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Dog-Eared and Dispatched: March 1, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: March 1, 2015

From the discovery of a lost tale to the destruction of rare books, this has been a tumultuous week in the book world. Barnes and Noble, though, has managed to do something that’s made Wall Street Happy, and the West Coast port strike is over at last. Ready for more? Read on! Lost and found

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March 1, 2015

Famous First Words: A Study in Scarlet

“Well, my man, you’ve served in the army.” This pronouncement is made with complete confidence and without the benefit of any prior knowledge of the subject’s personal history. A response comes back quickly. “Aye, sir.” “Not long discharged?” The slight inflection of inquiry here is a procedural formality. “No, sir.” “A Highland regiment?” Muted astonishment

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September 17, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: June 22, 2014

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: June 22. 2014

Welcome to this week’s amble through the tangled thickets of book culture. There’s good news on the copyright front, as US courts rule that the character of Sherlock Holmes is part of the public domain. We’ve also got some summer reading recommendations for you, and news about Amazon (but not about Hachette). There are some

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June 22, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: January 5, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

Cheers to the new year, literary citizens! We hope all of you enjoyed a lovely denouement to 2013 and a fabulous leap into 2014. In this week’s rundown of the wild world of book culture, actor Shia LeBoeuf confesses (remorselessly?) to plagiarizing the writings of Daniel Clowes and Benoit Duteurtre. In other news, the Library of

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January 5, 2014

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