 | Filed under: Book news


From The Globe and Mail: Jacob Two-Two, one of the late Mordecai Richler's most famous characters, could be forgiven if he felt uncomfortable with being immortalized in a trilogy. After all, he's two plus two ... Read More »

August 25, 2008 | Filed under: Book news


“Except for a rather gruesome two-year stint as manager of an auto-parts warehouse around 1985 I have been in the book industry in one way or another since 1978,” says Stephen Quick, who’s currently a ... Read More »

August 11, 2008 | Filed under: Book news